Happy birthday to my SIL and fellow knitter Elizabeth! The big 4-0!
That's most of Baby Bobbi Bear done - he just needs arms, ears, an embroidered nose and some duplicate stitching to define his neck. Now that his body is stuffed I'm sorry I didn't switch down a needle size; the fabric could have been a little denser I think, so that the stuffing wouldn't have shown through.
Baby Bobbi's knit in sport weight yarn held double so that's why there are so many partial balls around him. The construction is interesting because you knit his body first, then his legs and then turn him over to knit his head. Doing it that way there are no seams and few ends to weave in. Love that! And look how the lines of the decreases that make up the head shaping create his snout. Neat, huh?
As soon as this little bear is finished I think I may go ahead and make him a sweater from this pattern. How cute is that? Besides, I just bet there's some suitable scrap yarn in my stash that could be put to good use for that. Why I am making a stuffed toy, you might ask? A couple of reasons:
- trying a pattern I inherited from my Mom
- making a donation for the Joe Joe Bear Foundation
What are you up to today? If you've got some time, check out the links at Tami's Amis. I'm constantly amazed by the creativity and productivity!