Thursday, February 25, 2010

JP's Teddy Bear

This project stemmed from a hat I was supposed to make on behalf of my friend's Aunt. She had made a sweater for my friend's little boy and had yarn left over, from which I was supposed to make a matching hat. Well, Christmas came along, and my gift knitting kind of took over. I forgot all about the hat. After Christmas had passed I called my friend to get a measurement of her baby's head, only to find out that he had already outgrown his sweater.

I had intended to make this teddy bear for him anyhow, so I figured it would be made all the more special by the fact that it was knitted with the yarn that his sweater had been made of. Hopefully, both baby and mommy will like it.

This is the body of the bear.

And these are the arms.

I am knitting this on size 4 needles and using Plymouth Yarn Baby Bunny in colors 204-Blue and 206-Celery. The pattern for this bear is free, and can be found here. The pattern calls for size 3 needles and a DK/Sport weight yarn. Since Baby Bunny is considered worsted weight I went with the size 4's, but I think I could have used the size 3's. The knitted pieces probably would have been a bit tighter.

We'll see how it goes. I'm really looking forward to completing this project, just to see how it all turns out. This will be my first ever stuffed animal.

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