Thursday, November 23, 2006

Meet Beary


the bear. Pattern: Best Friends Bear from IK Gifts Issue 2006.
Yarn: 5 ply yarn. - Just over 1 ball of cream, and half a ball each of the navy and dark pink.
Started: Saturday and finished on Wednesday afternoon.

This is really the first knitted toy that I have made. I am giving this to our neighbour's daughter who is nearly 2 years old, for Christmas. I hope she likes it. Isabelle and Lachlan have requested a knitted bear too, but theirs will have to wait until next year when I have more time, and can be bothered making another one. I find these bears very fussy to make with all the increases and decreases, and I need to improve my sewing skills too I think. Maybe they will be less fussy the more I make of them. Well I wont find out for a while will I. Now onto finishing the scarves for Isabelle's kinder teachers, and then not much more to knit for presents. Happy knitting everyone!

12 comments:

R a i n said...

That's so cool. Pretty darn good for a first!

Siow Chin said...

So cute! I'm not good at making toys too and I find making the face the hardest. But your is really lovable.

Noeysmommy said...

He's so cute! I love him!

sandra said...

Great bear! My younger asked for one also! Luckilly, I got copy of tht IK issue so her recquest will be pleased!

Mimi said...

That's such cute bear! I 've never knitted a toy but I can tell the mending job is hard.

Rhonda said...

That is just way too cute!

jessica said...

What a cute bear! Making knitted toys are fussy. I've made quite a few of them and they don't seem to get any easier. I have messed around with patterns and knit them in the round, for less seaming. But the kids love them, I'm sure your neighbor will love her new teddy bear too!

Allena said...

wow the bear is so cute! i'm sure the little girl will LOVE it

Anonymous said...

Aawe, he is so cute! Just perfect!

Strikkelise said...

It's so cute! And with such a nice expression on its face.

Susan Hird said...

Very cute. I've never tried soft toys, but I like the result.
BTW, this isn't my usual blog account, I'm at http://qwarkus.typepad.com

Kate said...

Fantastic bear - love the expression on its face, Great job!