Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Finished Project: Boy's Teddy

Boy's Teddy 
Pattern: Teddy Bear by Debbie Bliss (My Ravelry Project Page)
Size made: 12.5" sitting, 19" standing.
Craft: Knit 

Needle used: US 3 (3.25 mm) strait needles
Yarn used:  Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly Mini Dots
Color:  Rain Drops
Yardage Used:  263 yards
Bought yarn from:  Michaels
Use yarn again?  Yep.  Soft and cute coloring with tons of yardage and machine washable!

Project Details and Feedback
Duration of Project: March 6th to March 10th, 2011
Made for:  An unknown baby boy. =]
Modifications:  The only modification I did was knit the ears in the round.  I didn't want to sew up yet more edges so I just did it in the round instead of flat and I'm glad I did. (Oh, I used a US 3 because the size called for was between a US 2 and US 3 and I'm usually a tighter knitter than gauges.)
Make this pattern again? Yes indeed.  I'm trying to think of a way of making it in mainly one piece and in the round (in st st instead of garter stitch probably).  I have to think on it because if I can find a way to do that I can really cut down on time spent and yardage used to make this.
Final thoughts/ recommendations: I love him.  I wasn't sure the whole way through if I would like him at all.  It even took me a few hours after I got the eyes and nose on (which are navy blue instead of black) to really start seeing him as a whole teddy instead of a bunch of knitted parts  I am now so smitten with him, he's adorable! I'll definitely be making more even if I can't find an easier way to do it.

 What I learned/practiced in this pattern: I practiced sewing up seems. I also worked with stuffing my first time and sewing on the felt pieces.



Anonymous said...

Teddy sure is a cutie :) He looks awful comfortable lazying around the house--in my chair, in the bed...we may just have to adopt him!
xxxooo mommy

LeeAnn Schaefer said...

lol yeah! What a life! =] I am tempted to keep him though! he's so dang cute. =]

Anonymous said...

Very cute. It would make a great gift for kids. They would love it.

Good Job Honey,


LeeAnn Schaefer said...

Thanks daddy! Yeah I think so too! =]