Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Popcorn Bear

He's finally finished. I bought this kit after falling in love with him on QVC and wanted to give him to my daughter when she was born as he comes with a little Adoption Certificate that you can fill in. Needless the say, the knitting part got done really quickly but I left the dreaded sewing up for months.

My daughter is now 20 months old and Popcorn bear is finally finished - here he is and he looks so cute that I have now added him to some of the pictures on my website as a kind of Mascot.

I think I need to trim the fur around the eyes a bit don't you?

On a technical note - knitting with the eyelash yarn was horrible as I couldn't see the increases and decreases clearly enough - even counting the rows was difficult. I don't normally use row counters or stitch markers but if I ever do anything in this kind of yarn again, I'm going to use both. I can't tell you how many times I dropped stitches and couldn't find them, nor how many times I lost count of the row number and had to start the piece again!! Still he's really cute and has his own little blankie to cuddle too!!


Secret Squirrel said...

Love the teddy bear! I recently knitted some chemo caps with fun fur and I feel your dropped-stitch pain! It's a nightmare trying to see what's going on with your knitting with all that fur everywhere! But I'll bet your little girl will love it! I still have a doll that my mum made for me when I was little. I'm sure she'll cherish something you put so much love into!

Sharon said...

OMGosh, he is adorable!! Good thing I didn't see him when my oldest was into bears or I would have been making one of those too. I hope your little one treasures it for years to come.