Sunday, November 18, 2012

Finished Teddy Bear

This past summer during the Olympics, I participated in the knit along on Ravelry. One of my projects was this adorable teddy bear. I was to cast on, knit and finish him during the Olympics. Well, this project didn't make it to the finish line in time, but I did finish him.  :) 

BUT, I couldn't show it to you until now. Here he is, Coe's bear.

Coe just turned one! AND we were able to give it to him for his birthday.  I think he likes it. Here is a link to the pattern for the bear on Ravelry.

This project is from the pattern named Revontuli, a free pattern on Ravelry. It was one of the projects just sitting and waiting to be done. So, I finally finished it!! I really am happy with the way the colors stripe in this. 

I did dye the yarn to be self-striping yarn,, hoping that my experiment would work,  It did and I really like it!

Here it is blocking. The knitting starts at the neck edge and you work down to the bottom edge. I did work the bottom edge differently than the original pattern. I added some lace and a ruffle.