When I was pregnant with my daughter Kira, my one and only hobby (reason for living) was knitting. I had grand plans to my new baby lots of warm goodies to keep warm and snug. But as fate would have it I developed carpal tunnel syndrome which caused non-stop pain in the last two fingers of both hands. I tried to knit through the pain but eventually I lost the battle and was only able to complete a few items.
Now everyone says each pregnancy is different so when I learned of my new pending arrival I grabbed the needles and got to work. All the while praying it wouldn’t happen again. No such luck. It has happened again and it’s even worse this time around. I was stuck the first time having had only one trick in bag but not this time. In the five years since Kira was born I’ve learned a thing or two. And all I can say is thank heaven for my machine and hand sewing skills.
I wish you could feel how soft and sweet this little guy is.
I followed the instructions to the letter, using linen, wool felt, hand sewed the details, etc. I really love how it turned out!!!
I stuck with a polka dot fabric theme, even found dot grosgrain ribbon in my stash.
And here’s the back…
I slipped stitched the back closed…I highly recommend acquiring that skill.
Can you stand all those adorable dots? I can barely.
There is supposed to be a little patch on the back that reads, “This bear belongs to (then you fill in the baby’s name)”. I’m going to have to wait to add that a bit later.
Thank God I can sew because even though I can still knit albeit very slowly. I think I would go insane and take everyone with me if I couldn’t make something, anything at all.
And if you’re wondering what I have been knitting here’s a little peek.
I think this little bear will go quite nicely with the hand knits. Don’t you think!