Sunday, April 05, 2009

It bears repeating: I hate to sew

This probably falls into the category of "crappy, homemade gift" rather than "lovely, hand-crafted gift." But as soon as I saw this pattern, I knew I had to make one.

Fun to knit up; hateful to sew. I had particular trouble around the head, so his face came out squashy and oddly crunched on one side. But by putting his face on crooked (embroidery = more stupid sewing) I managed to make him look like his head is cocked sideways in a curious attitude.

The designer put out a somewhat simpler pattern for a smaller version, and I might try that. It lacks the silly toes, and maybe the head will come out a better shape.


Rosemary said...

I *love* that toy! You did a beautiful job. I'll strike a deal w/you: you knit and I'll sew, since *that's* something I actually can do, or at least can do better than knitting.

Unknown said...

I hate to sew, too. By the way, I'm passing along the love, you won an award, read about in on my blog

Unknown said...

Squee! Very cute! I'll definitely have to try some of those once I finish with the bunny binge. Needle felting should work quite well for this fella's face. Good thinking.

carina said...

I'm coming out of lurkdom to tell you that bear is absolutly adorkable!! I love it!