Friday, August 8, 2008
This is the latest addition to the bear population here. He's knitted from black alpaca and white alpaca/mohair blend. The pattern is Jean Greenhowe's teddy bear pattern from Traditional Favorites. I altered the finishing to allow him to be jointed, rather than sewn on one position. I also didn't like the eyes very much--kind of panicked looking, I thought. So, I added a slanted eyelid that softens the stark look of fear to a dreamier and friendlier expression.
I quite like his looks now. He's off to become a gift for a college girl's birthday.