Tuesday, December 05, 2006

A Bear for Isabel

I bought this book awhile ago and have been itching to try the pattern for this little bear. The shaping was something new to me so it was interesting to make. It was also surprisingly quick to do. It was surprisingly easy to read the diagram to the pattern as well. I can't read Japanese well at all, in fact hardly at all.... ok NOT at all (well ok I can read SOME hirigana but that won't help me much with patterns ha!) but luckily Japanese craft books are always so well "illustrated". hee hee (^_^)v Anyway, it's been ages since I've updated anything on this blog. So without further ado here he is
I used an F Hook (4.om) and some left over worsted weight yarn (no idea what brand, sorry) for the body. The muzzle is sport weight. I also made an extra ear and used it as a tail. Really cute. (*_*). The scarf is knitted with sport weight yarn. Just your basic stockinette, 4s. Black button eyes. I really liked the way he turned out and was hesitant at first to gift him to my friend Isabel who was in desperate need of some cheering up. But it was well worth the "work" (and sacrifice hee hee) to see her gleeful reaction. (~_^)v.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest thing! Love it. It would make a great stocking stuffer. or package topper. I wish It was in a more accessable book. I feel inspired to go try and translate my new Hello Kitty Book. (must figure out hook size. and yarn weight.)

Anonymous said...

Very sweet:) I know what you mean about ami's they are like my babies :) I don't want to part with them sometimes not even for my kids!

Amigurumi Girl said...

aw thanks for the wonderful comments. don't worry too much about hook size and yarn for your hello kitty projects! just pick something and go with it! since you're not making an item of clothing that needs to fit perfectly it won't matter too much. have fun!

Allena said...

wow i love it! i'm planning on making some ami for christmas gifts for my neice and maybe my nephews.... i have that book i think....i'll have to go check it out again! i was kinda putting it off b/c i was a little scared off by how wonderful the books are and if mine won't turn out.

ambika said...

Wow, your little animals are so well-done and so expressive. Wonderful work.

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