Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Lumpy cotton-linen bear

This little guy had been sitting in a drawer for months, missing an ear and a tail, so I finished him off last night. I'm pretty bad at sewing amigurumi pieces together, but hopefully the wonkiness adds to his charm. In my opinion, eyebrows maketh the bear. I don't know why more people don't give them eyebrows.

One thing I did succeed at sewing on was his tail. Unlike anything else I've ever made, this dude can sit upright without leaning on anything. Even the weight of his giant, misplaced head won't topple him over!

Oh yes, and the main point of this post was the yarn. I wanted to try something with a bit more texture than my usual double knit acrylic, to make the teddy more teddylike, but a lot of the hairy stuff looks quite hard to work with, especially for small, tight stiches. I found this Stylecraft cotton & linen Sircco DK in a local yarn shop and was mostly drawn to the pretty dusky colours. I'm not sure the lady in the shop had much faith in my making it work for a bear.

It was tricky to work with at first because of the thin and thickness of the yarn. I couldn't really see the stiches I was trying to work into, but with the strong fibre running through it, I could feel them easily. I'm pretty pleased with the result. I like his knobbly texture How could you not want to hug him!?


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    1. Thank you! I love him though last night he toppled over onto a plate of oatcakes and is now covered in pickle :(