Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Knitted Bear...Jelly Roll.

As part of my New Year Resolutions, i decided that i would take a deep breath and try to read more complicated patterns and try my hand (and brain) at making some new projects. This little guy is my first finished project working with a book called "The Best Dressed Knitted Bear" by Emma King. Of course, as you can see, he is not dressed yet, but that will come, I'm sure...

He is knitted with traditional straight knitting needles and had to have his seams sewn together before stuffing

His head, legs and arms(and ears) are all separate pieces and are sewn on in a way that makes him a bit floppy, but i really like that.

His muzzle is also shaped after his head is stuffed and then his features can be embroidered on...
His arms and legs are like little sausages, and his trunk is like a Jelly Roll. So i think we will call him just that... Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Jelly Roll! I think he came out sweet and i think i will definitely make more of these little fellows!

12 comments:

teddybearswednesday said...

he's very sweet mare.

Julie Schuler said...

aw! That's so cute. He looks really fuzzy, too.

Cocorue said...

Jelly Roll is soooooo adorable....

TQ for visiting and do drop by whenever you can.....muuuuuuuuuuahz

coco

Molly said...

He looks so squeezable, he turned out very nice. I think you did a great job.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh mare!
i LOVE jelly roll! what type of yarn did you use? it is beautiful!

Mare said...

Thank You Everyone! I'll definitely make more of these little bears!

Mare said...

Hi Melissa, i used Lion Brand Jiffy yarn. It is 100% acrylic, but looks fuzzy like a nice fluffy wool. I made this bear to be safe for all ages, even small children,with no small parts that could come off and be put in their mouths. So i wanted it to be a bit more washable also, you know? I use this yarn for many of my other bears too...

inadvertent farmer said...

That is just darling...glad you made that resolution so you can share with the rest of us who are chicken, lol! Kim

crimsoncat05 said...

aaaawww... his face has that certain "something" that gives him extra personality!

Mare said...

Hi Kim, oh believe me, i AM a Chicken with a capital C! But i realized that if i just learn all the terminology that comes with knitting and crochet, and take it one step at a time and do exactly what the pattern tells me to do, then i CAN do it. And if i make a mistake, i can rip it out and start again, or decide it was just not worth the stress! :)

Mare said...

Hi Crimsoncat! Thanks so much...

Farm Chick Paula said...

Okay, Mare- I think you have found your calling... you are an AWESOME critter-maker! I think you enjoy making sweet little friends about as well as anything, don't you?
Mr. Jelly Roll is so cute, I would love to sqeeze him!