FO 6/52: Baby Bear

I **finally** have a finished object to show off. ¬†I cannot even begin to tell you how behind I have gotten! ūüė¶ ¬†Happily, this is a Christmas gift that I can get crossed off of my list AND blog about. ¬†This cute little bear is going to be for my new little cousin, Addy, who was born this past February.

The pattern is from the book, Itty – Bitty Toys, and I used just a little over 1/2 skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Happy Valley. ¬†Since my gauge is SO LOOSE, I used 2.5 mm needles – I always have a problem with my knit toys being so stretchy and therefore hard to stuff, so I really have to go down a couple of needle sizes from what most patterns recommend.

This was a relatively quick knit until I got to the feet – so fiddly and boring!! ¬†The legs and feet are worked in 2 pieces and then the foot is sewn onto the leg. ¬†It ends up with a cute result, but not very fun to actually perform. ¬†I kept on putting off finishing it up, but I finally bit the bullet, and just did it!! ¬†I have so few FOs to show off right now, it felt good to actually finish something even if I didn’t not enjoy the final finishing process!!

I am still plugging away on all of my weekly projects (I started #13 on Saturday) – still currently working on a lot of stuff that I can’t blog about until things are given to the intended recipient, but quite frankly, I’d have to finish something before I could do either…