I am way way behind in my blog posting...primarily due to Christmas knitting. :/
So here is the practice bear...
I guess he could have used a bit more stuffing...though he seemed overstuffed at first. This is my first stuffed knit item, so I guess I am learning there. I got the nose on but am having horrific trouble embroidering the eyes (you can see a bunch of fuzz from my prior attempts). I am hoping someone at Ktog will be able to help me next week.
Here is Reece's bear minus face embroidery:
I actually don't like the duplicate stitch effect around the neck...so I don't think I'll do that for the next one. This one definitely turned out better though, aside from my forgetting how to do m1 increases without making holes....it's not so bad that I feel the need to rip it out though.
And my pet project - this is what I keep bargaining with myself on....if I do some work on the bears, I can do some work on these....
This pic was taken a few days ago. I'm now past the heel and just finished the gusset decreases. I love love LOVE this pattern. Very easy (though not so mindless I can read a magazine while knitting), really fun, and just LOOK how beautiful it is!
This sock is really all I want to do. I'm going to the symphony tonight, so this will be coming along with me for the car ride (the bear just isn't so good for car knitting).