We interrupt Selfish Knitting Month (or my two month's late report of it) to bring you some unselfish knitting.
son asked me to knit a sweater for his teddy bear--which is actually my
teddy bear from when I was about 1 year old. I called him "Boo Bear"
since I couldn't say "blue," and, as you can see, he's had quite a bit
of fixing up already. I got him out to show to the kids and Sam started
carrying him around. I figured a sweater might protect him a bit. After
all, he's already 45-plus years old.
I used the free Teddy Bear Rollneck Sweater pattern (Ravelry link here)
and some blue superwash wool from my stash. The pattern assumes you
know how to knit a top-down raglan sweater ("move sleeve sts from scrap
yarn to needles and begin working in stockinette stitch"--it took me
awhile to figure out which stitches it meant). I chose to just have the
rollneck and did K1P1 ribbing at the sleeves and bottom. For next time:
Bears have very short arms.
Sophie asked me to knit a green sweater for her bear (which I had knit
for her last year). I just used smaller needles and slightly thinner
wool/acrylic from my stash. Maybe this was a little selfish after all,
since it makes me so happy to see them playing with handknit toys!