Friday, November 21, 2014

FO Friday: Polar Bear

After a chilly week here in Chicago, today's FO project seems more than appropriate: a polar bear!

I was hoping to be able to photograph him in some actual snow, but it seems like other parts of the country are getting ALL OF THE SNOW while Chicago is merely being teased with flurries. Therefore, I took matters into my own hands and used some natural-colored spinning fiber (Louet's Jacob sliver, to be exact) to manufacture a wintry scene of my own!

I used the Hot Chocolate Run Polar Bear pattern from WEBS; all proceeds from the sale of this pattern benefit Safe Passage, and last month they hosted a KAL which shares some handy tips for knitting and assembling your bear.

The pattern calls for bulky weight yarn, but I opted to make a smaller version with Valley Yarns Stockbridge yarn as the MC and some leftover stash yarn for the contrasting colors. Isn't he adorable?

In other news: it's last call for 25% off  my eligible patterns for this year's Indie Design Giftalong event! The coupon code expires at midnight tonight, so be sure to make your pattern purchases before then! 

Form + Function Socks
Berlin Cowl
Thanks for stopping by - have a crafty weekend! 

1 comment:

  1. How cute is that! Love your improvised snow, and the pudgy lil bear is adorable.