About once or twice a year I get the urge to hand knit an entire piece. I've admired Debbie Bliss's teddy because I thought the pieces were nicely shaped. Wouldn't want to do it by machine since it's garter stitch so I "cheated" and knit it by hand. ;=)
I combined 4 strands of thin-ish coned yarn, two of which are fuzzy. They didn't rise to the occasion, so to speak and he doesn't look that fuzzy. The resulting color is ok for a bear, though. I checked out other examples of her bear on Ravelry and several said it was a "fast knit". O MY! I'm not a fast hand knitter, but I'm not that slow either. Took me two weeks of nightly knitting to get him done. Machine knitters and hand knitters have different definitions of the word "fast".
I was faithful to the instructions except I omitted the muzzle and added a belly button. Embroidering the face kind of gave it some shape. Here are some more pictures of this cutie;
Now, what should I name him??? I'm sending him to California along with some other little things for an Easter present. Suggestions are welcome...