Oh boy, guys.
I’ve fallen, and I’ve fallen hard.
I have been completely neglecting my Christmas knitting and any design work I should be doing. My yard is knee-high with dandilions and my sink is full of dirty dishes. All I want to do is watch the Great British Bake Off and make teddy bears.
This pattern is so simple, knitting it is basically a practice of Zen meditation. And, the bears are too stinking cute!
I finished my first bear in just under 24 hours (I told you I have a problem). I couldn’t stop knitting!And the second one joined the pile less than a week later.I’ve got a bag half-full of Knit Picks Swish Worsted, leftover from a few projects. It’s a lovely uber-soft merino wool that’s surprisingly hard-wearing (even if it pills a bit), so it’s perfect for kids toys. I’m planning on knitting my way through all this yarn, then diving back into my stash to find more yarn to make more bears! I had planned on shooting for a goal of a half-dozen bears, but at this rate, I’ll have a whole pack (herd? gaggle?) before I know it!
(Also, did you notice-I haven’t stuffed my bears yet. That’s because I don’t want to stop knitting them, even for the few minutes it would take to stuff one and sew it up. I think I might have a problem.)
Has anyone else made progress on their bears?