Two gifts for special babies. First up is Bobby Bear. The pattern is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I’m very pleased with how it turned out, though perhaps he looks a little pensive without a mouth? Maybe I’ll add one. He’s made with Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton, which was not cheap, but super soft. I didn’t use two circulars as the pattern suggests, just DPNs because I find them far easier. The eyes and nose are embroidered with wool floss I got at the White Elephant Sale. He’s stuffed with cotton fleece, wool, and buckwheat husks. Machine washable as well!
Next is the Baby Bolero from One Skein. Again, the Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton was fabulous. It’s super soft. The size was very large (this is supposed to be for newborn?). I’m not happy with the number of seams. If i did this again, I would pick up for the arms and use DPNs for them. Also machine washable. Hope the new moms like them!