Thursday, July 29, 2010

Baby Brrr Bear

I have finally finished my Baby Brrr Bear. The pattern is by Susan B. Anderson for Spud & Chloe.  The yarn is Spud & Chloe Fine in Popcorn.  I love Spud & Chloe yarn, and they have great patterns.  It is my opinion though, that they would sell a lot more of their patterns if they were available to purchase online, as well as in hardcopy.  It seemed to take me a lot of effort to order the pattern online and than wait for it too come in the mail.  Much less immediate satisfaction than ordering it as a Ravelry download.

I started working on this project 2 months ago.  He took me sooooo long to complete.  Don't get me wrong, he wasn't hard at all.  I just had a really hard time knitting the fingerling weight yarn.  It felt like I got nowhere fast through the body and head.  The legs I finished fairly quickly though, they took me just over an evening for each leg.

Right up until the end I was very skeptical about the knitting I had been doing and how the bear would come together.  It just didn't look quite right.  Once the last leg was on, all my concerns melted away.  He is adorable and squishy and I wish I could keep him.

I wanted to add a little something extra to him, a little pop of colour.  I designed a small scarf using some Pancake and Lulu I received through last months yarn of the month club.  The colourway is called Hummingbird.  It's very summery and colourful.  You can see what I did for the scarf pattern here.  The pattern is nothing special, but I decreased a bit to narrow the scarf where it ties around his neck.  This really cuts down the bulkiness of the scarf.

I love his legs and feet... so cute...

This little guy is all packed up and ready to go to his new home in California.  He is part of my current package to Kimberly (AKA Cathcart).

Kimberly will get to try knitting a Brrr Bear in the Medium size as well (remember, the pattern is good for 3 sizes of Brrr Bears using either fine, sweater or outer Spud & Chloe).

I originally wanted to send Kimberly a medium Brrr Bear, but he would have been too big and expensive to mail.  Instead I am including the pattern and 3 skeins of Spud & Chloe Sweater (in Rootbeer).  I can't wait to see her version of the Brrr Bear. 

Although it's also on my project page, I'll mention it here.  The small Brrr Bear only required 2 skeins of the S & C Fine.  I actually had quite a bit left over too.  The printed pattern indicates you need 3 skeins.  Another knitter made the same note regarding the yarn required and saved me buying an extra skein.  Hopefully this error can be futher confirmed and corrected in future printings of the pattern. 


  1. hey there, i remember you saying something about wanting more peek a blocks.. did you ever end up finding more? i just found a bunch on our local craigslist.. here a link to the ad.
    let me know if you want them we can come up with an exchange:)
    rav name.. britbrit

  2. He is here, and I LOVE him! Thank you so much!!!!!