A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine asked me to make his teddy bear (aka Sugarbear) a Christmas sweater. He was able to find a cute little Halloween sweater for Sugarbear at the Dollar Store (of all places) but Sugarbear wanted a festive one too. I was a tad nervous, since I’ve never made a sweater before – also, when I think ‘sweater’, I usually think ‘knit’ and not so much ‘crochet’.
So, I had a look around on Ravelry for the perfect pattern. Turns out there are loads of really adorable and amazing sweaters done in crochet! And I found the perfect pattern: an adorable striped baby sweater by Kim Guzman. It was a very clear and easy to follow pattern. And it was free. Sweet.
The actual pattern is supposed to have sleeves, but I opted for the sweater vest look. Once I had this much of it sewn together, I thought it looked supercute without sleeves. Also, my stitches were kind of tight, and so I was worried that the sleeves would make Sugarbear’s arms stick straight out like a child who is overstuffed in a snowsuit.
Plus it’s very ‘Wallace’ (of Wallace and Gromit).
I only had Sugarbear for a couple of fittings, and I totally forgot to take a picture of him while he was here.
Oh, and I found these adorable snowflake buttons (on sale) at Fabricland. I think they are so sweet! They’re a little tricky to undo, on account of the spiky bits, but I still think they’re cool.
And, by the way, there is only ONE WEEK until Christmas!! I’m so excited. Three more days of work … a bit of wrapping … and I’m home! I managed to finally get all the decorations up on my Christmas tree – despite being bed-ridden sick for four days last week. (My immune system needs a serious talking to.) Here’s a blurry morning shot of my tree, plus Boo silhouetted in the background.
Happy almost-Christmas holidays!