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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Making Snow BEARable

In between my snow shoveling moments I have been working on my bear. 

Here he is so far. I have just joined his little arms and I am about to start the decreases that will lead up to his neck.

You can't really tell from this picture, but I am using size 10 1/2" needles, with worsted weight yarn.

When you are felting it's important to knit the pieces very loosely for it to 'shrink' to the correct size.

You can see here that I am getting a gauge of about 3 stitches per inch. 

Hopefully it won't snow anymore and I can spend my time finishing him up . . . and not shoveling! 

Stay tuned to see him finished and for the felting process!!

Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.

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