Another finished project! A Stuffie for my newest nephew, Oscar. Aren't they both adorable?
The Stuffie is a free pattern from Ysolda. She has both free patterns and patterns for sale (many with fairy tale names like Gretel, Snow White and Briar Rose.)
I like how the Stuffie is nice and simple. My husband thinks he needs a mouth and nose, but I like how he looks without. I always feel like my faces sometimes take away from my softies. Maybe I'm just not very good at embroidering faces. What do you think--does he need a mouth?
I enjoyed the pattern although I did find a few errors (mainly related to placement of parentheses and all pretty obvious if you have a little knitting experience). The pattern called for any yarn that is soft so I used Debbie Bliss cashmerino chunky (used a little leftover birthday money and my 20% off coupon to my LYS). This was my first time using this yarn and I really liked the feel of it although it had a hint of a strange odor to it. Has anyone else ever noticed that? Anyway, it was generally very soft and fun to work with. This was also my first experience with duplicate stitch. I found it to be a fun way to add embellishment to the stuffie. The project details are listed below.
Pattern: Stuffie from Ysolda. I chose to do the kitty ears (vs. the bunny ears)
Yarn: Debbie Bliss cashmerino chunky, Colour: 17011, just under one skein and Plymouth Encore in white (doubled) for eyes and O
Needles: Size 8 doublepoint needles, tapestry needle
Other Materials: polyfill stuffing
Changes: None, except I had a duplicate stitch O on his tummy for Oscar