Sunday, August 5, 2007

O is for Oscar

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


Yarnhog said...

If the baby plays with it, the nose and mouth won't last long anyway--they get all loved off in no time!

Nora said...

I like the face as is - somehow the two cris-cross eyes give it more than enough character...

nova said...

I like the stuffy as-is. Very cute and suitable for lots of loving!

Lydee said...

I like it as is; it's precious! We're having a nice time here at OI. We weren't thinking when we rented a house on East Oak Island drive. We have to cross that road to get to the beach. We opted to drive instead because we can usually find a spot to park. All the same though, I think I like the condos on Caswell better, even if the whirlpool leaked on us last year.

JulieFrick said...

It is babylicious up in here! Love the newborn shot. Gets my pulse racing!!

Haley said...

Thanks everyone for the stuffie feedback. I like him as he is as well. Julie--it won't be long for your next set of newborn shots. So excited for you!