FOs: Bobbi & Gracia
Posted by Amber on October 21, 2008
I went up to NYC yesterday for the naming of my friend Abby’s latest FO, Gracia Chana:
(Wearing a dress her mommy made for her!)
On the flight/during lunch I finished a little buddy for Gracia: Bobbi (Baby Bobbi Bear)
(Made with Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in color “Stone” — less than 1 ball! With a US 7 needle. Didn’t bother to measure gauge.) My embroidery leaves much to be desired. I told Abby that I wouldn’t be offended if I saw Bobbi in a few months, and his nose looks different. She said that she couldn’t believe I think so little of her that she’d redo the nose on a gift – I said no, no – I think very little of my embroidery skills. If I hadn’t been chilling out with little Gracia taking a nap on my chest all afternoon, I’d have probably fixed it myself.
Although Bobbi turned out super cute, I wasn’t terribly fond of the pattern. I’d have done a provisional cast on to start, done the short row butt differently, and I was annoyed that the increases on the head just said “M1” and didn’t specify M1L/M1R. Also, I’d do the head first, stuff the head/body/arms, and do the legs last. As it was, I stuffed the body & legs before starting the head, because stuffing the entire body through the little arm holes seemed like it would be a pain. The head probably could have used more stuffing too. Like I said, still super cute, but I’ll just put it together differently next time.
Bobbi has quite the booty.