Originally Posted by pauline maddocks
I have that book and my friend knitted it last year for her sister when she was pregnant. It was even nicer knitted up than it shows on the pattern. She used Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino in coffee and cream colours...
I can't afford cashmere for this particular project. It's too close to Christmas for me to spend that kind of money on yarn anyways. I am told there are other, more important things to spend money on at this time of year! I truly doubt it, but DH says it's a fact!!!
I am doing this WIP in white fingering weight yarn that has a thin strand of white satin running through it and pale yellow fingering weight yarn for inside the ears and for the pads of the hands and feet. Then I think I will try to get pale yellow buttons (heart shaped if I can find them) for the closure. It may not look like an actual teddy bear but it will be cute. This is about the fifth time I have made this outfit. It is so cute on the little ones. It's not a hard pattern to do. It will keep me busy for a few weeks (which is good).
What I did was photocopy the pattern and have both pages laminated. This way I am not fighting with that thick book all the time.