It took me nearly three months to finish the first one...to complete this second bear, I didn't even need three days!
Knitting needles: size 3 mm
Yarn: Unknown 2 ply yarn (wool/acrylic blend), around 100g
Stuffing: Carded wool
Technical: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Result : ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥♥
Total cost: about 1,50€ (for the recycled yarn and stuffing)
I'm very pleased with the overall result of this bear - including my knitting techniques. I really paid attention this time to the shaping and tried out some different increasing and decreasing techniques to avoid holes in the tummy this time!
I also took my time over the sewing up, using mattress stitch for the first time. The final result is very satisfying. The only area for improvement really now is to work on my embroidery skills. In the absence of small beads for the eyes, perhaps I should try the aptly named "french knot" for the eyes?
As for the cost, well what can I say?!!