I’m in the middle of knitting socks for my older son and a blanket for my younger, so naturally when Christmas approached I thought, “I need to make something for the boys.” Yup, that makes no sense, but I absolutely thought it.
I saw an adorable polar bear come through an email from Red Heart Yarns. The pattern looked insanely easy and more importantly, seriously cute. I asked the boys in a very leading voice if they’d happen to want these fellas for Christmas. They gave the thumbs up. I dove in quickly.
The yarn is pretty interesting to work with, very bulky, but not like chunky yarn. Mostly I couldn’t see my stitches on the knitting needle because of the wispy loft. I made the smart decision to make two heads, then two bodies, and so on so I didn’t just finish one and declare they share. In other words, crazy yarn or not, I couldn’t give up.
The boys named them Billy and Wallace.
My sister says the boys are getting older and I won’t be able to make them stuffed animals much longer. That is probably a good thing because we have a large population of stuffed animal friends, but I’m going to keep churning knits out for them as long as they’ll oblige me. I mean, come on, they are my boys, I am compelled to make things for them. Perhaps even more so when it comes to holidays and birthdays. So now, it’s back to the original projects, I have to finish one heel and the socks are done and I’ll crank away at that blanket…. until the next birthday comes up.