Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Another Polar Bear Stuffie

Now the first polar bear stuffie I did has a friend. I finished this little guy up a couple days ago. It's about the same size as the first one I did. I didn't use as much polyfil in it so it felted a lot better. Button eyes, needle-felted nose using black llama wool, and the facial features are needle-felted. This one has a red ribbon with a small gold jingle bell.

Been enjoying some spinning lately. I bought this lovely, lovely fiber blend at my local fiber shop. The blend is alpaca, merino, and silk. I'm not real crazy about spinning alpaca or merino, but just couldn't refuse simply because of the color. Surprisingly it's spinning up like a dream!!! I spun up a sample skein on my drop spindle the very same day I bought it. Loved the way it was spinning so much that I decided to spin the rest of it up on my spinning wheel. Thankfully I bought 8 ounces of this very lovely fiber. Haven't a clue as to what I will do with the finished yarn. All I know is that I'm really enjoying the spinning. :)


  1. Such a cute friend!! I love the yarn, you can tell how soft and how much sheen it has just from the pictures!

  2. Dori Ann, the new fiber has been such a pleasure to spin. It's almost sinful!!! :) It's 50% merino, 25% alpaca, and 25% silk.

  3. Love your polar bears. I bought a book for felting dogs. Will have to break it out soon as it looks like fun!