Meet Bruno

“Hi!”

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before, but I like to knit – and Bruno is my latest finished project.  (Actually, I probably shouldn’t say “finished” since he doesn’t have a face yet, and he still has a stitch marker hanging off his cheek.)

But I finished stuffing him and stitching him up this morning, and I’m just so excited I have to post some photos.

He’s my first stuffed animal – most of what I knit is garments – scarves, shawls, sweaters, hats, socks, and so on.  He’s nowhere near perfect, but I’m reasonably pleased with how he turned out, as a first attempt.  But his back right leg is a little duck-toed, and his head is tilted sideways, and his ears aren’t quite on symmetrically.

(Bruno!  Rude!)

Eventually (next week?) he’ll have eyes, a nose, and a mouth.  Perhaps I’ll post finished-product photos then.

I told Maxwell to meet Bruno, and he was like huh?  Bear?  What bear?

Then he thought Bruno was a game  …

… knock him down, get a treat?  Please?

Sadly for Maxwell, that’s not quite the way it worked out.  We worked it out, though, and now they are peacefully coexisting.

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10 thoughts on “Meet Bruno

  1. Super cute Bruno! And I agree with everyone else, the best thing about a stuffed animal is the imperfections that give him his own bearinality. Can’t wait to see his face when you’re done.

  2. Wow, thanks everyone. I am glad he gets a universal stamp of approval, flaws and all. Every time I look at him I waver between thinking he has is own individual “bearinality” (nice word, Denise!) and feeling happy with how he turned out – and thinking that he looks like a bat or a cat, or some other pointy-eared non-bear animal. But the friends-and-family approval is good enough for me, and the negative thoughts are probably only my personal Summer 2012 self-doubt talking. (See next post…)

    Now … what to do with him once he’s actually finished?

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