Grumpy Bear

I made this cute little bear using the pattern Grumpy Old Bear (ravlery link) by Susan B. Anderson in the book Itty-Bitty Nursery. It was very easy to knit and fairly easy to construct. The part that gave me the most trouble was the feet. The pattern calls for using plastic pellets to fill part of bear, which I used. Then my mom told me that the pellets say "Not for children under 3" on the bag which is rather frustrating since the book is full of patterns for babies. I've also noticed some pellet leakage through the openings in the knit.

Overall, I am pleased with the bear. His face turned out really nice. I used a vintage thread (pictured above) and took my time to make satin stitch eyes and nose. I recommend the pattern with the caveats of the funky feet (maybe they could be done like the hands instead of two separate pieces) and the plastic pellets.