Lisa and Steve, who are friends of my boyfriend, Tom, are pregnant at long last with a little girl. In celebration, I decided to rustle up this adorable Bobbi Bear. The pattern, available from Blue Sky Alpacas, is shown in various wools, but I decided to whip it up instead in their beautiful, soft Dyed Cotton in Shell. I love the results and I hope the new parents and their little girl do, too.
I wanted to adorn bear's neck with a little something and was so thrilled when I found the just-right thing at JoAnn Fabrics: a white grosgrain ribbon with "baby girl" printed in pink and brown . The perfect touch. Welcome to the world, little one!