FO: Sugar Bear Cocoon

By the time you read this I should be on the road.  Right after I write this post I am heading to bed and setting my alarm for whatever time will result in pulling out of our parking lot by 530 am.  I don't anticipate any problem getting myself up.  In fact, if I sleep at all it will be a miracle.  Because I am going to Atlanta for a girl's weekend that involves yarn shops and Stitches South! (yes, you should read that with rising, squealing inflection)  The plan is to be there on Friday and then hit Eat, Sleep, Knit later in the weekend.  So if you happen to  be at any of those places and see me stumbling about in a daze, say hi!  This is my first Stitches and I just can't wait.

But before I dash off to yarnie fun times, I wanted to share this with you.

The Sugar Bear Cocoon knit out of an acrylic nylon blend that I got at Joann's with a coupon.  I know, this baby is totally worthy of more expensive knitwear, and she will get it, but I want her momma to have no qualms about popping this in the washer after a disastrous diaper incident (Just saying.  I work around kids.  It happens).

I am really pleased with how this knit up.  The yarn did what I needed, and is super soft.  The pattern makes complete sense, like all of Kate Oats' patterns, and resulted in a finished object I was proud to give to a woman who made my life much easier as both a coworker and a friend.  She and her husband are both historians by trade and so I thought this button was the perfect finishing touch.

One of my few remaining Soviet military buttons, given to me by the niece of a collector.  My friend and her husband joke that if their daughter is born on May 1 they will just have to name her Trotsky, so this little button will remind them of that inside joke long after she has outgrown the blanket itself.

And now I'm off!  For more FOs, check out the gang over at Tami's Amis!


  1. That is such a cute pattern. I may have to give it a go for my new nephew. Have a great time at Stitches, I am very jealous!

  2. Hooray! Congratulations on finishing the cocoon, it is an epic project. Hope you have a fun weekend, looking forward to hearing about your adventures