My 2 year old daughter loves the cbeebies programme 'Same Smile', and as they don't yet have any products from the show I wanted to make her very own Mish, Moosh and Mogo (shown here (picture courtesy of BBC/cbeebies):
Not only are there no products but also there is also no 'pattern' for these, so I knew I would have to come up with my own adaptation. Luckily enough I spotted a teddy bear pattern which came free as a supplement with the Simply Knitting magazine which seemed to fit the bill. The teddy had a muzzle, and I knew that the rest would just be down to colouring and a wool change to make the body two tone.
I purchased some DK wool in purple, orange and green along with some Snowflake wool for the white furry bits and set to on Mish. It all knitted up pretty quickly however I am rubbish when it comes to sewing these things up and for a short while he was merely a torso with legs, a head and the muzzle!
My daughter on the other hand, knew when I was knitting what it was and would refer to it as 'Mish' (very sweet) and even in his part assembled state she would steal him off my desk and play with him as if he was complete.
This week I decided I owed it to my daughter to get him finished, and painstakingly sat and attached his arms, ears and eyes, then finished his features off with an embroidered nose & mouth. I had tears in my eyes when I finished him sometime after 11pm, as he literally 'came alive' in my hands.
I sat him on the sofa ready for my daughter the following morning, and I am pleased to say it was worth the effort. She was delighted when she came down and found him, and kept mentioning that he now had eyes!
Here is the finished Mish! One down, two to go...