Winnie the Pooh

Last Friday something very important happened to an old friend of mine. He turned 90!! I know you’re all probably thinking “But Jess, you’re only 28. How do you have a 90 year old friend?” That question is very simple to answer. Because my friend is the one and only Winnie the Pooh!

On October 14, 1926 Winnie the Pooh was published. He was already around for 60ish years and had several books, comics, movies, and a TV show before we were introduced.

I was given a stuffed Pooh on my baptism when I was a month and one day old. He was also my very first stuffed bear! Believe it or not my first stuffed anything was a bunny. Ever since that day he has never left my side. He was my favorite growing up. We had lots of play time (including tea parties) and he’s helped me through some scary nights and sick times. I also took him to college with me!! He’s never left my side in all these years. So I was very sad this morning when I found out he had a big birthday and I had no idea!!

As you all know I test patterns for Creative Threads by Leah. Back in June I tested her adult basic beanie pattern (not released yet – will add link when it is). I decided since I don’t make many things for myself I was going to make something awesome. I settled on a Pooh look. Surprising right?? I don’t like sharing photos of unreleased patterns but I really wanted to to celebrate my excitement and Leah said I could!! So here’s my hat!!

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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! And now that it’s cool out I can finally wear it and I can’t wait!! I hope to eventually make a Piglet and Tigger themed ones as well. Look for those in the next couple years hahah

So now I’m going to go watch one of my favorite movies (and you should too) to celebrate my favorite silly ol bear’s birthday!!

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