Wednesday, October 19, 2005

ursa MAJOR

I put out a call for the last of the critters from last winter's Knitting Happy Hours (see my archives in March & April for unparalleled bear & wine action ) for the Mother Bear Project , a charity. Look who showed up. group
There are almost as many UFO bears sprinkled around the area. Its been requested demanded that this winter's knitting happy hours only be scarf producing, for the increase/decrease impaired.

A testament to personality. And if you think tension and gauge don't matter, look at the assortment of sizes we came up with from the same pattern & yarns. We amuse ourselves endlessly naming them.

pattern: aWW2 classic from The Mother Bear Project
yarn: anything & everything machine washable - acrylic, cotton, superwash wool
degree of difficulty: you can do it
notes: no ends to weave in- they're all sealed inside!
Also, stuffing makes the shaping very forgiving,wine makes the shaping irregular, good company makes the wine more enjoyable, and the knitting very festive.
Festive, especially mid-winter, is good.



Unknown said...

Rash guards? Wow. Anyway - I LOVE the bears, they are totally adorable.

Zarzuela said...

Too cute! What a great project.

Anonymous said...

The expressions on the faces are *priceless*...I love these photos! So this gives me major ideas of how I can get my bear fix (kid with asthma and bears don't mix so well).

Tracy Batchelder said...

So cute! Each one has it's own personality. I know they were fun to make.

Anonymous said...

Insanely cute! The bears are insanely cute. They look like people, sort of. What a great projeck. I just love 'em.

Lynette said...

it is a great project! and the bears look great!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you posted about this. I've been looking for a good leftovers project. Thanks!