I got my finger out and finished my first bear tonight – watched closely by Bud, who when introduced to Mr Bear attempted to greet him with a nibble on the nose.
Here he is sans pyjamas…
With jim jams and slippers…
And remember this…
the mis-matched front and backs of the dressing gown? Well it turns out that I wasn’t the problem – well in this particularly instance. After finishing the jim jams I didn’t have enough variegated yarn for the dressing gown, so I re-knit it in another colour and as I was working up the first front I realised that there was no way that it was going to match the rows for the back – so I had to adjust the decreases to get them to end up the same length. And here’s Mr Bear in his full outfit…
The pattern is from Teddy Bears: More than 25 irresistible designs for knitted bears by Debbie Bliss.
I think the second bear may turn out to be an Aviator Bear. B meanwhile has stated that although I always deal with Christmas presents, and he has always had minimal involvement, that as presents go these bears potentially suck as gifts for the recipients concerned! Well at least I know Bud likes the look of this one.
What does B know? I think they’d make great gifts … your Mr Bear is adorable and I can’t see why any member of your family wouldn’t want one handmade by you. Of course, B may just secretly not want Mr Bear to leave the house because he likes him so much ….??!!
All Mr. Bear needs now is a book, reading glasses and a pipe. The perfect gentleman. I love the bear and am continually amazed at your knitting talents!!! Unluke B, i think Mr. Bear would be a perfect gift for someone with a bare spot in thier bearcollection I can’t wait to see aviator bear. EZ
How can that bear suck? He looks positively woebegone at the suggestion! And he is certainly the best-dressed bear I have ever seen… and I have seen some bears in my time! ; )
Woof woof woof. Whine, whimper, WOOF!
I’ll have either bear that Bud doesn’t want. x x x
That is all so cute I can hardly stand it. Beautifully done.
Just too cute! GREAT jammies and robe, too!