Thursday, February 17, 2005

a finished bear!

i finished my bear! of course, being the LOON that i am, i left my camera at the boyfriend's house, so no pictures for now. but here's the details:

pattern: last minute gifts (book)
yarn: unbrand-name ebay wool
needles 4.5 dpn's
modifications - a. done on dpn's, b. attached the arms with raglan shoulders instead of sewing them onto the body after stuffing
time: less than a week! (probably a total of about 9 hours actual work time)

this is a belated valentines gift for the boy, and i customized the bear with a heart embroidered on its chest, in the same style as the heart tattoo'd on my boy's chest. i'm QUITE happy with the end result!

pics as soon as i can! i'm casting on another one tonight :)

Friday, January 28, 2005

Another Bear, and a Request

Katie O. finished her bear! And he's dressed appropriately for the weekend weather in the Carolinas, which is supposed to be cold and icy. This is Katie J. saying that he is one cute bear, and Katie O.'s baby is one lucky little guy to have this bear waiting for him.

Now, we have a special request to you bloggers who have yet to complete your bear. As we had noted when we began this knitalong, we were planning to be finished by the end of January. This is mainly because Katie O. and Katie J. are expecting babies and about to pop, or getting pretty close to that point, anyway. Would anyone participating like to move the blog to another host, and start maintaining the updates? We're not sure how to move the blog, but Katie J. currently has it on her Typepad account and would be glad to provide the files to whomever wants to take over. Please consider this, and email Katie J. at katiejohnsonATbellsouthDOTnet if you're able and willing.

We've had a lot of fun doing this knitalong, and hope y'all have, as well.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

A finished bear, and some progress shots too!

Look, Siow Chin has finished her crocheted, rice-fed bear! He's a real cutie.

And Alisha has started her Bobbi Bear. Here's a link to her first progress photo, and the most recent. Looking good, Alisha!

Friday, January 21, 2005

More updates

Katie O. has finished most of her bear--take a look at the cutie here! She has also promised FO photos very soon. Great job!

Lizz is working on not one, but two Bobbi Bears. See her January 20 entry.

Everyone is doing just great!

Friday, January 14, 2005

Another finished bear!

Check out Emy's Brownie! Great job, Emy! She's cute as a button.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

A new knitalonger

Please welcome Siow Chin to the Bear-Along! She is crocheting a cute little bear from the book Kussy's simple sweaters & knit goods. She already has the head complete...visit her blog for her progress!

Katie O. is busy growing her baby and working and knitting. That's a tall order! She notes that she lost track on her bear, so she has frogged him and started over. How about three cheers for Katie O., and all of the knitalongers who might need some friendly words of encouragment?

Friday, January 07, 2005

Finished Bear (and Bunny)

Look at Brynne's newest family additions! A precious Noro bear and bunny to keep each other company. Nice job, Brynne (and your embroidery looks great)!