Sunday, July 25, 2010

it's everybody's bear

When I started to knit this big bear I thought of gifting it to my daughter come Christmas time but the children saw it in progress and the present idea was lost. When M found out it was a bear he wanted it
S at first thought it was a baby....I said 'maybe it's Mommy's bear' and that is when M decided it's everybody's bear. So far the sharing is going very well.

I first saw the Bobbi Bear on the Purl Bee's website and immediately knew I wanted to make one. When I was little my Grandpa (who died when I was four) won me a giant white teddy bear on the boardwalk. It was so soft and had a big blue satin ribbon. I'm not sure what became of it. It was actually much bigger then this one (which is about 2 feet tall) and I loved it.

Though the children each have a Vermont Teddy Bear I wanted to make one for them a bit bigger.
I took my cues from Jen over at the Purl Bee and used the same Spud and Chloe yarn in Sequoia with Flannel for the eyes and nose. This yarn is very soft and nice and machine washable and the bear has been getting a lot of hugs which are what bears are for, right?


Squiggly Rainbow said...

I love the teddy! Is the yarn you used 100% cotton? The children look like they adore their new friend!

sew nancy said...

Thanks. The yarn is a combination of 65% superwash wool and 35% cotton.

Amy said...

I love him!