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08-19-2005, 12:10 PM
A friend of mine let me borrow a book that she bought (but never used), with a bunch of Bear pattern (it's a Sandra Polley book (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1400054370/qid=1124467595/sr=8-5/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i5_xgl14/103-6576547-6901438?v=glance&s=books&n=507846). Do you think that I can do any of these or are these patterns a bit advanced for a guy like me???

08-19-2005, 12:11 PM
You never know unless you try. Every pattern is one stitch at a time, one row at a time. And you certainly can get all the help and advice you need here!

08-19-2005, 12:26 PM
Glen, GREAT bears!! You can do it!! Have faith!

08-19-2005, 12:41 PM
Oh wow, those are sooo cute. My DD was wanting to make some felted bears for her cousins for Xmas. I'll have to see if I can find that book for her. Some of the patterns for toys that are out there are scary looking. :shock:

I say go for it. :thumbsup: And let me know how it goes cause I think it would be fun to make one.

08-19-2005, 01:30 PM
I just spent 1/2 hour looking through all the stuff animals books listed on Amazon. :rollseyes: Thanks alot Glen!

I'm curious as to how many of you have knitted stuffed animals and how'd they turn out?

08-19-2005, 01:35 PM
Hey dude!! I have that book too!!!!!!!


*ekgheiy puts on her theatre garb...**

Alas, I've not the occasion to journey such great distance to its place on "Things To Knit" list; henceforth, it pains mine heart to report to thee that I've not a single bear that has been born of ekgheiy's precious needles. I pray thee, do report with words and photographs once a bear has been born of thine needles??

*dramatic music playing in the background*
:mrgreen: **giggle, giggle*

08-19-2005, 07:14 PM
Looks like I'm going to be making some bears!

08-20-2005, 08:42 AM
Looks like you already decided, but I would definitely say go for it too!

I just started knitting a few months back and take a stab at whatever pattern I like. I did give up on one pattern since I just got a little confused, but other than that one, I like to try new things and see what happens. I figured I can go back to that one pattern soon. There are just so many things to knit out there! :XX:

Can't wait to see the bear!

08-20-2005, 08:51 AM
What's the worst thing that could happen? You get to go shopping for yarn. Maybe you need some new needles to go with the yarn. Maybeee you see some thingy at your LYS that you think with help you with the project. Maybe you get to post questions and pictures of the project at KH. :?? I can't seem to find a reason not to go for it. :roflhard: :roflhard:

08-20-2005, 08:58 AM
OH NO!!!! :doh:

I just saw 2 more things that I had to make... Sam The Ram & Sue The Ewe.
I'm going to have a Zoo here in no time!! :XX:


BTW... I'm almost done with the Bear that I stared last night :shock: . I'll be sure to post a picture (most likely a distant pic), when I'm done.

08-20-2005, 09:56 AM
After making my alpaca------I NEED to make those sheep!! Is there a pattern available, somewhere, anywhere!!!

08-20-2005, 10:08 AM
Hey Ingrid...
I found the patterns at Earth Heart Designs (http://www.earthheartdesigns.com). Their web site says that many of their patterns are sold at your favorite LYS. The web price is $10.00 each. Maybe I can get a discount from my LYS manager.... :thumbsup:

Plese let me know if you find any other really kewl patterns...

08-20-2005, 10:12 AM
We're talking 10 bucks here! :D When I get a new car, I'll call you about a disount! I'm going to order them today!

to put in the pile of all the other patterns I will do some day!

08-20-2005, 11:10 AM
Those sheep are too cool. I really like the one with the cables.

Can't wait to see the bear!

08-20-2005, 12:11 PM
OMG there is just TOO much CUTENESS going on in this thread!!! Cant wait to see a pic of your QUICK ZIPPY bear!

08-20-2005, 12:46 PM
KK...Where's your bunny????? I liked that one :)

08-20-2005, 06:32 PM
Here she is.... Any suggestions for a name???

08-20-2005, 06:38 PM
Nice job, Glen! I asked my 5yo what the bear's name is, she said "Sara!" I told her that I didn't think so. We've decided that Matilda is a good name, though.

(Everything has been named Sara lately. :lol:)

08-20-2005, 07:02 PM
GREAT job!!

I think some variation on her Ivory color....Ivy?
No...that says GREEN to me.

Although, Lila popped into my head when I looked at her....

08-20-2005, 07:21 PM
For some reason, when I saw that face, I thought Gregory. Why? I have no idea. Great bear, though!! And you weren't sure you could do it. :happydance:

08-20-2005, 11:55 PM
awww, how cute!!!!!!! You did a great job.

hmmm, a name, looks like a Henry LOL

08-21-2005, 10:12 AM
ooo bears! Glen, your bear looks great!!!! Are you going to make another one? Ekgheiy and I were talking a bit ago about starting a bear KAL. I'm doing one for a friend's baby showr--I've cast on, ripped out, and o far that's it (busy busy). But I have to get it going soon because the shower is in 2 weeks! :shock: I'm doing one from "Beautiful Bears" which is an English publication (actually, it might be South Africa), and it looks a LOT of fun. Hopefully I'll have time to do a sweater for him, too :-)

08-21-2005, 10:18 AM
Oh yeah.... I'll definately make more bears... They're fast & easy (at least my first one was). The one that I started this morning is much bigger & looks more complicated. The hard part is getting the face to look good...

08-21-2005, 10:25 AM
Nice job, Glen! I asked my 5yo what the bear's name is, she said "Sara!" I told her that I didn't think so. We've decided that Matilda is a good name, though.

(Everything has been named Sara lately. :lol:)

How funny, I thought Matilda too!

08-21-2005, 10:33 AM
You did that in one day?!?!? And you were asking US for help?!?!?

Great job! :cheering: OK I heard the name Matilda too when I saw it.

08-21-2005, 12:15 PM
The bear turned out great, Glen!

08-21-2005, 03:13 PM
*MELT* I want that ram!! He can be Edgar's buddy! :heart:

Glen, the bear is AWESOME! Really, really impressive. Great job!! :cheering:

08-21-2005, 03:21 PM
Very cute bears!

I love Sam the Ram, I just got that pattern and plan to make one of my very own, I was sort of thinking he'd look nice in a bright color though...but I haven't decided on that just yet.

08-21-2005, 05:05 PM
Hey Silver...
Where did you get the pattern for Edgar??? He looks like he'd be fun to make. Was he dificult to knit??
The patterns for Sam & Sue say that they are "FOR THE ADVANCED KNITTER"... That intimidates me a bit...

08-22-2005, 11:04 AM
You did that in one day?!?!? And you were asking US for help?!?!? I second this one!! ;) Great, quick job Glen!!

08-22-2005, 11:16 AM
:cheering: love this thread!! Being a bear collector I need to knit me some bears but have been a little skeereed to try LOL .. right now i'm doing Christmas gifts right now hmmm.. wonder if I could make a bear for someone..

Loved the bear!! Did a wonderful job :D

08-22-2005, 11:55 AM
Hey Silver...
Where did you get the pattern for Edgar??? He looks like he'd be fun to make. Was he dificult to knit??
Nah, he wasn't difficult. Mostly knit flat, with a lot of seaming. (But seaming can be difficult). I found him in "The World of Knitted Toys (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0715312243/103-1271074-2358242)". There's LOTS of animals in there. You could knit yourself a yarn menagerie! I also made these two from the book, although I added the scarf to the bear myself. I made him a Coca-Cola Polar Bear for my sister who works for Coke. :)

08-22-2005, 12:03 PM
Those are so cute! I think I have to put that book on my list :)

08-23-2005, 07:31 PM
Whoo Hoo...!! I have that book Silver... I got it in the mail a couple days ago, & I haven't had the chance to look at it...