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05-13-2007, 05:33 PM
Is anybody here knitting for the Mother Bear Project charity? This is the website: http://www.motherbearproject.org I have ordered my pattern and am patiently waiting to receive it. Is the pattern difficult? Also, if you have made a bear for this charity, what type and brand of yarn did you use? Just wondering :)

05-13-2007, 05:54 PM
Since they say in their FAQ's that they want the bear's to be made out of cotton, Four-ply acrylic, or washable wool do you think Sugar 'n Cream yarn would be acceptable? 'Cause it's 100% cotton... Is anybody helping this charity? :shrug:

05-13-2007, 08:00 PM
Anybody? Oh well, I guess I'm on my own then :teehee:

Jan in CA
05-13-2007, 08:05 PM
You're not alone. You have to remember that today is Mother's Day and sometimes a few hours isn't enough time for people to respond.

Any yarn is fine just so it's washable. I used random scrap acrylic for mine.

There was a Mother Bear Knit-a-long (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25401&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=mother+bear&start=0) for this awhile back. See if your questions can be answered here as well.

05-13-2007, 08:10 PM
Does this help?

Mother Bear Knit Along (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=25401&highlight=mother+bear)

There might be more on the forum -- just do a search to find the links.


05-13-2007, 08:12 PM
Thanks! Ya, Mother's Day does make a big difference in people online :) anyways, thanks! I was trying to find something related to the Mother Bear Project on this forum but was couldnt find just what i was looking for... Thanks!!!!!!!

05-14-2007, 06:17 AM
I have done one bear for them so far and plan on doing another.

I used a wool acrylic for the trousers and scrylic for the sweater and 'fur'. The 'fur' yarn was a great novelty yarn which had little twists of yarn comming off a main thread so when it knitted up it looked just like teddy bear fur.

Its such a lovely project. i plan on doing another one once i have finished these socks.

05-14-2007, 07:05 AM
Thanks! :muah: At least now I have a lot of suggestions :)

05-14-2007, 09:40 AM
The pattern is on the DIY website from when they had a knitty gritty episode about charity knitting...
Mother Bear Patern (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_4826306,00.html)

05-14-2007, 10:37 AM
THis pattern is super easy. I used Caron simply soft acrylic. Somewhere on this board someone modified the pattern to add a skirt and hair or something else. Oh yeah, someone figured out how to knit it in the round.

05-14-2007, 04:22 PM
Oops!!!! I bought the pattern when I could have just used the free pattern!!! :doh: Oh well, I lost $5 but thats ok I guess... even though thats all i get for an allowance each week. :pout: I guess it will go towards a good cause though.