View Full Version : WIP: This is what happens when...NOW FINISHED

03-10-2006, 11:38 AM
...you substitute a yarn and don't REALLY know what you're doing!:doh:

I couldn't find the suggested yarn for this bear, so I picked something else and didn't buy enough. To make matters worse, I ordered the yarn online, so I can't just zip over to the LYS and pick up another skein. I called all the local places around me and they don't carry this yarn.

So I'm missing a leg and yarn to finish assembling. So while I'm waiting for my online shipment, I'm working on the vest and still have to stitch the nose and mouth.

Still a major pain in the ___ 'cuz I have to WAIT. Next time I'll check with Ingrid first!!

Got the additional yarn and finished...pictures below

03-10-2006, 11:48 AM
You could always make him the "one legged bear", and list him as a handicapped toy. Hey....maybe he could live with the "Misfit Toys" on that island, you know?


03-10-2006, 12:30 PM

Maybe I could make a little crutch!

Since this yarn has a dye lot, I'm hoping the new skein matches well enough....otherwise he'll look like a bear that did a poor job applying tanning lotion :roflhard:

03-10-2006, 01:28 PM
I think it will turn out great!!! :thumbsup: Even if your yarn doesn't get there, you can make the leg out of a different colour and make little stockings for him. Anyway, wish I could knit like that!!


03-10-2006, 02:57 PM
Thats the best part about handmade things though, they are always unique! :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:

03-10-2006, 03:02 PM
Bummer about the yarn! I hope it arrives quickly so you can finish him up --he's adorable (even in his current, one-legged, unassembled state).

03-10-2006, 05:25 PM
He'll be adorable when it's done! Well worth the wait for the yarn.

03-10-2006, 08:18 PM
Make him some pants!

03-10-2006, 09:09 PM
oh my gosh, im really sorry, but i laughed when i saw that. it looked like a toy massacre! the little body parts. haha, im sorry that happened, but your pic is really cute! :roflhard:

03-15-2006, 12:50 PM
Hooray! I finished!!

03-15-2006, 12:52 PM
REALLY REALLY CUTE!!!! :cheering:

03-15-2006, 01:05 PM
Wow! :inlove: That looks like it was worth the wait. Are you keeping it for yourself?

03-15-2006, 01:12 PM

03-15-2006, 01:35 PM
That is a very cute bear! :heart: Love it! :D

03-15-2006, 01:35 PM
He's soooooo adorable! I LOVE HIM!!! He looks like Winnie the Pooh's Grandpa! :heart: :heart: :heart:

03-15-2006, 01:40 PM
I am in :heart: :heart: :heart: with your bear!

I have to make him..lol. He is sooo cute. OMG, I am already imagining all the people I could give one too..lol

Where'd you get the pattern? Are any available online? How hard was it to do?

03-15-2006, 01:53 PM
Very cute! :thumbsup:

03-15-2006, 01:54 PM
Thanks for all the compliments!

Are you keeping it for yourself?

Hepsibah: Actually it is for my husband. Seems a little strange, I know, but he loves this kind of stuff!

Where'd you get the pattern? Are any available online? How hard was it to do?

MsShelle: The pattern is from a book called "The Knitted Teddy Bear" by Sandra Polley. There is a link to it on Amazon in my profile below (guess I need to update that now that I'm not currently knitting him anymore!). Lots of cute bears in the book. This was the first one I tried. It was surprisingly easy...just lots of increasing and decreasing. Of course lots of seaming which is a pain, but he's not very big so it wasn't too bad.


03-15-2006, 02:28 PM
He couldn't be any cuter!! Nice work!! :heart: :heart:

03-15-2006, 02:34 PM
Great work! He looks great!

03-15-2006, 02:41 PM
Great bear! I love him! Hope your hubby likes him as much as we do! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

03-15-2006, 04:20 PM
Ah! Very very nice! I love your bear! The glasses are way cool too!

03-15-2006, 05:07 PM
:cheering: :cheering: He's great! So glad he was able to pull himself together. ;)

03-15-2006, 06:35 PM
He's adorable! :heart: I'll have to remember that book...