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07-20-2006, 04:23 PM
I am now officially finished with Allysa's birthday knitting. Altogether we have, kidlet tank (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2006%20a%20new%20year%20in%20KNITTING/DSCN1650.jpg), Allysa Halter (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2006%20a%20new%20year%20in%20KNITTING/DSCN1697.jpg), short snort (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2006%20a%20new%20year%20in%20KNITTING/DSCN1705.jpg), Summer Swing Top (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2006%20a%20new%20year%20in%20KNITTING/DSCN1732.jpg), Ring-A-Ding tank (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2006%20a%20new%20year%20in%20KNITTING/DSCN1801.jpg), and Girlfriend's Swing Coat Sweater (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2006%20a%20new%20year%20in%20KNITTING/DSCN1870.jpg).
I had yarn left over, so I knit a pullover (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/rebeccame/2006%20a%20new%20year%20in%20KNITTING/Allysaspulloverbooboo_edited-1.jpg), but the placket is off center, so it stays here.
I still had leftover yarn, so I decided to knit the bear (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_4826306,00.html) that I saw on Knitty Gritty last week. I added a skirt so that everyone knows she's a girl bear.
She is rather tall and skinny for a bear, but I guess she'll do :roflhard: :rofling: . She also matches some of Allysa's birthday tops

07-20-2006, 04:38 PM
That's so cute Rebecca! :inlove:

Jan in CA
07-20-2006, 05:56 PM
Oh my gosh! That bear is adorable!! :inlove:

07-20-2006, 06:01 PM

How sweet is that? Love the skirt!

07-20-2006, 06:23 PM
So sweet~

07-20-2006, 07:11 PM
Teddy is so cute!! And wouldn't we all like to be tall and skinny?? :roflhard:

07-20-2006, 08:19 PM
Awww, that is so cute!!

07-21-2006, 12:43 AM
She's darling!

07-21-2006, 06:59 AM
WOW!! She's so cute!

07-21-2006, 07:35 AM
Alyssa's going to love it! :thumbsup:

:XX: :happydance: :XX:

07-21-2006, 09:37 AM
Cuteness! She looks ready to do a pirouette!

07-21-2006, 12:07 PM
I :heart: :heart: :heart: the bear !!!!

07-21-2006, 12:11 PM
Love the skirt! Did you just pick up stiches after you knit the whole thing?

07-21-2006, 01:22 PM
Thanks everyone...you sure know how to make a girl feel good about her tall skinny bear :thumbsup:

Femi, this bear is done in one long piece (pattern (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_4826306,00.html)) and then you seam the sides and stuff and whatnot. Anyway, after knitting the bear I came back and did just as you said, picked up sts on each side, then increased after each st. so the skirt would flare out. Then, I seamed the skirt sides together after the body :D

07-21-2006, 03:45 PM
wonderful! :heart:

07-21-2006, 04:38 PM
Good heavens, Becka!!! You've knit her an entire wardrobe and then some! :roflhard: They're all just beautiful! :notworthy:

07-22-2006, 12:26 PM
The skirt makes her look like a Ballerina bear. :inlove:

07-22-2006, 12:59 PM
Everything is really wonderful!

07-22-2006, 04:42 PM
Thanks so much everyone! We got a couple of the bottoms today..they are so cute! We will be going out early this evening (when it's not 300 degrees out :shock: ) to get the other 3 and the babydoll.
I'm so happy that I have found bottoms that match colors exactly...very cool!!!