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try2knit
02-27-2007, 12:18 PM
here he is, haven't knitted for years - but just had to give this a go when I saw him, my step daughter wants one now too.

Guin
02-27-2007, 12:23 PM
:heart: He's so adorable !

AnreeAce
02-27-2007, 12:24 PM
Wow! :inlove:

sara_jayne
02-27-2007, 12:25 PM
:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: Fabulous!!!!

nonny2t
02-27-2007, 12:33 PM
Looks just like the expensive bears you get in the department stores!

auburnchick
02-27-2007, 12:38 PM
That was knitted???

:passedout:

I want one too!! ;)

nuknitter
02-27-2007, 12:50 PM
Lovely!! :cheering:

Would love to make several for gifts - do you mind sharing the pattern (or source?) Thank you!!

~Jude

ecuzzacrea
02-27-2007, 01:06 PM
Wow - you KNIT that?? OMGosh - it looks like you bought it at a store. Great job. :cheering:

try2knit
02-27-2007, 05:18 PM
hi all,

thanks for your lovely comments. the yarn is eyelash wool and the producer of the pattern is coats crafts I bought it in the u.k for 9.99 sorry cannot give out pattern due to copyright laws.

This pattern is by Patons ref no PBNK13A using patons whisper dk in wicker 3 x 50 g balls 1 skein 5m anchor tapisserie wool 1 pair 3mm needles and a handmade with love label.

Next I will do pink I think.

here is a web site which has quite a lot of colours - they don't ship outside europe though.

http://www.past-impressions.co.uk/acatalog/Bear_in_a_Bag.html

If you are really really struggling to get one, maybe I could purchase one on your behalf and send it airmail. If anyone is interested send me a p.m and I will look into the cost of postage and see if I can source the colour you want. :muah

Jan in CA
02-27-2007, 05:24 PM
It's adorable! Not something I'd ever knit since I hate knitting with eyelash yarn, but he's very sweet!

knit-a-holic
02-27-2007, 06:14 PM
That is so cute!!! Where did u get the pattern from?

Virtuella
02-27-2007, 06:19 PM
Very very sweat! :heart:

starlight
02-27-2007, 07:08 PM
I love your bear! Do you know what it costs in U.S. currency?

rorygilmore
02-27-2007, 07:10 PM
That was knitted???

:passedout:

I want one too!! ;)


That's what i was going to say. :teehee:

Birdy
02-27-2007, 08:29 PM
That was knitted???

:passedout:

I want one too!! ;)


That's what i was going to say. :teehee:

I'm with them!

hydeemarie
02-27-2007, 08:41 PM
Looks just like the expensive bears you get in the department stores!
I'll say so too!! :woohoo: That is spectacular!! :balloons:

auburnchick
02-27-2007, 09:38 PM
You know, this reminds me of my favorite bear I had as a very young girl. I lost it when I took it to school for show and tell. :verysad:

Are you sure you won't make me one?? Pretty please?? :teehee:

try2knit
02-28-2007, 01:45 AM
hello again, the conversion for to $ is currently around $20.00

try2knit
02-28-2007, 01:49 AM
That is so cute!!! Where did u get the pattern from?

bought him from George Lee & Sons Ltd
24 Nolton St
Bridgend, CF31 1DU

01656 652 344

AnotherBecca
02-28-2007, 08:43 AM
Oh. Wow.
That's wonderful!

Ronda
02-28-2007, 09:32 AM
That was knitted???

:passedout:

I want one too!! ;)


That's what i was going to say. :teehee:

I'm with them!

Me too!

Yvonne
02-28-2007, 10:44 AM
Wow, that's impressive. I can't believe you knit that.
This is a case of the fur yarn being really useful!

Robinknits
02-28-2007, 01:33 PM
Ok, someone really needs to sell this kit in the USA! I want to make one!

DudeWithSticks
02-28-2007, 02:48 PM
Just did some Law and Order Dectective work. :P Called Patons main office and they do not make the kit nor have they heard of it. So, someone from the UK must be making the kits and that is why all of the kits are in the UK and none are in the states. The yarn is, but not the kit nor the pattern.

I want ONE!!! :((:((:((

try2knit
02-28-2007, 03:09 PM
it is being distributed by coats crafts who do have a website but not an online shop

auburnchick
02-28-2007, 03:14 PM
If someone could find a pattern, I think we could easily get a KAL together.

try2knit
02-28-2007, 03:25 PM
what is a KAL? I have just found someone selling them on ebay for the correct rrp and will ship to u.s go to ebay.co.uk and enter this number in the search box they say that they 170086188077 I would have done this myself if somebody else hadn't already - ah well never mind. good luck

here is a link to the seller's shop in case they run out

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Purplelinda-Crafts

lucky_alf2
02-28-2007, 04:45 PM
Oh he is SOOOO cute!!! Actually, I'm weak and splurged and bought him from Ebay-UK -- can't wait to get him!!! :balloons: He'll be my reward when I complete my stash-busting baby blanket :) Couldn't find him here in the US.....

FYI, for those that asked:

I bought him for about 10 (which looks to be his in-store cost over there)
1 U.S. Dollar = 0.497250 Pounds Sterling (so x2 to get approx $)
shipping to US is about 3-4

Paypal said his total was $24.50

I also saw a "Mayka Range" bear in bag kit that looked virtually the same but was about half cost (5 vs 10) and came in LOTS of colors

If you happen to know someone who travels to the UK, it looks like the kit is available from John Lewis (a department store over there). I used to live in the UK and it is actually where I started knitting (I miss it there)....ooohhh I love the UK's Sirdar Snuggly baby yarn (a wonderfully soft baby yarn!)..........

try2knit
02-28-2007, 07:57 PM
don't forget to post a pic if possible I would like to see yours. What colour did you get? I think the pink one is beautiful.

SabrinaJL
02-28-2007, 08:14 PM
That is amazing! It looks just like a store-bought bear. It looks crazy difficult.

auburnchick
02-28-2007, 08:51 PM
Oh he is SOOOO cute!!! Actually, I'm weak and splurged and bought him from Ebay-UK -- can't wait to get him!!! :balloons: He'll be my reward when I complete my stash-busting baby blanket :) Couldn't find him here in the US.....

FYI, for those that asked:

I bought him for about 10 (which looks to be his in-store cost over there)
1 U.S. Dollar = 0.497250 Pounds Sterling (so x2 to get approx $)
shipping to US is about 3-4

Paypal said his total was $24.50

I also saw a "Mayka Range" bear in bag kit that looked virtually the same but was about half cost (5 vs 10) and came in LOTS of colors

If you happen to know someone who travels to the UK, it looks like the kit is available from John Lewis (a department store over there). I used to live in the UK and it is actually where I started knitting (I miss it there)....ooohhh I love the UK's Sirdar Snuggly baby yarn (a wonderfully soft baby yarn!)..........

This included everything? Sorry if this is a dumb question.

Aquaria
02-28-2007, 10:34 PM
That was knitted???

:passedout:

I want one too!! ;)


That's what i was going to say. :teehee:

I'm with them!

I'm with y'all! :teehee: I love that cute little teddy!! :inlove:
I've never worked with that kind of yarn before, it looks pretty and it's just fit for teddy bears! :teehee:

ekgheiy
02-28-2007, 10:37 PM
here he is, haven't knitted for years - but just had to give this a go when I saw him, my step daughter wants one now too. :passedout:

SandraEllen
02-28-2007, 10:51 PM
oh my...

what a beautiful bear...

:inlove:

Shannon4J
02-28-2007, 11:20 PM
That is SOOOOOO ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheering: Wow!!! :cheering:

lucky_alf2
03-01-2007, 12:46 AM
auburnchick -

Here's what the kit includes:

PATONS BEAR IN A BAG-EASY TO KNIT CUDDLY BEAR KIT.
3 x 50 gram balls Paton's Whisper Gem,
1 pair 3mm needles,
1 skein 5mm Anchor Tapisserie Wool, (for eyes & nose)
instructions and handmade label

I went back and looked at the bag picture posted on the web and it doesn't have the Paton's name or emblem on it. It must be listed as a "Patons" kit because it uses Paton yarn -- and I sippose to sneakily borrow the Paton name for marketing.....interesting too since I saw it for sale online at that big department store

When I get it I'll look more closely at the info and see if I can determine where the pattern came from since it evidently wasn't Patton's.....a KAL would be fun

Anyways, I ordered the grey/silver one as I am thinking of making it for a boy, but the pink looks super cute and if it goes well I'll probably make a set for my girls...

lucky_alf2
03-01-2007, 03:16 AM
Patons Bear (http://www.coatscrafts.co.uk/Products/Knitting/kits/Bear+in+a+Bag+Kit.htm)

OK -- I take that back -- I think the pic of the bag was just zoomed in -- it doeas appear to have the Patons name and emblem on it. Above is a link to Coats Crafts, which own/runs Patons and it shows the Bear on their UK website --- maybe the US Patons Office just doesn't know anything about it because it's a pattern/kit they aren't exporting at the moment. There are some email query options on the Coats Craft website....

Hazelgil
03-01-2007, 08:23 AM
Very nice!!! He's turned out so well, you did a great job :cheering: :cheering:
Thanks for the pattern info, will have to see if i can find one to attempt it for myself.

Hazel x

starlight
03-01-2007, 05:07 PM
Thanks try2knit for letting us know about this bear! I just ordered a kit. Can't wait to get it. :muah: