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newamy
01-12-2009, 07:46 PM
A while back I posted on the general forum that my son was knitting a bear. It is done. All the knitting is his, I did assist with color changes at first, I sometimes ripped several rows back and then knit one or two to get him going again. I cast it on and bound it off. He did half the seaming--via whip stitch, but then school began again so I finally did the rest. I did the face and bow tie too. But still he did the bulk of the knitting. I just sort of shored it up. This is the first thing he's ever knitted to completion except for an i-cord. He just turned 14, so was at the end of his 13th year when he knitted this. It has a few wonky spots but none the less I am very proud of his effort. We will be sending this off to the Mother Bear Project.

Lana
01-12-2009, 07:49 PM
That's absolutely FANTASTIC!!!:yay:

AngieLanigan
01-12-2009, 07:50 PM
that's so impressive for his first project! great job!

sgtpam
01-12-2009, 08:09 PM
That's Great! I love the color changes. :notworthy:

newamy
01-12-2009, 08:31 PM
Do you mean in the shirt? The color is just variegated yarn.

Slim
01-12-2009, 08:36 PM
Wow, that's very impressive. I love the colors. A very cute teddy, and a great first project!

KnitClickChick
01-12-2009, 08:47 PM
Wow, that is really cute! He did a terrific job!:cheering:

WandaT
01-12-2009, 09:11 PM
That's AWESOME!!!! I hope this is the first of MANY more projects for him!!

sgtpam
01-12-2009, 09:59 PM
Do you mean in the shirt? The color is just variegated yarn.

Yes, I meant the way the colors change from bear to clothes. I want one:teehee:

Jan in CA
01-12-2009, 10:06 PM
Wow! Tell him he did a fantastic job! I hope he keeps knitting!

Knit4Fun
01-12-2009, 10:17 PM
How wonderful...great work...I'm SO proud of him!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

sue in canada
01-12-2009, 11:28 PM
Very cute. He did a great job.

dibbs
01-12-2009, 11:46 PM
That's a great bear. He did super with his knitting project. He must be so proud of himself. :yay:

scout52
01-13-2009, 12:01 AM
He did such a great job!!!

dustinac
01-13-2009, 09:11 AM
:happydance: He did a wonderful job, the bear looks GREAT!

margz3
01-13-2009, 10:43 AM
He did a GREAT job :yay:

ArtLady1981
01-13-2009, 07:15 PM
ADORABLE! GREAT WORK!

Marria
01-13-2009, 07:34 PM
That's wonderful! I hope your son keeps knitting.

Magz11
01-13-2009, 07:53 PM
I agree with the others. This great knowing that he was so young. He's about my age and I can't manage to knit well [enough]. It was a great job, even if you helped him or not. Can't wait to see other projects!

TEMA
01-14-2009, 12:42 AM
He's beautiful!:happydance:
What lovely colours and he has such character!
A true success story all around...:yay:
Thanks for sharing the pics and the wonderful story behind this bear.
TEMA:thumbsup:

Debkcs
01-14-2009, 05:03 AM
That is a seriously cute bear!

Does he have another project lined up yet?

sylvia
01-14-2009, 09:47 AM
beautifully done
this is how great designers are born
sylvia:cheering: