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Old 09-18-2005, 06:01 PM   #1
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Mr. Bean Bear anyone?
I'm really excited, I went out yesterday and bought some yarn for the Mr. Bean Bear http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting...s/beanbear.htm . Anyone who's ever seen this show will appreciate how cool this is, I can only hope that mine will look as great as the one on the site, I couldn't find the yarn listed in the pattern (since it's Australian and may actually be discontinued - it's not even on ebay).

So I've started and the yarn may be a bit too thick and not exactly the same in measurements in my swatch even using size 1 needle (but close enough I feel). I'm curious to see if anyone else has attempted this pattern. If so, any pitfalls I need to be aware of, what yarn did you use? Any suggestions (things missing in the original pattern). I am hoping to have this done, sewn and stuffed by Thursday since we are flying home on Friday to visit family for a couple of weeks and I'm hoping this will be a good gift for Dad. Right, better get on with it.

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Old 09-18-2005, 06:55 PM   #2
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OH he's CUTE!!!
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:52 PM   #3
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I've knitted the bear and had a couple more inches to go - I ran out of yarn, so there it sits (about a year now). There was a lot of knitting for this bear - I was surprised! I didn't have any problem with the pattern.

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Old 09-20-2005, 07:28 PM   #4
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Thanks Carolyn. I actually put the project away today :crying: I bought the wrong kind of yarn (a mix up with aussie/UK/US yarn thing). I really thought it was something I could work around, but when I started on the smaller parts (foot base) I realised that worsted is far too thick for this project. But even after the body and legs (and one foot bottom) I realize that there is a LOT of knitting on the bear too. I have to wait until I can work out the right yarn and get some when we get back from our trip. The good thing is that my Dad didn't know I was making this, so he's no-the-wiser about NOT having this bear...[/i]
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Old 09-20-2005, 08:30 PM   #5
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OOOH!!!

My FIL is a HUGE Mr Bean fan.. I HAVE to make this for him ....

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Old 09-21-2005, 07:52 AM   #6
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I've never seen Mr. Bean (so flay me), but that bear is great. I'm definitely going to have to make him!
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Old 10-08-2005, 07:27 PM   #7
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HE'S COMPLETE! I'm so happy, I managed to complete Mr. Bean's Bear just in the nick of time for my Dad's belated Birthday gift. He loved him, so did my hubby, who now wants one of his own. There is a picture of him below, and a few more of him with other info on my blog (link below). He was tricky to figure out when it came to putting the pieces together, but I think I created a pretty good representation of the bear from the TV series of Mr. Bean. Enjoy!

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Old 10-08-2005, 07:33 PM   #8
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He's adorable!!!
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Old 10-08-2005, 10:42 PM   #9
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So cute! Great job.

(p.s. Love your blog, and congrats on your recent marriage.)
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:08 PM   #10
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How cute is he great job!!
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