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Old 07-26-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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FO: Mother Bear Project; my first bear

This is the first bear or any stuffed animal for that matter I've made. I saw it on Knitty Gritty and just had to make one. I've named her Luanna. I think she turned out pretty good considering the amount of uncertainty and questioning what I was doing. I have since bought some brown yarn and will try another bear, but I think I'll try it in the round to eliminate all the seaming; this will require steeking which I haven't done before though.
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The Mother Bear Project is dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of a hand-knit or crocheted bear.
The simple gift of a hand-knit bear with a tag signed by the knitter has touched children with the message that they are unconditionally loved.
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:06 PM   #2
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She looks so lovely and i know she is for a great cause The little girl or boy that will recieve her will love her.
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:14 PM   #3
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She came out cute! I made one in the round and it required no steeking, just some tweaking. I was afraid they wouldn't accept bears in the round so I asked and she said they would as long as they look like the same bear. She asked me not to post it anywhere, but if someone asked I could share it. I guess she thought if it was free people wouldn't pay for the pattern on the Mother Bear site, but it's free on DIY so.. So, if you want I can dig up the pattern. I got a new computer so I have it on on a CD.

ETA: if you look on my Rav page you can see the bear. She used it on the Mother Bear link, too.
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Old 07-26-2008, 03:33 PM   #4
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Cute bear, and what a good cause. well done.
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that is so precious!!! I love it!!
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Old 07-26-2008, 05:54 PM   #6
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Jan, I'd love to see your 'in the round' version of this. I can't figure out how you did it without steeking though. Since it's a small enough project, I might have to try the steeking anyway just to do it for the experience. To me your bear looks just like the MBP pattern produced... well, different colors of course.
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:11 PM   #7
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i love the Mother Bear Project. i have made several for them now but it was my first stuffed toy attempt too. you did a great job she looks lovely and will make a child very happy.
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I sent you a PM, Marni! I think you'll see how easy it is to do w/o any tiny steeks. I think steeks might be hard to do for something this small.
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Really darling bear and what a thoughtful cause!

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that is such an adorable bear. I am just starting a knitted toy phase so it is nice to know if I ever get good at it I can put it to a good cause. She's really cute.
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