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Old 03-11-2007, 10:15 PM   #1
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Three Bears and Feather and Fan
Here is a picture of three bears I made just before I shipped them off to the mother bear bear project. There is a Knit-a-long for this in the KAL section. I also got a really nice thank you note from the organization so I know the bears got there.

Also I am making a Feather and Fan Throw for a friend for a wedding gift. It is in Plymouth Encore worsted wt. I want it to be somewhat durable and machine washable because she has 2 boys and the man she is marrying has a teen age son. But I want it to be lacy because obviously her household will need more feminine influence. I took it off the needles a week ago to look at it spread out. It is further along now than this picture shows. It is 46" wide and I expect it to be 5 feet long.

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Old 03-12-2007, 12:05 AM   #2
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Aaawwww. The bears are cute and the F&F afghan will be gorgeous.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:38 AM   #3
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those look great! The feather and fan is coming along nicely!
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:17 AM   #4
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Those bears are soooooooooooo cute. Great job!!!

That afghan looks beautiful as well!!
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:47 AM   #5
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Those bears!!! What kind of yarn did you use? It looks a lot softer than what I was using!

That is a gorgeous shawl, too!
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:56 AM   #6
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Jan, On the purple bear I just used sugar and cream cotton I had on hand. On the other two I used Mission Falls Super Wash Wool. I love that yarn. It just knits so nice and looks better knit than it does on the skein. It is kind of expensive for the amount you get- but so far I have just used it for small things like these bears and some mittens and hats. Seems like one can justify price if bought in small quantities.

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Old 03-12-2007, 07:41 AM   #7
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The blanket looks like it will be gorgeous!

Your bears are very sweet too -- they look great.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:20 AM   #8
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They ALL look gorgeous!! What cute little bears!

And I always love feather and fan anything

Do you know if mission falls superwash holds up well? I used some KP superwash and I am not sure its going to hold up; but then again I used it on my 6 yr old son's mittens... I don't that ANYTHING can stand up to little boys LOL

Any way, great job!
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Those bears are so adorable and for such a good cause!

That blanket is just STUNNING! Your friend will cherish it so much!
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Old 03-12-2007, 06:14 PM   #10
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Do you know if mission falls superwash holds up well?
My son had ankle surgery in December and when he came home I knitted him a cast cozy out of some Mission Falls Superwash- Because I had it, it was warm, and it was washable. I did it in two days flat. It did not get washed regularly. And I just sort of made it without a pattern. It did pill. And it did look better after a wash. And toward the end of it's use it did get a hole- but this was right in the area where he would let his toes drag along the floor. I thought considering this was on his foot, stretched around a rough cast- which isn't going to be gentle on any fabric- and that it was on a careless boy, and worn almost daily, that it held up fairly well- Normally you aren't going to drag a garment under your foot and the hole could have been partly due to a loose stitch. I would say if your wear something normally and "responsibly" out of the Mission Falls it should hold up.
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