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Old 08-13-2008, 07:58 PM   #1
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Regarding Austin's accident (son of rabbitrescuer), linnypin thought of donating a bear pattern she designed to him. Now she wonders if enough people would knit that bear. It doesn't take a lot of yarn and could be used to use up spare yarn.



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Old 08-13-2008, 09:33 PM   #2
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I'm sure there would be more than enough people to flood the hospital with bears!
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I'd love to..... It depends on how dificult it would be though. By next week I should be finished with my market bag order, and could knit.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:50 PM   #4
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for me it is more about the look of the bear....I would need to see it first!

I know that sounds bad...but I really am picky with stuffed toys....

Don't know why!
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:42 PM   #5
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I would be willing to try to do one. Is there any way to see a picture? More people might be interested if we could see a picture of a completed bear.

Thanks so much!
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:01 PM   #6
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FYI: after Austin first went into the hospital I called and asked about sending a blanket. I was told that items need to be easily cleaned and washed due to the fact that people with burns need a very clean envirement to prevent infection.

Just thought I would share so you could keep that in mind as you choose your yarn for the bear.
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Rabbit said that the stuffed/knitted animals can be made of anything so long as they're inside plastic bags. So there is no worry about the choice of yarn.
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Originally Posted by blueygh2 View Post
Rabbit said that the stuffed/knitted animals can be made of anything so long as they're inside plastic bags. So there is no worry about the choice of yarn.

i'd definatly give it ago as long as it wasnt to hard. for some reason my knitting skills have gone down the toilet recently. simple i'm ok with though. if you can let me know asap what pattern is as i will be ordering yarn tomorrow (my lys does a monthy order, if i dont order tomorrow i have to wait a month). sorry i just saw this thred.
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I wanted to help rabbit and her family, I had a spare knitted teddy bear design and wanted to donate this pattern for Austin. So please take a look on my website linnypindesigns.co.uk and hit austin the bear. Please let me know what you think.He can be knitted in any yarn you have going spare, but just use the correct needle size for the yarn you will be working with. If all goes well the patterns and instuctions will follow.Hope you like him lets see how many children will get a new Austin teddy bear.My size teddy bear only takes 100grms
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He's a cutie! I really like him! I would definitely knit one!
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