If you remember, I spent my holiday season knitting up a bunch of teddy bears for the Mother Bear Project (an amazing organization that sends hand-made teddy bears to children in emerging nations whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS).
I ended up with seven bears, made from super soft leftover yarn, that I sent of to Mother Bear Headquarters in Minnesota.Then, a few weeks after the holidays, I received a beautiful hand-written thank-you note from the Mother Bear herself. And, included in the note was a stack of little tags to be tied onto more bears.
And you know I can’t say no to a challenge (especially when it’s for such a good cause).
So, in-between design work, sweater knitting, and breaking my keyboard, I’ve made a little time to start up my bear-making machine again. They’re perfect “in-between projects.” Small and simple enough to be a pretty quick knit, but interesting enough (with all their color changes), to hold your attention.
I’ve collected all the little half-skeins of yarn of the same type (in this case, I’ve found a bunch of KnitPick’s Wool of the Andes Worsted, leftover from a few sweater projects), and put it in a bag with the right size needles and the pattern. That way, everything I need will be ready for me whenever I feel the urge to get a little bear-y.
Is anyone else still working on Mother Bears? (If not, you should! You can get a copy of the pattern here!)