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Dr. Who???????

One of my Facebook friends asked if I could make some bears for her niece and nephews, one of them being ‘Dr. Who’. Now, being the stuffy little ol’ lady that I am, I had no clue about Dr. Who!! So, after a bit of google searching, and spending an evening watching numerous episodes of this apparently quite popular show that I somehow managed to miss…. I’ve come up with Dr. Who!!

dr-who scarf pattern design

It would appear that, in the land of 'Dr. Who' and his scarf, longer is better. Well..... I surely do aim to please!!!


First, we make a really, REALLY long scarf... in just the right colors....



Then, we set aside and entire evening, just to weave in all those little yarn ends....



All ends snipped, clipped, and tucked, we make a nice young gentleman bear. Notice that this one has real sticky-outy feet (unlike my usual bears)!



All wrapped up in his warm, snuggly scarf.... I want to keep him for myself!!! That's a sign that my design is a success! ;)



I sure do hope that my friend will be pleased. Is the scarf long enough, Colleen?? ;)

And, I’m back!

No sense in trying to catch up and pretend that I haven’t been missing-in-action. Let’s just say that, I needed a little break and did I ever take a break!!

While on my break, I did a whole bunch of bear-making! It appears that the last time I did any serious bear-making was way back at the end of May. No wonder I’ve been so grouchy! Knitting bears is my meditation and restorer-of-sanity. Whether for the Mother Bear Project, or for friends, I just love to knit these little fellows. When I finish one, and it’s little face is smiling at me, is a moment of pure happiness! So, let’s catch up on bears….


Poor little unfinished dollies

The last bear I posted a picture of was a faceless clown almost three months ago. I’m happy to report that the clown is now complete, and ready to ship and I have seven more as well! I must confess, not all of these were made during my break. Several were flat bears that I found partially started from back in the days when I didn’t know how to knit in-the-round. So, I finished them up, and happily went back to my double-pointed needles. (Yes, I’m one of those rare breeds who hates to work with circular needles. I’d rather use a dozen dp’s than fight that silly cord of a circular!)

So here we go, in no particular order:


A flat bear started many, many months ago, I stitched up the leg seams, then switched to dps, and finished him up!!


Not sure when I started this bear, but it can't have been that long ago as she was made in-the-round. But, somehow, she got tossed aside and ignored for a while.


This one was started a really long time ago, when I was fiddling with adjusting the pattern to be crocheted in-the-round, with the raglan sleeves. Cute, but I just don't care for the finished product as much. It's not nearly as soft as the knitted ones.


A happy little clown. I tried not to give him a scary clown face though.


And now we're up to present day, and my current 'bear-break'


I love using variegated yarn. It always surprises me!! And let's me relax and knit without too much thinking. :) This was the first one I made NOT the raglan style sleeve. It was a little hard to re-train myself, but I do think I will use this style more from now on.


Another variegated yarn outfit... except for the skirt which I made with baby yarn so that it would drape better.


I promised this one a long time ago, to donate in my nephew's name. I asked what his favorite color was and he said, 'Green.' I think we have plenty o' green in this one!!