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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

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katie

I like the Teddy Bears book. I made the Stars and Stripes bear as a fairly new knitter (I guess I had been knitting about 5 months) and it was pretty easy to follow, although I did have to get some help understamding some of the directions. For example, when she would say to increase on "every following alternate row". If she had said "every other row" that would have made more sense to me.

I substituted yarns and it came out great. Still used all Rowan, but used what I had available instead of the specific ones called for in the pattern. I'd post a link to a finished photo, but I'm not sure I can do that here. Anyway, I'd like to make the pilgrim/Thanksgiving bears sometime. They're really cute.

Jessica

I love the bears in this book. I've knit two (?) and they turned out adorable. But there is a ton of sewing. The bears and all their little aricles of clothing are knit in a million pieces so there is almost as much sewing (ew) as knitting. I felt the same way about Kath Dalmeny's World of Knitted Toys.

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