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Bear Accomplis - Charlie Bear 08-07-20 05

Bear Accompli!

It’s with great joy that I announce my latest fait-accompli! Or more specifically Bear Accompli!

Focused Solely On A Goal of Bear Accompli

Knitting 3-dimensional shapes isn’t my forte. Neither is embroidery. So knitting this beautiful bear required that I rely heavily on a good design.

Fortunately, I picked a design that was very well written. All I had to do was follow the directions. And the embroidery was minimal and relatively simple. I also like that the bear’s imperfections added to the personality of it.

Charlie Bear 08-07-20 01

The pattern is Bear (Knit a Teddy) by Sarah Gasson.

I used Jamieson’s Shetland Double Knitting yarn in colorway Osprey (238) for the main color and Rowan Felted Tweed in color #7240.

Fortunately, I had a couple of bags of poly-fill to stuff the bear.

Charlie Bear 08-07-20 02

Surprising, this project was a quick knit. Especially when I focused on only this project. On Facebook, Robbie noted he also made one of these bears and the young recipient loved it.

Now I’ll come up with a sweater or other garment for mine to wear.

Current Knitting

Obviously, I was busy finishing the bear. But I also started a new shawl project after I finished the bear.

Waterline Shawl 08-07-20 01

This is Waterline by Laura Aylor.

I loved the colorway she used in her Ravelry project, so I’m doing something quite similar. I also love the graphic strength of this design.

7 comments on “Bear Accompli!

  1. As I commented on Ravelry, I love how your bear turned out, so handsome! Isn’t it a wonderful part of this fiber life how we can keep on learning new techniques and honing our skills? And thank you for inspiring me to try to create a bear as cute as yours, an accessory or two for him, and new granny square blanket. Side note, I so enjoy the feeling of your home as background to your creations.

  2. Your bear is spectacular! Great shape and face. He was made for that chair! Love the yarn.
    Best wishes for the latest project.
    Peace,
    Mike

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