Saturday, April 14, 2007

Friend Ben

New Bear.... I made this little guy for a dear friend who moved away. I haven't come up with a name yet.

He is made from the daisy pattern that was written by Berta from (Except the ears)

I made him from mohair which I bought from a yarn shop (now defunct Darhma's yarns) on the Oregon coast.

I ran out right before I got the ears done. Not one inch to spare. So I used a different mohair (from my friend Bobbie R.)... for the ears.

I don't know why I couldn't leave him a bare bear. I always feel a need to adorn my bears with SOMETHING....this one got a scarf knit from a fabulous thin mohair i purchased from a toni a He is also my first bear jointed with Steel thread that she was slippery but very strong. I had to modify my usual jointing technique but am please with the joints.

Sometimes when I see a bear looking back at me I know there is something special about them. I can't help saying 'Well...hello!". This was one of those bears...something about his sad eyes but funny smile....he is a good little bear...I can just tell.
Maybe it is because so many friends "helped" make him. His name just came to me....Ben....
Friend Ben.
have a great day!
love, deBBie

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