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 www.threadteds.com. (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 http://www.desertsrose.com/ He is also my first bear jointed with Steel thread that she carries...it 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....
have a great day!