Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Quirky Bear



This is Goober. He's our latest addition in the quest for a use for scratchy yarn and the ever rowing yarn stash.


He was made using some handspun leftovers from Gandalf's light rose gray fleece. Goober's pattern came from Claire Garland's book, "Knitted Bears."




While his body is made of handspun alpaca, his little red overalls are made from some leftover wool sock yarn, and yes, they are knit in the round.


My daughter thinks he need a nice pair of striped socks or knitted shoes, but I kind of like him


in his "bear" feet--pun totally intended!

15 comments:

Zoƫ said...

I still love the alpaca best, you have that one so right!

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Love your latest creation - a very original character - but he looks to me more female to me the way he is sitting so elegantly with his legs crossed . . .

bodran... said...

He's great !! And your music certainly set my Hounds off it was hilarious and pandemonium broke out Tables and chairs went flying as they skittered around the kitchen looking for the strange dogs LOL

lampworkbeader said...

What a sweetie, but I thought he was a 'she'. Ooops!

Kathleen said...

This one's cute, too! In the round is easier for you? I like the crocheted ones, where I can adjust the shaping as I want to, but I think it's all up to your peronal preference.

It's true that his current pose makes him seem more of a "Gooberette"...

Breezy said...

Look at those eyes! He looks great

marit said...

Soooo cute! So is the alpaca!

Debra in France said...

It looks like he is in touch with his feminine side!

I wanted to let you know that I have finally felt alpaca wool! It is so gorgeous. I was in a cafe today where they have bits and bobs for sale and there were some fluffy scarves and a long cardigan made from Peruvian alpaca wool. The scarves looked like the wool had been brushed or something as it was much fluffier than the cardigan. I couldn't believe how soft and light it was, and I had an irresistable urge to drape it all around myself! I didn't try the cardigan on, but might save up and treat myself to it.

Do you do mail order wool?

Debra in France said...

Hi Wooly, I was thinking of a light brown/milk chocolate/coffee sort of colour. I dont have a pattern, but was thinking of knitting something pashmina sized to wrap around me. Don't know quite how I would do it as they are quite wide, but could always do it in 2 halves - I don;t mind a seam down the middle.

I haven;t stopped thinking about the texture of that wool in the shop yesterday.

Cowgirl said...

I thought he was a girl too... in her best red dress! Very cute!!! Am so envious of your talent - I can't sew/knit for peanuts which is a nightmare as I always need to shorten everything.....

Casdok said...

Love him! And the bear feet!!

Debra in France said...

Hi Wooly, just wanted to say hi and make sure you are ok. I know you must be mega busy, but we do miss you. Debra xx

yarnplayer said...

He is cute! Great use for handspun.

CAMILLA said...

Hi Wooly,

My apologies, just catching up.... oh I love your latest creation, she is so sweet, you are so talented Wooly, wish I could sew, and knit.

Camilla.xx

Kathleen said...

Where ARE you? Spring cleaning still? Shearing? Come to my blog to share in my exciting weekend adventure. We've all missed you.