Over the Summer and Fall, I worked on a ton of stash-busting bears, but I was so preoccupied with work that they just piled up until finally, yesterday I made it to the post office to send them off. But first, of course, a few photos!
Bears on Parade:
Box of Bears!:
These are from my “Literary Bears” A-Z series, so these particular bears include The Count of Monte Cristo, Fudge, Gilbert Blythe, Ichabod Crane, Jo March, Matilda Wormwood, Nancy Drew, Oliver Twist, Peekay, Ramona Quimby, and Christopher Robin.
Some, but not all are meant to resemble their namesakes. I think that was what made this bunch a little harder to part with than usual. In general, these characters were from books that were pretty special to me. I’m sure they’ll be special to their new forever friends in Africa, so it’s all worth it.
It’s been a busy week, but I’ve had some bear news! Orlando has been spotted in Africa!
Liz Ten got a heart sewn on! (She’s far right in the top right photo)
And I finished knitting Rose (as in Rose Tyler).
In spite of being home alone for the week, I’m super tired because of classes, coursework, new early schedule, a bus commute, and starting today, fieldwork! I was charged with teaching a short reading lesson tomorrow morning– I decided to try Fantastic Mr. Fox out on the kids, wish me luck!
We had one more weekend birthday party yesterday, but I couldn’t show you our homemade gift in case the parents happened to see my post. The birthday boy and his family are Star Wars fans, so I made some cloth snack bags using Star Wars fabric.
In bear news, I finished Zuul bear, completing 1) a set of five to send off, and 2) the 26th and last in my series of bears named for characters from my favorite movies!
I have been seriously stash busting with this last set of Bears, using up every last bit of tiny leftover balls than tend to linger in the bear yarn box, getting tangled together….
Left to right are Vernon, Westley, Max, Yoda, and Zuul. Can you guess all the movies they’re from? 🎥
Thanks to a business meeting at preschool, I had some knitting time and finished my current charity hat!
I managed to use up every last bit of two yarns- one of which (blue malabrigo) I’ve had for over 5 years. It’s nice to use up stash like this, and leave nothing to stuff back into the closet.
And the stockinette on large-ish needles didn’t seem to hurt my hand/wrist at all. ☺️
My Unique bear was spotted with her new owner in Uganda!
She’s named after one of my favorite Glee characters, the main singer in the video below. I hope they’ll be very happy together!
Looks who’s heading to Minnesota tomorrow!
10 of my 26 bears from 2015!
A few close-ups by color scheme/aka yarn I was desperately trying to use up:
Bon voyage, dear bears!
My Teresa Bear has been spotted in South Africa!