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!
I’ve been sick for nearly a week now- after suffering fevers, chills, aches, cough, I finally sought medical attention and am being treated for outpatient pneumonia. I spent the week resting, mostly lying down without even the energy to knit. Finally, though, by Friday I had a finished bear.
This is Boe, named for the Face of Boe in Dr Who. She’s the second in my series of bears named for Dr Who characters. This is another of my efforts to use up random tiny balls of yarn, and this combo happened to make a kind of rainbow effect, which is pretty perfect for Boe, if you know about the character and the actor. 🙂
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? 🎥
Last night I finished another bear. She is named Uhura for the super cool character from Star Trek.
Lately I’ve enjoyed sending the Bears five at a time, and she is number five in my current batch, so these guys will be heading to Minneapolis tomorrow.
Last night I finished up my T bear, named Thorin for the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield from The Hobbit.
He happens to be dressed in Green Bay Packers colors, so I made sure he’s wearing a hat and mittens so he can endure the Frozen Tundra. 😜
Last night I finished my S bear, which I named Starlord after the character in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Yes, my Q bear was named after the same character, but, well, I really liked him!