Bears, bears, bears!

Two of my bears have been spotted in Zambia!

 Yves:  
And Wanda:

 
This Friday I’ll be volunteering for a bit at the Mother Bear Project booth at Stitches West, so I thought this year I’d like to wear a bear hat. I found an easy pattern using bulky yarn (I used some handspun doubled), and managed to make the entire hat yesterday.

  
I spun this  yarn from Rambouillet roving that I bought at a (more or less) local farm, so it’s very rustic- lots and lots of vegetable matter.  Doubled, it was perfect for this project although it’s kind of stiff and my carpal tunnel is flaring up as a result of the stiff yarn combined with crochet. I’ll have to take it easy for a bit. 

All in all, it was a good weekend for bears!  I hope you had a good one!

Sock Sunday

Today was my monthly sock knitting group meetup, where I worked on two non-sock projects.

 I spent some time on Trillian, which I’ve been completely neglecting, to the point that I needed the pattern for a while.
I also finished knitting a bear, which I stuffed and embroidered this evening.

  I’m on letter D, and I’m naming this A-Z batch for characters from my favorite movies, so this is Draco.

Next is E, and I don’t have a name yet…. Do you know any great movie characters whose names start with E?