Monday, August 28, 2017

Beary Special: Mother Bear Project

Not too long ago, I confessed that I had been hoarding a Mother Bear Project Kit in my stash. Oh, the shame - how long have I been depriving a child from having a beary special friend? Better not to dwell too long on that and instead focus on the fact that I finally made the knit it up, thanks to this KAL. Here is the post-knitting, pre-assembly photo:

Somehow, this will become a cute bear!
I have to admit that I didn't love knitting this project due to yarn considerations, but when it came time to assemble it, I was pretty excited to think about who would receive it and love it and maybe run into their house to save it right before a flood passes through their village*. These bears become prized possessions to their recipients, so I wanted to make it extra cute, and I was sure to stitch a heart on it so that they knew that somewhere in the world, there was a person who loved them enough to knit them a bear.*


For anyone who just can't handle knitting with Red Heart, you do have the option of purchasing patterns and using your own (machine washable) yarn to make your bear, rather than using one of their ready-made kits. They do have crochet versions as well, and it looks like they have also added an in-the-round version, if you are so inclined! I have ordered the in-the-round knitting pattern so that I can make another bear with yarn that I love just a bit more. 

*These are just a few of the stories in the Mother Bear Project brochure that came with my kit, which will seriously bring you to tears and make you want to knit nothing but bears for the rest of your life. You're welcome. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for making a bear for our Mother Bear KAL Stefanie! Just to clarify, it is not necessary to use machine washable yarn for your bears as most of the children who receive the bears don't have access to washing machines.
    Barb (KnittyBarb on Rav) 2 Knit Lit Chicks Podcast