Here they are! Can you guess which one I knit first? Yep, the one that's barely felted. White doesn't felt well to begin with, but please, it's double the size! Mama Bear and Baby Bear. Mama Bear was completed about 5 years ago, Baby Bear is a newbie - just a couple months old :)
I love the pattern despite it's mistakes because I make plenty of my own. But shoot! It's felted and thereby hiding just about everything. Ahh ... felting.
I found the pattern in Easy Knitting, winter 2002. The LYS didn't have the exact wool yarn for the white one so I got something close. The second strand was a mohair. The orange is leftover Cascade I borrowed from my mom when she felted slippers. No second strand on that one and I think I like it better.
Baby Bear was knit for my very first nephew, Caleb. He was born over a month ago but I'll be taking it with me when I see him for the very first time at the end of this month. Auntie Ursy comes bearing gifts! Big White stays with me. Maybe Lucy will like it.
There's a story behind the orange.... Some other day. The A/C is out again (9th time this summer) and I'm HOT. I think a nice matinee sounds good.