So the bear is almost done! I can't believe how quickly it's come together... all that's left is to reinforce and tighten his neck, make the ears and sew (!) them on, then embroider (!!!) the eyes nose and mouth. He should be ready for presentation by the end of the week! I'll have pics soon.
I decided to make a vest for him (since this took less time than I thought.) and I bought some cotton glace yarn (i forget the brand) and #3 needles, but it doesnt' feel soft enough compared with the bear itself. Any suggestions for a very soft (cotton preferred, I think) yarns? I haven't been to my newly discorvered LYS (Knitch in Atlanta--OMG!) since yesterday (!) when I bought the glace, so i haven't asked there yet.