Update on the bear wandering loose in Atlanta...

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.



scenter's picture

Cool Beans! If you get a chance, bring him to Knitch's Knitting group on Sunday afternoon (3-6), even if he is still a bare bear!

For your exploring pleasure here are some other LYS for Atlanta:

Needle Nook
2165 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 325-0068

Nease's Needlework
345 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-6875

Cast-on Cottage
1003 Canton Street
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 998-3483

Why Knot Knit
314 Buckhead Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 240-5648

Only Ewe and Cotton Too
780 Mayfield Road
Alpharetta, Ga 30004
(770) 740-0844

The Whole Nine Yarns
105 East Main Street, Suite 126
Woodstock, Georgia 30188
(678) 494-5242

There are others, but that should get you roving.

StuartWS's picture

I've been to the Sunday group the last two weeks; it's where I cast on the bear. I plan to become a regular! I'll come other times, too when I don't have rehearsals.

scenter's picture

I haven't been able to make it to Knitch since the last Sunday in December, due to other commitments, hopefully I'll make it this Sunday.

MMario's picture

Gee, in Atlanta, shouldn't the bear be a Panda? *grin* though the Panda's at the Atlanta zoo seem to spend most of their time sleeping.
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BuduR's picture

can't wait to see it!

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