Thursday, January 08, 2009

Little Bear

Sinterklaas (read: myself) gave me a very cute book. I couldnt't resist these bears. I just had to make one.




I thought I would try and knit a small (not too small) bear. Now I am really a beginner knitter, hope this isn’t too hard.
oh my, look at these small ears!! I didn't realize that the bear would be this small.



I just continued knitting, even when I had my doubts that these parts would ever be a bear!!!



After pressing it looked much better. At least I could recognize 'bear parts' :-) very small, much smaller then I thought before I started this.



The book said that you can make a bear in a few evenings... I needed more evenings then a few!Finally a bear was born, the cutest bear I ever have seen ;-) Wow did I really make that!!



Now he needs a name (I think it’s a he, what do you think?) .. Maybe you can help me name my new little friend?

Lucy

68 comments:

Becky said...

I think he looks like a Reginald or Clarence. Absolutely adorable!
Becky

Leila said...

I just love your bear! He is absolutely adorable! I think you should name him Joep. And then tell us Americans how to pronounce that!
:)

corry said...

Ooh wat mooi! Ik heb precies hetzelfde boek (van de slegte), ik kan niet wachten om te beginnen nu ik dit gezien heb!

Heleen said...

Corry en ik zitten net aan de telefoon, en we kijken beide naar dit oh zo schattige beertje! wat ontzettend mooi gemaakt!

Amy said...

Very cute bear,and quilt.

Elin "The quilt maiden" said...

Very cute, indeed! Why not call him Obama? No one would get offended, I hope...

Annette said...

He is a very handsome little fellow. And you say you are a beginner? I love the little quilt he's sitting on too. I once had a little bear named Merriweather. I like that name.

Elin "The quilt maiden" said...

Explaination: You know Rooswealth had Teddy...and one expression for teddy bear in Norwegian is BAMSE. Got it?
And btw. your knitting is excellent!

Bonnie said...

He is ADORABLE!!! And since he is a "knitted" bear...what was the name of the "sweater boy" who wanted the picture from Rene's gig?? We can name him after HIM!! *LOL*

Bonnie

Milah said...

Aww...he is so sweet. I'd call him Mr. Buttons.

Carolien said...

Hello Lucy,

Yes it's a boy, definitely! He's very cute! Perhaps this is the real Earl Grey?

Groetjes, CArolien

Susan said...

Oh my goodness...he is adorable! You must have never ending patients to knit such a tiny thing out of nothing more than a bit of thread. I would name him "Thread E. Bear"

Tina said...

Awww! He is the cutest thing. I think I might have to try a little bear someday! You did a great job, how exciting that you jumped right in and found out you could knit a little bear! He'll always be special to you! You might call him Tennyson.

boutcrazy said...

Mr. Buttons was also my first thought, but then the next one was Mr. Thimbles. He is going to go perfect with you mini quilts!

tracey said...

hans. that's the name that came to mind when i first saw him. he looks like a hans. :o)

...and you say you're just a beginner. ha! wonderful job on the little guy!

tracey

Trisha said...

He is so cute and you did such a great job! He does look so cute with your quilt. So fun!

Karen said...

Absolutely A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!! You must be a very advanced beginner. Can you give us the "isbn number" on the book? As for a name...I think Tiny fits him;)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

How cute!!! I can't even manage a dishcloth!! Can I have the ISBN # too...then I can buy the book for my DD and she can make one (she can knit) :o)

Beth said...

You never cease to amaze me Lucy! He's adorable. I think his name is Bernard!

Die Pedi said...

Oh, what a cute little bear! And its definitely a "he"... He looks a bit like a Henry... :-)
Pedi

Paula said...

Earl Grey is a cute idea....but I also like Toby. I don't know why that popped into the brain today. He is way cute.

Holly said...

What a cute bear! I'm glad he already has a quilt to keep him warm.

tami said...

Oh he is so cute. It looks like a lot of work.
He is definitely a he. I think his name should be Bearthold.

Janet said...

Your bear is WONDERFUL!! I don't think I've ever seen a cuter bear either. He looks comfortable sitting on your mini quilt :0)

anne bebbington said...

He is soooo sweet and looks like a Bruno to me :o)

andsewitis Holly said...

He's so cute! I can't think of any name suggestions.

Annemiek said...

op zn Brabants: KEI leuk!

Fiona said...

I have that book too - your bear is delightful.

nicolette said...

Oh my, he’s too cute! As it’s a beginner’s knitting project for you and so well succeeded, made at the beginning of a new year, I think HOPE is a fitting name for the little guy!

I also love the suggestion made by Paula, Earl Grey!

Bizarre Quilter said...

Ah, a mini-bear on a mini-quilt.!!!

He looks like he needs hugs.

Loz

Fabricfaire said...

How can I not love him!!! ((hugs))
So many cute names suggested! You decide!

karenfae said...

so cute! you are talented.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Connie W said...

Oh goodness, isn' this just precious! Loving it! I am trying to learn to knit and I can't imagine even trying to make that. Today I practiced basic knit and purl stitches while at quilt bee because I was sitting next to my friend who knits so well and she has been helping me. You are so talented.

Connie W said...

I think he looks like a "Barney" for some reason. Sorry I forgot to add this to above comment.
CW

Mimi said...

Fuzzy Wuzzy came to mind.

Petey said...

Oh, precious. Must have been tedious to do. All the pieces looked confusing, but you got it all together. Maybe he is just 'Precious'.
You have lots of good suggestions to choose from.

pamina said...

too cute ! your are an accomplished knitter too !

Robyn *√ú* said...

He looks like a Felix to me. Very nice job.

Heidi said...

Wat een liefie! Ik kan echt niet geloven dat je een beginster bent hoor. Ik vind je vorige quiltje ook zo mooi. Scrap quilts zijn de beste...

Hugs en groetjes ~
Heidi

YankeeQuilter said...

He (most defiantly a He) is wonderful. So expressive. I sort of like the Obama suggestion...maybe stitch the inauguration date on him somewhere?!

ineke said...

Lucy, wat een lief,leuk beertje heb je gemaakt,enig.
En wat is er mis met little bear?????
groetjes,
Ineke

Ethne said...

What a delightful bear - I've just started knitting again - haven't done any for about 17 years - well done - I think he should be called 'Smokey' or 'Marl' - and he looks like he belongs on that mini quilt

Jantine said...

I love your bear and would be ready to take it to bed. I think Tiny or "Kleintje" since he is dutch would be very appropriate!

ratherbquilting said...

He is so ADORABLE! For a name: how about Corduroy, the cute little bear who loses the button to his corduroy suspenders? Here's a link to the children's book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0140951148/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link
Great work, Lucy!

iknitipurl said...

Really stinkin' cute!

Pat said...

I love the name Thread E. Bear that someone said already. Instead of Teddy Bear...this one is THREAD E. Bear!!! HOW CUTE!!!

Barbara said...

How about 'Bjorn', the Swedish word for bear? He is very lovely - I wish I had the pattern!

Barbara said...

I just took a second look at the little bear and he has the same face and expression as my dog, my little bordertje, 'Logan' - maybe they could share a name?

Jenny said...

Particulièrement charmant ! So nice ! Brothers here :
http://auxdeuxmercieres.over-blog.com/article-6666329.html
Thanks for all you do !

Pat said...

No wonder you love him! We all do too.

How about Barry for his name?

Quilt Hollow said...

He looks like a Clancy and all so CA-ute! I hope you'll make more and consider sending one my way! LOL

La Tea Dah said...

He is the most adorable little thing! Cute, cute, cute! Oh, so tiny --- you have most patience! It seems he knows he was created to grace one of your mini quilts. I believe he looks like his name should be Rainier.

:) LaTeaDah

Moorea said...

I like Thread E. Bear as well.
My alternate suggestion for a name is Reagan. He sure is cute!

Wanda Sotkowy said...

Oh he is adorable! I think he looks like an Angus.

Gran said...

There is a smile in my mind when I look at your finished knitted bear. He is delightful. I love Earl Grey. Well done!

Annie said...

Oh, your bear is just the cutest!

: )

Marianne said...

Oh he looks like a Randolph Fitzgerald the Third but everyone just calls him Randy.
(You are quite the talented knitter!)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Lucy - he is ADORABLE! He is soo cute! I can't knit at all, and don't think I want to start - then I would never get any quilting done!

Cornfield Quilter said...

How Cute! I think he looks like "Samson". Strong, determined, and oh so lovable. :D

Meredith said...

Levon?
Ted?
Mycroft?
Very cute little bear.:)

Connie said...

Adorable! Maybe, like a two year old, my favorite name would simply be, 'mine'!

annemieke said...

Goed gelukt. Hij ziet er lief en een beetje aandoenlijk uit. Vanmiddag kwam ik terug van mijn vriendin die uit hetzelfde boek ook beertjes had gebreid! Is dat even toevallig? Zij breide al heel wat beren de afgelopen jaren maar had dit boek ook pas ontdekt.
Groetjes
Annemieke van den Berg

Muddling Through said...

That is definitely the most handsome bear I've seen! Very good job.

Patti said...

He's absolutely perfect Lucy! Gee - if you don't find something Dutch for me you could always make me a bear! I'm kidding - way to much work!

Threeundertwo said...

Absolutely adorable! You did a wonderful job.

Ravenhill said...

so incredibly charming and vintage looking... Ah, sweetness!
~Emily

Evelyne said...

Wat een snoepie, ik zou hem zo willen maken!
Twijfel steeds of ik ga breien, het is zo verslavend denk ik en quilten vind ik ook zo leuk!
Keuzes, keuzes.

groetjes, Evelyne

Jessica Killpack said...

what is this book called?