I’m up later than normal this evening. Despite the nerve and back pains, I’m pushing myself harder than usual. I want to get as many bears out before I put them away for a while. Hopefully, I’ll pick them back up again in a few months, but for the next couple of weeks, I need a hiatus to heal, tend to myself better, work on “Will Knit For Food,” and enjoy some small rewards here and there.
I really can’t wait for “Will Knit For Food” to be finished. Its a very interesting piece. For instance, most of the dialogue is between me and Mario. With no one around but her for the 6 months we were out in the woods, there was no one else to talk to. So, I’m up late tonight, purposely over doing it so that I can start resting my beat up hands and back VERY soon.
So, its knit a piece of a bear and sew him up, walk around a minute (GOD ITS MUGGY OUT TONIGHT!) and sit at the keyboard and work on “Will Knit For Food.”
The bear I finished tonight is once again made from that great Amazing Yarn from Lionbrand. Except this stuff yielded great drives of brown and olive green, a splash of bright, then folding back into deeper, darkier, earthier tints. In many ways, this bear reminds me of the marshes in winter time. I’ve always said I enjoyed the marshes much more than the view of the ocean. The colorways shift from brassy to golden, with a middle hued glassiness of the water covered in ecru grasses.
This bear is for the men who knit, to whom I am proud member. From Tim Tenclay to Thom Sinclair. From Barry Little, to Jacob Gallman Dreiling. From Ray Whiting to Crafty Andy and all the other guys I haven’t mentioned. Thanks, fellas. Its a great club to be in.
He’s a one-of-a-kind, won’t be another one like him. So, if you’d like to take him home, just click here.