Bear With Me…

sskcover“MADMANKNITTING -or- Slip, Slip, Knit.” The book also contains patterns for the teddy bear, the tiger, the bunny, and the bear with hat and scarf. For an immediate PDF copy, you can download it from Craftsy.  Or you can buy the PDF directly from me by clicking here. Just be sure your email address is correct. Will be available on Kindle and in paperback soon.



  1. Great video! I could hear you, but couldn’t see you with all the camouflage. (o: Eager to hear about your new ventures. Also – I am happy to volunteer to help you finish up orders this year if you need an extra set of hands.

  2. Wow, great video Gregory! You come across a whole lot better than you think. It was so refreshing to actually be able to hear your voice and see your facial expressions as you spoke, instead of just readings words on my computer screen. I certainly look forward to reading anything you’ll be writing in the future and as soon as I can afford it, I’ll be purchasing your latest book as well. I think your idea of instructional videos is a very good one. I have another idea which you might want to ponder as well. Often, I’ve read some of your blog posts which describe various outings that you go on when you’re out and about in your neighbourhood. However, I couldn’t SEE what you were seeing and I was curious about what your part of town looks like, the stores you frequent, your favorite restaurants, the arcade, etc. As a resident of the Great White North (Canada) who has never been to Florida, I’m intensely curious as to what an ordinary neighbourhood looks like, as opposed to those beach photos taken at fancy resorts. So maybe you could do some type of narrated videos, filming and speaking as you walk around the area where you live, showing us the highlights of Chinatown, sort of like a tourist video but way more artistic. Of course, being the wordsmith that you are, your comments would make what we’re seeing on the video a whole lot more interesting. Anyway, I do hope you’ll keep us all posted on what you’re planning for the future. I’ll certainly continue to be here as long as you are. But as long as you’re physically able to, please DO catch up on those back orders. It’s important to the success of all your future endeavours. Best of luck, my friend!

  3. I like your cute play on words in the title, “Bear With Me.” I look forward to getting Slip Slip Knit when it becomes available on the Kindle. Best of luck to you as you forge ahead into the next exciting chapter of your life!

  4. Gregory, I loved seeing you there. I am eased by “the plan.” I worried for you, knowing that you have Mario to feed along with yourself, and keeping a roof over your head. I know what it feels like not to have enough money to put food on ones table, (been there done that myself) but a pet, I would never have a pet unless I was able to feed myself and my husband regularly. I am here. If I can help, among all the many others in this community, let me know. I’m looking forward to the next chapter. You have many good ideas. And there was a lot to take away from this video. Well done. Hug Mario for me.

  5. Wow! I woke up to this video today. Thank you for doing it. I agree with the previous comments. You have a talent with words, and I know it will take you far. Believe in yourself! What about Kickstarter, or a Go Fund Me campaign?

  6. Great video Gregory! I look forward to seeing more of you and hopefully Mario too! I’m sorry that knitting is causing you pain but I understand where you’re coming from about it so I think that your new ventures will be fun and interesting to hear about! I love your idea of doing instructional videos because that’s how I learn how to make whatever it is that I want to make! I was worried that you were going to close down your Blog and it would have made me very sad because I look forward to reading what it is that you want to say! So thanks for clarifying your intentions as far as the Blog is concerned! Have a wonderful weekend my friend!
    Much love,

  7. Loved the video. I would have been terrified doing it myself. I am excited about seeing you evolve. You have to follow your soul into new places where ever it takes you. I have really enjoyed following your journey so far, looking forward to reading the new book as soon as I receive it.

    Wishing you all the best for the future and I will be following you all the way.

    My love goes with you

    Lesley Gillingham

  8. Never mind about appearing involuntarily nervous. That video was genuine, and I’d much rather someone stumbled over their words than listen to a “polished” performance which is not sincere. It took guts to film yourself!
    Giving yourself a year to fill back orders and to transition into a new chapter is a great idea. Good luck!

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