a life of fibre

Meet Borge

A while ago I spun some Norwegian wool in grey, white and a very dark brown, I then spent some time pondering what to do with it and eventually it spoke to me, it told me it wanted to be a bear. I’ve never knitted a bear before but an easy pattern from Jeni helped me on my way and I set to.

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Knitting it hasn’t been too difficult but I did have a little mishap with sewing up one of the legs with the result that Borge’s right leg has a bit of a club paw. Not sure what I did wrong but I’m sure my great niece won’t mind a bit.

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The camera has picked out the eyes quite well but the truth was that the black eyes didn’t stand out from the dark brown until I used the white to highlight them. I’m quite pleased with how the variegated wool has worked out too. Borge has a dark stripe across his lower face which makes his muzzle stand out and stripes across his chest and tummy which make him look as though he’s wearing a striped jumper.

Borge is far from perfect but is quite good for my first ever bear and I’m pleased with him. His name? Norwegian of course, just like the wool I used.

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2 Responses to “Meet Borge”

  1. kate says:

    The fact that you have made him from absolute scratch is amazing – his ‘far from perfect’ looks are what make him perfect – he is bespoke and he is made with love x

  2. angela says:

    Thank you Kate x

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