I always say how much I love knitting these large bears (and how much I love knitting the small bears!). But I really DO mean it! I absolutely love knitting these bears, especially after refining the pattern to be knit in the round. I also don't do the knitted nose like in the original pattern (by Jean Greenhowe). The yarn is Paton's "Divine" which is perfect for the bears, but sadly, they discontinued it. I don't know why!
I love the pile of bear parts before stuffing. New meaning to Build a Bear! I also have a photo of trying to sew the inner top leg to the body. It's kind of awkward sewing a bear's crotch.
The bear weighed 234gr and the bow was 13gr.
Yarn In: 1642gr
Yarn Out: 247gr + 1655gr = 1902gr
Balance: 260gr more USED than bought
Costs: $40.73/149 days = $0.27per day