I'm glad you all liked Darcy and Elizabeth bears so much, they have happily been adopted by the same new mum so will be staying together. A while back I heard of a charity called Mother Bear Project. They are dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children affected by HIV/AIDS across Africa, by giving them a gift of love in the form of a hand-knit or crocheted bear. These children have often lost all their family and have nothing of their own, a teddy can bring the gift of friendship and comfort to them at a time when they must feel so very alone. Clickhere to go to their website where you can find out all about knitting bears for these very special children. Here's the bear that I knitted for them, he is my first attempt at knitting a toy.
I enjoyed knitting him with the thought of bringing a little sunshine into a child's life. Just look at this wonderful smile.
I could catch the knitting bug! I have also just started on a new mohair bear in a gorgeous cream and brown tipped mohair so check back soon for his appearance! Hugs, Catherine x