Monday, November 19, 2012

Mother Bears

Now for something very different....

Me and I bear. First thing I've knitted in years!

For more than five years I've been part of a very special fiber arts group called String Thing. We have spinners, knitwear designers, hobbyist knitters and crocheters, tatters, lace-makers, weavers and all other kind of fiber and textile enthusiasts imaginable. We've participated in the Makers Faire twice and have even published a book of patterns.

Bear friends, including "Smurf Bear" by Kate.

Several members of the group decided to participate in the Mother Bear Project, knitting bears for children with HIV/AIDS. This is our second go-around.

For more information about how to participate, see the Mother Bear website. It features great photos of the kids receiving bears from around the world. It will make you smile.

Our pile o'bears ready to be shipped.



  1. Now I love you even more! ;) I sponsored a bear because I can't knit! xo

  2. Yah! Thank you, Nicole!! That is so fabulous. The love goes both ways, lady. You are my creative rock star and have been since I read your blog posts on Feeling Stitchy back in the day. Go, Nicole!! xoxo, O