Saturday, June 13, 2009

Dressed and Accessorized

Need some ideas for fun knits for gifts? Well, whether you're knitting for a kid or a teddy bear afficionado, this book may be right up your alley.

The Best-Dressed Knitted Bear is a great book for making a variety of softies and includes patterns for six styles of bear (small, medium and large of varying complexity) along with outfits and accessories for each (a total of 18 different costumes). The bears' costumes/themes include the hula bear cover model, a bear ready for a safari adventure, a princess, a ballerina, a wizard, a dashing pirate, a cowboy and more. While the outfits in the book are designed to fit the knitted bears, there's no reason you couldn't knit these costumes up for a like-sized doll.

The small bears are about 8-inches in height, the medium bears about 11-inches in height, and the large bear about 14-inches in height.

Would you like my copy of the Best Dressed Knitted Bear? Leave me a comment and I'll do a random drawing in a couple weeks! (US only please)

6 comments:

Monika said...

You make me wish I'd live in the US! Such a lovely book!Isn't Canada part of the US??? :o)

Chibicat said...

Hmm...I was considering this book recently :) Good to finally have a review of it.

Carrie said...

I've never tried to do any toys, but this book is making me want to try!

Abby said...

Oooh, if I had grandchildren, I would be knitting ALL those little outfits! Maybe I will knit them anyway, just for fun.

Nikki said...

What a cute book!

cayli said...

Love it! I NEED a Hula Bear!