Thursday, June 30, 2005

Rise, Lord Vader

Jack the Teddy Bear, 95% Complete

18 comments:

Sean said...

great work! where'd you get this pattern?? I think I need it! But he does look a tad bit angry.

markknitz said...

"PUT ME TOGETHER NOW!!!!!" I'm so impressed. Very very very great work!

Jon said...

OMG! that's so awesome!!! I don't think he looks angry so much as he looks like "I need a great big hug right now and I'm going to pout until I get it."

goblinbox said...

OMG, how cute is that?!?!

Buzz said...

So tell me, is it at all creepy to be sewing him together? or is it more like festive/ santa's workshop thing?

TrickyTricot said...

I agree with others - he kind of looks like a "Friday the 13th" kind of teddy bear - like he belongs in that vault under the store or something.

Er, Um, I mean - Great work! :)

Causing blog drama wherever i go...

IRV said...

I think he's incredible. I love the "furrowed brow" expression. Not your run of the mill teddy, but one w/ a personality. YEAH, let's hear it for Franklin! ps-it is a tad "the call is coming from inside the house"

sep said...

i can't tell you how much this disturbs me but that's only because i have a rare phobia of disconnected body parts - really, ask any of my friends.

but, i'm putting that aside (and avertng my eyes) to tell you how proud i am of your success!!! so many of us tackle these complicated patterns, get halfway or most of the way through and then toss them in a corner where they never get finished. I have a cabled sweater in my stash that's been finished (nearly) for over 18 months now, it just needs seaming up!

good for you for finishing! good for you for doing such a spectacular job! good for you for taking on a labor of love for your sweetie, that's always the most satisifying part :)

yay, Franklin! yay!

Franklin said...

Sean, the pattern is from Sandra Polley's "The Knitted Teddy Bear" and it's very easy to find. It was long to knit, but not complicated, and I didn't run aground on a single error in the (five page) pattern.

And yes, I know he looks like he might come after you with a sawed-off shotgun. But C likes him that way. Which tells you something about C, and it's something I adore.

I should also point out he's based on an antique pattern, and old bears usually looked fierce and growly.

Honestly, my darlings, who'd want to spend all this time knitting a friggin' smiley-ass Care Bear?

Sir Edwin, I promise a fully-assembled picture that won't gross you out so much. I have a similar horror of lopped-off limbs and honestly, during the assembly I'm having my own queasy moments. Neurotic, c'est moi.

TrickyTricot said...

Well, F, should you plan on making me a teddy bear (You probably won't but in case) I'd prefer a smiley one to a surly one for sure. :)

The only real important thing is that C likes it. And that he has good upper body strength (you know - to wrestle it down to the ground in the middle of the night).

Franklin said...

I've already started working on your present, Tricky. I'm making you carnivorous clown doll like the one in Poltergeist. Watch your mailbox!

TrickyTricot said...

That movie scares the crap out of me. When I can't sleep tonight Franklin, you know I'm dialing (773)...

Kathy Merrick said...

Franklin, I love your furrow-browed bear. I've always been a fan of the not too jolly, slightly thin Teddy bear.
His coat color is nice and deep, and were I C., I'd be thrilled.
Really nice job.

MarQ1 said...

Cool bear and great knitting, but a tad scary too. Lucky C, I think.

Rabbitch said...

Lovely bear, excellent work.

This is the stuff of which nightmares are knit ...

Michelene said...

Franklin, couldn't you just use the Dark side of the Force to fuse his limbs?

birdfarm said...

Franklin, I hope this reference doesn't mean you went to see Revenge of the Sith again without me, or if it does, that you might still be amenable to seeing it yet again. (I'm still holding onto hope of our getting together for a Star Wars marathon...)

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