shanaqui_1 reviewed this
In conclusion, this book was ideal for me. I've already improvised some clothes for teddies, but this includes such delights as a complicated formal dress, a Fair Isle sweater, book bags, fishing vests... I'm going to be busy for a long time.
Considering the price, I was a bit disappointed by the range of clothes in here. The Knits for Bears to Wear book has a crocheted hoody on the cover, which could easily enough have been adapted for crochet -- I should know, I've done it! Some of the clothes are more or less the same. Still, there's a good spread of stuff in different skill levels, and a lot of helpful tips on how to adjust the patterns to fit bears of any size, which will be useful for me. (I don't think they quite go up to Fred's size, somehow.)
I haven't tried any of the patterns yet, but I can foresee myself turning out quite a few chunky sweaters and baseball caps...
I love teddy bears. My bed at university contains about... let me see, Clanger x 2, Pablo the Polar Bear, Hyperbole the Hippo, Helen Hippo, Edwin Bear, Benji the Pillow Hippo, Archimedes the Owl, Georgina the Hot Water Bottle Giraffe, Tracey the Dinosaur, Holly Hippo, Big Moomin, Little Moomin, Lil 'ippo, Prattle 'ippo, Trouble 'ippo, Mischief 'ippo, Cwtch 'ippo, Olwen the Bear, Hattie Hippo, Jezebel Giraffe, Omnom the Alien... I don't think I'm missing anyone out there, but I might be. And there's more on my shelves (Angry Birds, a turtle, Graduation Owl, a stripy elephant, Totoro, Goggles the Monkey, and more) and many, many more (I can't begin to list) in my bed at home. Likewise, my mother, sister and even father have beloved bears. My dad's bear, Fred, even wears pajamas and a bathrobe just like my dad's (although the tie has been replaced, in Fred's case, with my old karate belt).