Interrupted by a Bear

It’s been busy, busy, busy here!

House buying fun  – I now have a buyer for my flat 😀 …

Day trips all over England with my 4 clients to visit suppliers (knitting on the train rides)…

Attempting to get more Flower Blanket knitted…

And the sudden and urgent need for a small knitted bear!

I’ll explain about the”bear-need”.

A year ago the Guilty Knitters, moved to meeting every week in the “new” Starsbucks in town. We’ve been wonderfully looked after, especially by our favourite barista, Sean. He always makes time to come and say, “Hello” and makes sure our eclectic coffee requirements are met.

So what has this got to do with bears?

Do you remember how we made Buck the Starbucks bear?

Who subsequently disappeared in mysterious circumstances?  Buck was replaced at our old Starbucks by his sister “Bucky”

We, the Guilty Knitters felt kinda bad that the old Starbucks was still proudly displaying Bucky while our wonderful new Starbucks were bereft of knitted beariness.

I took my Rowan 4ply soft stash and the appropriate needles to our meet and tasked everyone with an arm or leg or head…

I was the only crocheter so I got to make the clothes…

And I volunteered my Sunday afternoon (normally reserved for blogging and doing blanket flowers) to sewing together another bear. All blanket production was halted!! 😯

And so “Sean the Starbucks Bear” was born….

We presented Sean (who, you might have guessed, has red,  side parted hair!) with Sean the bear today. He was suitably pleased and embarrassed!

I’m sure Sean the Starbucks Bear has a great new home.

5 Responses

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  1. Arianwen
    Arianwen May 17, 2009 at 9:19 pm |

    Very cute! He looks like he has a comb over:)

  2. Kimmy B
    Kimmy B May 17, 2009 at 11:00 pm |

    I have spent most of my 8 hours shift at work today reading your blog from the start and I’m hooked! (I’m up to August) And it’s made me want to start up my own one.

    I love these bears! Hopefully I’ll get to the stage where I can do that to. I just want to ask somthing. In one of your posts close to the start you had tags that said made by Susan Crowe. i was wondering where you got them done as I’ve got a friend in the US who is an amzing knitter and I’d like to get her some to put on her stuff.


  3. Poison_kitty
    Poison_kitty May 18, 2009 at 8:40 am |

    You do know you’ll start a trend? Every starbucks the length and bredth of the world will want one, and you’ll have no time left to knit for yourself 😛 That said, I love knitting bears, and yours are cute!

  4. Anne
    Anne May 18, 2009 at 2:41 pm |

    Superb!! (pity I don’t like coffee!)

  5. Dawn
    Dawn May 18, 2009 at 5:48 pm |

    The bear is really cute, and Its nice to see a knitted toy that won’t get baby sick all over it. I bet it made a nice change from all the blanket knitting. dawn

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