Every time my mum meets one of the bears I've made for someone else she tries to steal it. "He's so cute," she exclaims, "I want one!" So for Christmas I made her one of her own.
I would have liked to make him a jumper like my first bear, seeing as I know he's going to be living on a building site for a bit (my parents are renovating their house) and I know it will be cold there but I only just had time to finish him, never mind a jumper too. At least he is a wooly bear - that should help. Hopefully any more bears I make will be safe from her clutches now!
If you know a charity which could do with some friendly knitted bears please let me know. I love knitting them, but want them to have a purpose. If they can go out into the world and help make someone's life a little better I think that would be a pretty good purpose.