This little bear is my second finish. In case you don't know there is a charity called Teddies for Tragedies and it basically sends off teddy bears made by others to kids who need them. They have a specific pattern for you to follow so that all the bears look the same (using any colour is fine so long as it's bright). It means every child gets the same kind of bear. The pattern itself is very easy to follow and very easy to knit. The result is a very cute bear. A friend of mine is collecting them for her church. The Boys Brigade there are going to Uganda to build a secondary school and are hoping to take 300 bears for the children's hospital. She asked if others in the knitting group would mind helping out.
I have plenty of leftover DK yarn from other projects and so it was easy to pick out colours for it. It really doesn't take up much. The pale blue was for a baby set I had planned to knit a few years ago and never did. I think it makes him look like he is wearing jeans. The red and skin tone was leftover from Jedward. The only downside is the sewing in loose ends and stitching the bear. I hate that part of all projects. In the end it was worth it, especially if a child loves him.