Because I am working on large items such as blankets and adult-size jumpers, I haven't had many finished objects recently. I wanted to change that, so half my knitting time this week has been devoted to making these teddy bear glove puppets.
The yarn came from a convent that was closing down. I usually find yellow hard to use but this was just crying out to be turned into teddy bears. Inspired by the forthcoming season of spring shoots and shamrocks, I added little green bows and sewed them in place with the addition of clear buttons that also came from the convent.
These glove puppets will eventually go to Samaritan's Purse which is an organisation that delivers shoeboxes full of useful items to children who live in areas of crisis and poverty. The pattern is very easy and came from www.norfolkknitters.org.uk
Here is a quote from the Samaritan's Purse website:
"Playing with a glove puppet has been found to be very therapeutic for a child suffering from trauma or isolation – the puppet becomes a little friend to talk to. The puppets are also a great way for the children to find creative ways of making their friends smile!"
I couldn't have put it better myself!