I just finished this bear today! I've been wanting to make a black bear for some time now and I'm super happy with the way it turned out. I even knit it a sweater!
Do you think this bear looks like a boy bear or a girl bear? I hesitate giving the toys I make names because I remember being annoyed as a kid when I would get a doll or animal that was already named. I'd give the toy its own name of course but then I'd worry I was creating identity confusion for the poor creature...even worse if I'd switched the sexes up! Yes indeed, the neurotic tendencies were there from an early age.
I'll be putting this bear along with a cute little gray one I'm still working on in the shop sometime in the middle of next week.