Decided to make a knitted bear for my nephew for Christmas. He received the lovely Scarf Bear on the left.
John received the Star Trek: TNG style bear on the right. Both bears hung out for a bit before Scarf Bear moved to my brother’s house.
The basic pattern for an easily knitted bear can be found here. For the bears above, I used a dual strand of yarn, and knitted them on Size 7 circular needles. Both bears were a learning experience, as I am a total newbie at changing yarn colors, and I can see the mistakes in my knitting. The Trek bear in particular was difficult due to the shirt pattern requiring 3 yarn colors on a few rows. John seemed happy with it, however. : )