According to my calculations, Lunenburg is one bear away from Halifax.
Last Saturday we decided to drive to this little town to visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and pretend to be tourists in other creative ways, such as eating seafood lunch and taking pictures.
Lunenburg is a home port to the famous schooner Bluenose II but since we didn’t get to see it, here is a picture of a less famous blue lobster that lives in the museum’s Aquarium.
The drive from Halifax to Lunenburg is a little over one hour and I took a knitting project with me, as any sane knitter would. The problem is, I can’t knit in the car because I get car sick. The moment I take my eyes off the road, I feel nauseous and then hate my knitting for the rest of the trip. However, this time I was smart and picked a project that I can literally knit with my eyes closed. It’s a teddy bear, worked flat in garter stitch.
I was playing with the novelty raffle yarn to see if it could be used together with regular yarn to add details. That’s why this bear is wearing a tutu. (I am still debating if this yarn is pure evil because it’s all twisted and I keep untwisting it and it’s super annoying).
On a finishing note, I realized that the side seams can be done by garter mattress stitch as demonstrated in this video by Knitpicks. It creates seamless fabric and your bear will look really neat even if you hate seaming. This is a side of the leg, and the stitching is almost invisible.
You know what those bears are for, right? So next time you travel in the car and need a mindless project, think about it. Maybe it will bring you comfort too, when you are a few bears away from home.