Laura, I love your Bears!!! Those are so cute and cuddly looking!
Loretta, I found the local WalMart really stepped up it's selection of yarns, and while it still can't compete with Michael's, where I live the nearest Michael's is an hour drive away. Does your WalMart have a craft and fabric area as well as the yarn? Sometimes I just wander those aisles just to get ideas, or see what jumps off the shelf and attacks me. Of the WalMart yarn I like the Caron simply soft; a decent selection of shades, a nice medium weight, and the buttery softness I look for. I also like the Red Heart chunky stuff that looks a lil curly and is also soft. The solides have little flecks of other colors, and in a double knit it turns out really thick and fluffy. I actually took some scrap yarn of it and knitted a lil blankie for my rocking chair, as one of my parents black cat's, Smoke, likes to lay there. Now he really likes to lay there with his own personal blankie.
Thank you Dani, and Laura, for sharing the pictures!!
Loretta, one other thing. Never underestimate the power of some of that el-cheapo yarn at WalMart. One Skein of Red Heart Super Saver, a large bag of google eyes, and a couple packages of black pipe cleaners, and one piece of felt (all from WalMart) and back in 2008, a year after my life got turned upside down, this is what I did for my son's Kindergarden class for Halloween. It had litteraly been a year since my injury happened:
That file is pretty outta date, just as an FYI. I almost never use my photobucket account anymore.
Originally injured 10/26/2007 - Initial diagnosis; Tendonitis
Spent next year seeing specialist after specialist; Bone, Muscle, Hand, Neurologist, Chriopractor, Physical Therapist...
Went through a battery of tests, multiple MRI's
11/16/09 I was finally diagnosed CRPS - Stage 2
Permanently disabled, on Percoset.
February 2011 successful SCSU trial
No surgeon willing to do my SCSU Implant