Tuesday, January 13, 2009
His name is Rainier!
I received so many name suggestions for my little bear. It was hard to choose! The name 'Hans' made me smile. That was a good idea because the bear makes everybody smile. Thread E bear is also a nice suggestion.
When La Tea Dah suggested the name Rainier I thought: 'That's it!' That's the name where I was looking for!
Look at his face. He is Rainier don't you think?
Let me explain why I like this name so much.
Since I was a little girl my dream was to see snow on the top of the mountain in the summer. Here in the Netherlands there aren't any mountains. I travelled very rarely; I stayed mostly in the Netherlands for vacations. Once we went to Germany. I saw mountains but not with snow on top...
Years went by and I still had my girls dream.
Three years ago, the first time we went to the USA I finally saw snow on a top of the mountains, The Grand Tetons. Wow, I was happy!!
Last year we went to Washington and Oregon. I knew there was snow on the top of MT Rainier. I was so exciting because Inot only saw the snow... no I was able to be in the snow! Yes, in summer, dressed in a tanktop and skirt! My girls dream was a lifetime experience.
My family in the snow!
Look how high the snow was! On Mt Rainier!
This is the book I used for knitting Rainier.
the ISBN number is:90-231-3509-3
I think this must be almost the same book in English.
The knitted Teddy bear by Sandra Polley
If I look inside there are different pictures in this book as mine. But it's almost the same.
The bear on the front cover from this book is 'Rainier'. It's the same picture as in my book.