Friday, November 6, 2009

G' Day: It's Katie the Knit Kangaroo!

My knitted kangaroo Katie and her baby had been packed away in a mover's cardboard box for about eight years. The box was stored in the dark recesses of my house's dormer crawl space. I came across this box while on my hands and knees choking on fiber glass insulation (Don't ask!).

I had forgotten about my knitted toy phase where I obsessively knit stuffed toys from patterns and my imagination. This kangaroo was knit some 20 years ago from a pattern in this 1950's Beehive Toys and Novelties pattern book which I dug out of my collection after rediscovering Katie.

If my peri-menopause memory serves me right, I think Katie was one of the many items I had made for my one and only craft show (Don't ask about that either!).

Here is the rest of the menagerie that I could have knit but didn't.

Oh wait, I remember also knitting Donna the Donkey who you can see in the background with the hat and flowers. She actually sold at my one and only craft show.

My problem now is what to do with Katie and her baby. I know she's only wool and stuffing, but I feel very guilty shoving her back in that mover's box.

Happy knitting and stuffing!

This post is brought to you by Fiber Arts Friday at Alpaca Farm Girl.


Lisa said...

I know what you mean by the memory loss thing! :) The kangaroo and baby are adorable!

Anonymous said...

The Kanga and baby are just precious and I love the photos from the pattern book. Maybe you should make the whole gang!

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

I love Katie Kangaroo and her baby! She is way too cute to put back in the box - maybe she could find a spot on a bookshelf? (or, you could send he to me and she'd find a spot on my bookshelf :)

Amber said...

How wonderful!I LOVE the kangaroo & joey!

knitngreen said...

I love knitted animals. My kids seem to think I can whip up knitted greatness overnight and have a long list of requested animal friends!