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!
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