Old Knit Friends

I was looking in the closet the other day, and I found our old friend Wocket. I knit him in February 1998. He’s a cross between two projects in Debbie Bliss’ Toy Knits: the Small Teddy with Sweater and Wellingtons, and the Pirate Rat. Kid2 had an affection for all things mousey back then, and it was fun to knit something he really liked. The sweater is made with leftovers from Kid2′s sweater.

wocket

While I’m thinking of knit toys, here’s one from 1996. It’s Gromit, as in Wallace and Gromit, the claymation characters. The pattern is by Alan Dart, and was published in the magazine Woman’s Weekly in the UK. I was on the KnitList (still am), and someone offered to send me the pattern. Thanks, Norma!

gromit sun

Gromit graces my grand piano, and he’s my Ravelry avatar, too.

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3 responses to “Old Knit Friends

  1. Love your old knit toys. I really like Gromit. I’ll have to give toys a try someday. They’re so cute.

  2. Wow! What a great knit interpretation of Gromit! Very cool!

  3. The mouse. I have to have one. Sell me one? Sell me a pattern and I’ll have someone knit it. Not me. I’ve told you before I only got to golf club covers because they’re mittens without thumbs. And that was a couple of decades ago.

    A dear friend loves mice, wears a mouse pendant and has them all over her home.

    We deputized her husband to marry us and she signed our marriage certificate. Husband is US Navy (Ret.) Fleet Captain. They’ve been married over 60 years and have been an inspiration to me since we met 13 years ago.

    When my dog died in 2001, Joan took some of the ashes and we placed them at the heart of the teddy bear she took to the park the day before she died. Then Joan stitched a felt heart with heart beads and it is on display here with a photo collage she also made of my rescued dog.

    Please let me know. Keep cooking! I agree with you on giving exact amounts and then tweaking.

    Cheers, Dee