Tuesday, 20 April 2010

The friendly fox ...

  knitted fox

Meet the new addition to the knitted animals, the fox that Imogen said she would like. The fox to chase the chickens. On it's first run at chasing the chickens, the fox decided to be friendly instead and now the chicken and the fox are best friends.

making friends with the chickens

I love to see the joy on her face when she discovers new toys I make and leave somewhere for her to find in the mornings. At first, she said she thought this was a pig (?) until she saw his big bushy tail and she exclaimed "a fox, a fox, a fox to chase the chickens".

Happy girl finding the fox

Latest request is for a sheepdog.


  1. Hi! My name is Ashleigh and I've been following your blog through Sarah's. I'm totally loving all your little knitted animals. They're so lovely! Where do you find your patterns?

  2. I'm so pleased that the fox and the chickens are friends, if only things were this simple in real life. I love his bushy tail.

  3. Hello Ashleigh, lovely to see you visit and thank you - I think I've been to your blog via Sarah's too - you've knit some lovely things for her little girls, must drop by to say hello properly.

    The patterns for the recent animals are from "Knitted Animals - A-D Grigaff", a Hawthorn press book - easy and adaptable patterns. They're are some similar ones in another book too - "Toymaking with Children - Freya Jaffke" plus other crafts. Both lovely books.
    They're so quick and easy to make up and the sizes are good, or you can scale them to what you want.

    Hello Jo - yes, if only life was like that. Thankyou.


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