This was something I actually once asked my mother to knit for me, back when I was still needle-challenged (and about 7 years old ;-). Then when I had learned to knit, I wanted to give it a try, only to discover that my mother had given away the book with the pattern (a very old collection of knitting, sewing, and other crafts.projects) because most of the stuff in it was terribly out of style. But, because sometimes life is awesome, she found another copy of it at a fleemarked and got it for recently knitting-obsessed me, not even knowing these patterns were in it. There was a lot of squeeing ;-).
Anyway, the first birthday of my cousin's baby-girl gave me a good excuse to finally have a go at it, and so I tried my hand at almost al of the patterns. And now I finally found (half of) the pictures again. They're not exactly the best quality, but I had to share anyway.
The Polar Bears:
The Brown Bears:
Looking at these pictures almost two years after starting the first, I think I will have to make another one. Maybe add the tigers and the monkeys this time. And possibly the humans, too.
Anyway, thanks for looking. I would love to know what you think. (they're also all on my ravelry-projects-page here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/arualms
, if you prefere that.