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Helenmay
« on: June 14, 2006 02:48:35 AM »


Bred in captivity in Sweden and soon to be released into the wild!!

Here is a koala I have made for friends in Australia who's baby is due any second! I thought I should just take a quick photo before he is packed off in a box to the other side of the world!




He is the first toy I have ever knitted but was soooo quick I think there will be plenty more to come. I made him from this pattern http://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/Visugate/public_acnapr92.hcsp?printPage=1#P157_17183 which I found on a random Google search. There were no finished photos in the pattern so I was pleasantly suprised when he ended up looking like a koala!

Helen
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2006 03:57:50 AM »

OMG He is fabulous, my daughter would have a fit.  She collects Koala and even made her screen name Koalalyn.

I don't Knit very well, so maybe I can convert it to crochet.

GREAT JOB.  Smiley  Smiley  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2006 04:22:48 AM »

He is so cute! I have found few good stuffed animal patterns for free online and I love this one. I'll have to make this sometime soon (god, my to-knit page is 3 pages long...)
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2006 07:09:15 AM »

He is adorable!  I've taken a chance using patterns found on-line when they're not accompanied by a picture and had less than favourable results.  Glad you made him because now I can see how great he turned out.  What kind of yarn did you use for the ears?  They look really fluffy.
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2006 07:50:53 AM »

How adorable!  I love koalas!
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2006 07:52:15 AM »

that is adorable!!! I must try to make that!
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2006 07:57:28 AM »

This looks exactly like the Jean Greenhowe pattern from her Knitted Animals booklet.  Thanks so much for the pattern link!
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2006 07:59:35 AM »

That is just so cute. Cheesy
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Krisnotes
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2006 08:36:43 AM »

This is adorable. I bookmarked this pattern. Of all people my hubby loves Koala and he would adore this.
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Helenmay
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2006 09:38:52 AM »

Thanks for all the compliments - hope his new owner will like him just as much!

What kind of yarn did you use for the ears?  They look really fluffy.

I used a mohair/acrylic mix for the ears and tummy. It was a bit thin so I just doubled the yarn. The rest of him was made from acrylic yarn left over from a beanie hat. And then he was stuffed with polyester toy stuffing.
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