• Knitted toys

    Hi, here's a picture of some knitted toys which Mark sent me some time ago: what's good is that among them is the squirrel which I remember cherishing because of its chocolate colour and its fine upright tail (its tip was fastened to the back of the head to keep it up); unlike this one here, it wasn't sewed to the back, and I could slide my hand around it and hold the squirrel like a handle.

    So probably this isn't mine here; I have half a mind that Mum had the pattern and knitted it at home in France using that. I'm not sure I'm photographed somewhere with it. I'll have to be on the lookout just in case!

    Who knitted these? When were they made?

    Knitted toys

    August 22: Cath's visit at home has answered the above questions: she was the one who knitted the four toys in the pictures, and in 1962, during her stay in England with us. She is sure, because she remembers the patterns, which were written in English. So yes, my pet squirrel is among those: but there are two, so it's difficult to say which it was.

    Lookie! Somewhere at mum's place, Noel has managed to find the pattern for the squirrel!

    Knitted toys

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  • Comments

    Helene Pavey
    Saturday 27th July 2013 at 15:35

    I used to have the original patterns they were made from.


    Helene Pavey
    Saturday 27th July 2013 at 15:37

    Where are the toys now?


    Helene Pavey
    Saturday 27th July 2013 at 23:19

    Well, the knitter in the family was Auntie Olive, because she taught us both, Yves and I to knit as the age of 5 (with large needles and red wool)!!! I continued and I'll blow my own trumpet (sorry) as I became quite good at it, but Yves sadly dropped out... So, could it be her? Or simply, Maman, as she was quite a good knitter too... What about Auntie Jo?


    yvesM yvesM profile
    Tuesday 13rd August 2013 at 21:30

    Did I really know how to knit??? I had no idea! (perhaps I know how to speak Chinese )

    As to where the toys are now, well, it's up to the makers to tell us...

    noel millou
    Wednesday 6th November 2013 at 21:54

    Isn't one of the squirrels at Bonnebosq ? I'm sure I've seen it somewhere...

    Wednesday 6th November 2013 at 22:09

    Well maybe, because one of them was mine!

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