January 22, 2010
Mikey the Micro Meerkat
It was very hot here in Perth last Sunday around the 42°c mark - so I was hiding in the air conditioned studio and I decided to attempt knitting a tiny meerkat - I have 6 toy meerkats - 4 that I got here in Australia and the latest 2 that I bought in UK last year- I haven't been able to find a free tiny knitted Meerkat pattern on the web except I did manage to find a fab pattern for a tiny wee Mouse at a site called Knitted Toy Box
so I decided to adapt it - to Meerkat colours and I just made the arms/legs a little longer and unlike the original pattern I made the legs the same amount of stitches as the arms - I also used different needles as the yarn was finer than DK - it was an acrylic mohair ... I am really pleased with the result ... he is sooooo cute - Thanks Knitted Toy box :-) The other pic is of the Mumma Meerkat who had babies about 5 weeks before this picture was taken which I took last time I visited Perth Zoo in January last year... she was gorgeous. I have found a crocheted Meerkat pattern out there but unfortunately I never learned to crochet and now Arthritis in fingers negates it! the crochet pattern if your interested is at Roman Sock - I would love one of these but can't find anyone to make one for me : boo hoo! LOL!