January 22, 2010

Mikey the Micro Meerkat














Hi All
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!

13 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I love watching meerkats, this is lovely. Brilliantly adapted

Guzzisue said...

Cute! needs a name though :-)

Pat said...

He/she is delightful, clever you.

Stitchety Grub said...

Guzzie Sue he does have a name - I name everything haha! - he is called "Mikey the Micro Meerkat!"

Guzzisue said...

well, hello Mikey :-)

Carol said...

Now this is really cute and looks so much like the real one! I've always loved meerkats, obviously a lovely animal to make in wool.

Carol said...

I don't want to add this to the OWOH post but I just went outside to put the chooks to bed and found it was raining heavily - but it's so hot (still at 9:30 pm) that it was like a warm shower. How on earth are we going to survive our summers as they get hotter and hotter, and yours are worse than mine!

Dawn said...

Loving this cheeky little meerkat... simples x

OWOH #82

Tammie Lee said...

oh my goodness, this is so cute, you are quite talented. Now to look around your blog some more.

Sharodindu said...

Very cute creation... :)

Pollen Blossom said...

I love these!

julietk said...

Aw so sweet :-) My family have been Meerkat fans for such a long time it is nice to see them having gotten so popular.

Lynn said...

You've captured his mischievious sweetness perfectly :)

SOOOO adorable!