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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Freddie Platypus

You may not know this, but some people's favourite animal is the Duck-billed Platypus. I actually saw one in captivity while in Australia and they certainly are fascinating creatures. Did you know, for example, that they have sharp spur on their hind foot which is also delivers venom? Awesome creatures indeed.

My colleague A recently left us to go on maternity leave, and it so happened that she is one of those people who love Platypuses. Well, it seemed obvious that I should knit her one of her own. Complete with dungarees.

In the end it turned out better than expected, as I found that this pattern was actually from a children's book created by Joanna Johnson. Of course I had to give her the book too.

So here is the finished Freddie hanging out on the balcony:

Has anyone seen Phineas & Ferb? Rather cute little Playtpus called Perry featuring in that too, albeit a funny teal colour..

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