|Oma (second from left) wearing the dead fox at Mum and Dad's wedding|
Here are some of the best knitted dead foxes out there that I've found recently.
|Knitted fox scarf. Made by Eugenia Kim and available through Anthropologie. (Unfortunately they are sold out).|
|Nina Furher Uniques Knitwear|
|Pattern available from the Etsy store Pretty Flamingo|
|This is by an Australian Fashion label called TV.|
|By English Designer Donna Wilson|
|Knitted and Felted animal scarves by Mia Underwood|
|Crochet fox scarf pattern from Esty store Bees Knees Knittin|
From Katie Boyette at Caffaknitted, The Stone Cold Fox Scarf.
And from Knitty Magazine, The Vegan Fox.
The first was a visit about 10 years or so ago to the Royal Melbourne Show. The Head of the Household and I were looking at the prize winning knitting exhibits (especially the knitted toys and novelties) and I said I could do better (there was an overabundance of Jean Greenhouse dolls and toys which seems to be the knitted toy designer of choice for the over 80 knitting brigade). So he dared me to try.
The second was a pattern for a knitted tiger scarf which I had made. This comes from an early pattern book written by Debbie Bliss for Hayfield Yarn. (And I've just realized that that this is yet another knitted cat-like creature inhabiting my house).
|As well as the tiger scarf there is a knitted bear and crocodile scarf.|
|Tiger in the grass|
|I think his tail looks like the keys on a piano|
|Close up of the tiger face|
The third inspiration was some yarn from my stash. One ball in particular reminded me so much of a foxes tail. Another ball was foxy colours. Eyelash yarn had just become popular and one day I found some in a junk shop the exact red orange of a foxes coat. So I knitted the head and tail. I'm still working on the body...
|Inspirational fox wool|
|A fox in progress|
|Foxy's Head: Needs a tongue and possible some wicked teeth|
|The reverse of the knitted body piece. It is actually a random mix of three different yarns knitted singly.|
I should finish this someday. Dead knitted foxes appear to be trendy at the moment.