The cardigan is about a third done and I’ve already made one change. I know that Bree is having just as much fun trying to decipher the “simplified” hippo pattern.
Many issues of Workbasket Magazine have a section called Aunt Ellen’s Craft Corner. The April project from Aunt Ellen was one both my husband and I recognized. They called it Walking Willie; Joel’s family called a gooney bird. I don’t remember what we called it. It’s a basically a puppet made from foam balls, fishing line and other materials.
Here's their version:
This was the one I had in 1976. I think mine came as a kit that we all put together. Plus you get a bonus photo of my adorable sister with a crocheted bunny she got that Easter.
I remember it being a bit of a process to put together and keep the fishing line from getting tangled up.
This week I’m going to give away the pillbox hat. To enter you just need to comment on my blog, Instagram or Facebook post this week and I'll draw a name on Saturday, April 13th. You get one entry for each location so up to three entries per item. Good luck!
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns. I'm a member of Crochet Twin Cities, the local Crochet Guild.