I have a penchant for knitting up what friends like to dub “critters”. I gift a lot of them out, but then, I save a whole bunch too, never quite sure what to do with half of them.
But Rill-Raccoon Rox is certainly one I’m keeping for sure. Created by the ever amazing Donna Wilson, author of one of my favorite critter books The Knitted Odd-Bod Bunch, he just came out so smashing I could resist the idea of saving him for my own.
And inspired by the latest novel by Audrey Niggineger, Her Fearful Symmetry, I have named him after one of the lead characters, Robert Fenshaw, a historian who is in love with the ghost of his since deceased lady friend.
What’s even cooler is that the wonderfuly brilliant snaps of Robert Fenshaw by my photographer extraordinaire Harry S. Cahill, got the notice of the lovely Ravelery people who keep up the pattern pages for Donna Wilson. And they asked to feature him thereabouts! You can see it here.
Wilson’s patterns are easy to follow and a pleasure to knit up. Definitly if you have a knitting friend who loves critters, this is a must buy for any holiday gifting.
Oh, and be sure to check out all of Donna Wilson’s amazing work.