It is Anipal Appreciation Day and I want to shine the spotlight on Bacon Thompson the pet pig. I started reading his blog at the same time I started designing knitting and crochet patterns and putting them on ravelry. Bacon inspired me to make an amigurumi pig. The whole thing was a great learning tool and apart from learning a huge amount about “internet technical issues”, I also found “amigurumi your own Bacon was well received and is still being downloaded at a steady rate of 2 to 3 times per week. No viral but no bad! Fast forward a few years and my patterns are moving quite well. I must admit it was a big thrill to see my koala pattern featured on moogly and have my patterns (occasionally) come up in ravelry on the HOT RIGHT NOW section in their particular category. Thank you Bacon, following you has been such fun AND it led to a spinning wheel and fleeces (but that is another story)
I would like to give a shout out to the following sample of blogs (not in any order) that I love to check in on.
Speedy the cheeky house bunny. A beautiful fun, Bun.
onespoiledcat. A special, very hardworking, ginger, sweetheart
Hands on Bowie. Rock Star qualities.
Easy Blog love and laughter (and never a dull moment)
Fozziemum my friend and neighbor, (who cares about a couple of hours drive?)
The Scottie Chronicles. Lovely, charismatic laddie who has made so many friends.
Then there is Squirrel Picnic although they are not made of yarn they are still anipals right?
Howling Mad Cat. Old friends.
Evil Squirrel’s Nest (okay they are cartoons but the author has two real cats).
I finish with a few of my own anipals. Jack and Tricky playing with their Christmas toys from Bacon!
and Lily and Poppy play with toys I made them.
and finally two of my Aunt Joy’s Bengal cats. Aren’t they beautiful?
Happy Anipal Appreciation Day everyone!