The kangaroos are the LAST big project left from the stash, and I've put them off long enough. I'd put all of the kangaroo krap into a big kanvas bag and hidden it away. There's nothing like blogging to keep you accountable--I started them on January 19, and last worked on them on February 10, over FOUR months ago. Well, yesterday I pulled out the kanvas bag o'kangaroo and realized that when I swapped out the size 7 dpn's needed for another project, I had dropped the stitch markers. That, and there's a loose wrap in the short rows in the head. And I wanted to make sure the pattern worked....so I started over.
Here's the new one, standing over the half-knitted old one.
We had a lovely time at knitting yesterday, and RMS was kind enough to look up some kangaroo anatomy on her super fancy phone/internet-surfing device. Important information we all learned:
1) Male kangaroos do not have pouches, while female kangaroos obviously do
2) However they all have nipples
Things that are still unknown:
1) Where the nipples are located on the male kangaroos
2) Whether female kangaroos are born with a pouch, or if they develop later on
In any case, I'm making the Jill right now, so I'll put in a pouch, but I'll need to do some more research before I can make the Joey (I think it's the same name whether boy or girl kangaroo) or the Jack. And don't worry, I won't be knitting (or embroidering) any nipples or other R-rated body parts.