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Knitted Hairy Coo

January 29, 2006

Say hello to Angus Xavier MacDonald!

This is the Hairy Coo that I knitted Anthony for Christmas. I know it’s long after Christmas, and I have been a slacker on posting pictures, but I definitely think this was worth waiting for. Plus Angus did such a nice modeling job.


I got the pattern from Kath Dalmeny’s world of knitted toys which was a cute book of animals from around the world. A good tip for frugal knitters, look for books at your local library. If you live in Eugene, they have a pretty good selection and are working on getting more all the time. I’m not a huge fun fur fan (that’s kind of fun to type) but this was a good excuse to use it. I used on strand of fun fur and one strand of DK yarn. You can’t see them, but there are some plastic animal eyes in there. It was a lot of fun, and it’s one of the few things I get to see used after I make it.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. January 30, 2006 7:30 am

    That is too cool! It reminds me of a buffalo…

    –ryan

  2. Jodie permalink
    January 30, 2006 10:24 am

    They are shaggy like a buffalo, but shaped more like a cow. I have a few pictures of them from when I went to Scotland. I’ll try to post one soon.

  3. January 30, 2006 12:33 pm

    That is a very cool hairy coo!
    Well done, I know that I possess no skill that would let me create something as intricate as that. :-)

  4. January 30, 2006 9:49 pm

    They’re kinda funny-looking, especially with all the hair in their eyes. She did a hell of a job on Angus – it makes me grin, seeing him guarding my bookshelves.

  5. Jodie permalink
    January 30, 2006 10:40 pm

    I declare John and Anthony the Hairy Coo experts, having actually seen the real animal. I must have done something right to get compliments from such Coo experts. I thought you guys just ignored my knitting posts. :)

  6. January 31, 2006 8:10 am

    You did a real good job with that little guy! When I found this, I realized how well you did:

    http://tinyurl.com/7st7k

    Cool!
    –ryan

  7. Jodie permalink
    February 1, 2006 11:33 am

    To anyone who has never seen a Hairy Coo, you must check out ryan’s link! It’s a great picture. Thanks ryan.

  8. Xavier MacDonald permalink
    June 16, 2007 1:19 pm

    Angus is actually an ancestral name in my family as well.
    How did you come up with this name?

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