I have been enjoying knitting the world themes as I have written in the last post.
Some countries have unique, distinct, traditional costumes which are easy to include in the design, but I struggled with this one: Australia.
Australia is a fantastic country with interesting animals as koala bears and kangaroos, but I have already knitted them in a few different styles. My first book, Mini knitted safari, has their patterns, too. I also wanted to add human figures. I know of the Aboriginal people, but I think I want to save it for the Easter Island for similar figures. I may do the Moai statues together with them.
How do people in Australia dress? If you Google images for ideas, you get the photos of people dressed in T-shirts and shorts and face-painted with the Australian flag.
But then, I got the photos of famous people on the same page.
He was the first one to come up. The guy in the photo above.
I asked my boys if they knew him, but they just looked puzzled. My boys haven’t seen the movie.
He has a little girl companion. You have to have a koala for Australia.
I have never been to Australia. I would love to go there and hold a koala in my arms. I think it is one of the must-do once in a lifetime.