Fox fellow in grey

When I make a fox out of a knit, they usually end up being a little bigger.

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Then, I need to readjust/tweak all the clothing patterns. Keeps things interesting, right?!

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This fellow is another fox made from my hand-dyed wool.

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He is dressed warmly for January weather.

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sometimes I get an idea

Sometimes an idea pops into my head and I follow it and then… stop. Idea- a fox in a kilt. Sounds like fun! After the kilt was made and on, I came to a crashing halt because I couldn’t figure out what should come next. I tried lots of things that didn’t work- a nice sweater made my fellow look like a preppy lady fox. A bulky sweater was just as off. A jacket? no. A wool vest? nope. I now had a nice pile of reject clothing that will find other foxes that suit them better. And I put him aside as I finished up the foxes for my window display. But, this week, he was back on the work table. I tried to shut of the critical/judging part of my brain and move forward with him. That is how this rather silly but takes-himself-oh-so-seriously fox came to life.

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He makes me think of a mountain man/fox, a hermit, or a wanderer. When I work on my characters, I ask them, Who are you? I am not really sure with this one.

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I will be putting this weeks foxes into my etsy shop today.

foxes ahead!

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Fox time. I have 10 in progress and I hope to have them ready for California in less than 3 weeks! Number 1 fellow has an acid yellow/green corduroy jacket- love the color with his rusty brown wool body.

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I love his vest-

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