My middle daughter fell in love with the old series “Fraggle Rock” when she saw the very first episode. Of course, I loved the show when I was a kid, so I thought her enthusiasm was pretty cute. She quickly found a favorite character…Boober Fraggle.
For those who aren’t lucky enough to be familiar with the legendary Fraggles, Boober is a worrywart to the extreme. He prefers activities such as washing all of his fellow Fraggles’ socks or cooking up a big batch of radish stew more than anything else. He always has a reason why the capers of his compatriots are just too dangerous for him.
I think my dear daughter likes him so very much because she identifies with him. She loves to take care of other people, and she is quite the little worrier herself. Much like her Mama, she wants to be sure that she knows she is getting into before she even dips in a little toe. Like Boober, she can become rather anxious if she is treading on uncertain ground.
So I knew that I had to crochet Boober Fraggle for her. I used mercerized cotton for his face and limbs, Lion Brand Homespun for the body, Fun Fur for his hair, and I used some random wool to knit his hat and scarf. By far the most complicated part was shaping his face correctly, and I’m still not satisfied with it, but my daughter loves it so that will have to be good enough for me!
And now my middle daughter, (in fact, she is the middle of all five of my children) who dreams of radish gardens, can bring Boober along on her adventures. As long as they are planned carefully beforehand.