This small company began as a hobby in 1999, after owner Annita Wilschut suffered from a heavy stroke that put an end to her successful career as a computer scientist. During that difficult of time of her life, she tried to train her brain by making stuffed animals. “I felt the need to train my brain by designing my own knitting patterns. According to existing patterns you have to knit a lot of different pieces and stitch them all together, the result of which is often not very satisfying. I wanted to knit animals in one piece, making the process easier and the result nicer.”