Melbourne, 25 June: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, as a part of her new hobby, is knitting a red kangaroo toy for the first baby of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton. Ms Gillard, country’s first woman premier has appeared on the Australian Women’s Weeklies cover where she is seen posing on an armchair while knitting, surrounded by balls of wool, with her dog Reuben at her feet. Ms Gillard, 51, is knitting a toy kangaroo as a gift for the royal baby. The kangaroo is the national animal of Australia and also appears on the National coat of arms. This comes amid her tough final week in parliament ahead of September elections. pti