- Dolls: a boy and a girl doll, and a baby doll
- Sundry Cute Animals: kitty, puppy, bunny, bears, and an alien.
- Farm Animals: chicken, chicks, eggs (for Easter!), pony, guinea pig, cow, goat, piggy, mice, donkey.
- Exotic Animals: lion, baby elephant, monkey, panda, koala, emu, alpaca (!), squid/octopus, dolphin, fish, seal.
- Bugs: bee and spider, snail
- Holiday Classics: rein deer, snow man, and a fairy (could become an angel).
- little birds (in my opinion, you can’t go wrong with a book that opens with little birds)
- garter snakes (who hopefully will elave the little birds alone!)
- hilarious chickens accompanied by eggs
- guinea pigs (both long and short haired varieties)
- floppy eared rabbits
- kittens with their own toy mouse
- a labrador puppy
- rats (not the gross kind in the subway, more like the kind used in psychology experiments or as pets)
- tabby cat with it’s own basket
- ponies (yup, your little ponies!)
- greyhound with it’s own sweater/jacket
I love warm weather, but living in a temperate climate poses a few challenges in warm weather. Who wants to make clothing when you aren’t wearing anything, much less knitwear? Fair enough, we get a few months a year to enjoy patio weather, lets enjoy it! You may have started knitting to make sweaters, but they’re only a jumping off point.
Summer Knitting Diversion: Toys
Toys can be a very satisfying project. They’re fast, simple, you can use any kind of yarn as long as it is the correct gauge for your pattern, you can use up stash or scraps or if you are buying yarn they don’t use up large quantities. Toys are always well received as gifts, look great around the house or you can give them to children’s charities like the Mother Bear Project or Teddies for Tragedies. If you want to up-size a toy pattern just change to thicker yarn and needles to match.
- Supermario Mushrooms
- Captain Underpants
- Sanrio Bunny
- Marilyn Monroe
- Audrey Hepburn
- Jack Skellington
- Hello Kitty
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