christmas handmades :: toys

8:06 AM

The thing I love about knitting toys is you don't have to worry about gauge or fret over whether they will actually fit or not.  And doesn't a shelf of knitted toys just look so lovely?  I added to Emma G's knitted toy collection this Christmas by knitting her a pink hippo!  Every time my copy of Itty Bitty Toys found itself hanging around, she would flip right to that hippo and talk about how much she wanted it!

front of hippo

The kind ladies at Woolie Ewe suggested See Jayne Knit 100% Wool Araucania.  I love the slight color changes that happen as you go, and I think Emma G is quite pleased with the results, too!

pink hippo

hugging hippo

I made Joshua a striped hacky sack using the Oh, Balls! pattern I've used before.  I just made it a little bit longer than the original pattern and stuffed it with lentils before closing it up!  This project was made using scraps I had lying around.

striped hacky sack

hacky sack

One more Christmas knitting post coming up tomorrow!  See you then!

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  1. I love the pink hippo! The hackey sack looks neat, too!

  2. Oh my goodness, I am jealous! I LOVE that hippo :)

  3. Oh my goodness! I LOVE that pink hippo! :))) So adorable, great job. And I love the colors on the hackysack, and your new photo up at the top on your page. :)))

  4. Adorable toys! Sounds like you made the perfect gifts for your kids!

  5. I'd love to see a picture of that shelf of knitted toys!! I have a feeling that hippo will be a good friend for a long time to come. :)

  6. Awesome! Awesome! The hippo is so cute!
    You are so talented and I wanted to let you know that I finally posted the photo of our son right after he opened his knucks that I ordered from you! Thank you so much! They are great!

    Blessings & Aloha!


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