In the meantime, I've discovered (through Ravelry) the Knitted Toy Box blog, and have made several of her amigurumi knitted critters.
I love these little guys. They're really fun and quick to knit up, I can usually do one in an evening. I've been making these for the early childhood teachers at my children's school. Each classroom has a name, so I'm making little "mascots" for each teacher and classroom.
Here's what I have so far;
A tiny Turtle
Two sweet Butterflies
Aren't they cute!?
And then, of course I needed to make a new project bag for all of my small yarn and critter parts that kept getting lost in my big knitting bag.
I thought the little toadstool fabric was appropriate for a bag that will hold little critters. It's a basic small tote bag, with one front pocket and one inner pocket. I had less than a yard of this fabric and I used every bit of it.
And then I filled it up with a bunch of knitting goodness! I love the Lion Brand Bonbons for knitting amigurumi, they're the perfect size and weight, and my small DPN's fit nicely in the front pocket. There may be a new version of the Knitting Needle Roll Up for this bag's future. But for now, this all works just great.
So, hop on over and take a peek at my projects on Ravlery. I'll be knitting up more critters and posting them soon!
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