I don’t knit toys very often, that’s usually my sister’s territory. She has produced a number of wonderful knitted toys and finger-puppets both from her own design and from patterns. I love toys, and even as an adult I’ve acquired many, I’ve even sewn several sock monkeys, so I don’t know why I’ve neglected this area of knitting. Having recently completed only my second knitted toy (if I recall correctly), I can safely say that I understand why my sister likes knitting toys. They make me feel clever, even if I’m going from a pattern. It’s really fun to watch complicated 3-d objects curling off of the needles. This particular one required a fair amount of seaming, which wasn’t my favorite aspect, however, the result was very worthwhile.
This is the “Hai-Riyo” pattern from Nicky Epstein’s Knitting on Top of the World
Sometime after Father’s day has past by (no need to overshadow celebrations of the male parent), I will be giving this to my Mother-in-law who collects dragon things. My husband and I have a fun way of giving the gift planned, Continue reading