Monday, May 28, 2007


I finally finished something! This is Birdie from Lucinda Guy's Handknits for Kids, knit out of Rowan Cotton Glace.

I hope to knit a few more toys this summer - and to get this blog updated with everyone's information!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Pasha from Knitty

Thank goodness there's a group here just for knitted toys - I thought I was the only as obsessed ;) Glad to see I've got good company!

Pasha was very quick, a couple of longish evenings and she was sewn up. Pasha's a she 'cause she demanded the glittery red scarf. However, she's a little confused 'cause when she wandered outside, there's no snow and it's HOT!

Monday, May 21, 2007

the momerath was lonely


So I made him some friends.

This little momerath village will be a birthday gift for a sweet little girl who's turning four next week. I hope she likes them!

P.S. I wrote about toys (sewn, not knitted) on Sew Green today - stop by and say hi!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Soft and Fluffy

I'm in a few Harry Potter KALs and I was seeing a lot of house scarves and hats and stuff like that, but I wanted to do something really original.

So I knit Lord Voldemort. I used the basic person pattern in World Of Knitted Toys, except that I ignored the directions for the nose, since he doesn't have one. I sewed his robes rather than knit them, for time's sake more than anything else.

Friday, May 4, 2007


This is the kitty from book, Natural Knits for Babies and Moms . I really like this book a lot. The patterns are simple, yet elegant. The kitty was a pretty fast knit. This little kitty was gifted to a very dear little 3 year old boy as part of his Easter basket.

I used Cascade 220 wool and size 7 needles. I'm looking forward to making another one, except I think I'm going to reverse the colors for the striping since I still have plenty of the yarn left over from this kitty.

There are more details on my blog. I'm casting on for a teddy bear sometime this weekend. Fun!

A Great Beginner Toy

I designed this knit block to be a first project for the local chaper of International MOMS Club. Each face has a different stitch pattern with increasing difficulty. It was a fun little project, and I hope it gets lots of play time in my home... so much better than the plastic toys around here!

You can find a picture of the toy in action, and the pattern on my blog Jofrog is Knitfrog.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Kate: in progress

Hello all! I'm so glad this KAL exists, else I would have kept looking and dreaming about toys, but never actually casting on. I'm nearly finished (well, with the big part anyway) on Kate, who is a bit bigger than I'd imagined (guess I should use a ruler next time... :)

I'm using the yarn the pattern recommended, but am doing it on two circulars instead of dpns. Here are some pics of my progress:

and a cute one for scale, as you can see Kate will be nearly as big as my little girl, who is already in love with her new toy :)

Hopefully, I'll have a finished project to share soon!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

It's great to be here!

Hello everyone! I’m so glad to have found this knitalong. I have only knit a few toys so far, but I have plans (and yarn, of course) for more. I will post a picture of the kitty I recently made in the few days. It’s great fun for me to make the toys and watch them transform into their own little personalities. Thanks again for letting me join. I look forward to sharing and being inspired.