Last week I found this gem at St. Vinnie’s and knew I had the perfect yarn in the stash for this. It is a booklet from 1964 and calls for Spinnerin yarn that is no longer available. But pom-pom yarn might be just the thing.
Specialty yarn can be problematic – it looks so fun in the store and then it sits in a box under the bed at home. Well unless you like making toys. I bought this yarn to make a sheep for someone but have oodles of it left.
So can you imagine my surprise when this box arrived last week. It came all the way from Michigan loaded with toys for PB&J http://www.palsbringjoy.com/www.palsbringjoy.com/Welcome.html
Look at all that sweet pink cuteness – why it just makes me want to dig out a poodle skirt and white anklet socks and go to a sock hop in the school gymnasium.
and of course a monster or twoRaggedy Anne & Andy are adorable right down to Anne’s cotton bloomers.
But I must admit some poodle love here and even earmarked the pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dominique-pomp-a-poodle
Go to her pattern page to see more toys and hats http://www.ravelry.com/projects/JoolieKnits .
And also check out what she is up to on her blog http://jooliesews.blogspot.com/ and sign up for her give away.
Oh and while we are at it don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into my give away for a pattern ; ) the drawing is on Friday. And also you can get a free canned ham pattern with any toy donation. Lets fill up the Knitch’s window with toys for PB&J. http://www.knitch.net/ *picture is of last year’s window