Toys! Toys! Toys!

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E has kindly asked (demanded) that I make her youngest, Babes, a new knit or crochet toy.  Nevermind that I have made these children one million yarny toys, she would like a new one because Babes has not “attached” to any of the previous ones.

I’m really thinking about making the monkey from Mochimochi Land.  I made Anna’s raincloud before, and I find her patterns super easy to follow (even for a non-knitter).  OK, full disclosure, I don’t really follow ALL of the direction – there may be a little improvisation, which is why my cloud doesn’t look exactly like hers.  However, Alexander said he likes mine better because it’s more bright and cheery.  That’s good enough for me.

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Of course, these children already have a knitted, stuffed monkey.  This one was my own improvised design…and as you can see from this recent picture, it’s something that Babes just can’t bond with.

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And here he is “not bonding” with a crocheted monkey I made up for his brother almost 5 years ago. (True story – I hate this monkey.  I wish E would throw it away.  It is in terrible, horrible, disgusting shape.  It was one of the first toys I ever made, and it shows.  Made with a pretty terrible garbage yarn…and still, she keeps it)

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Another favorite that day: President Obama, based on an old Lion Brand pattern.  That was a pre-wool allergy discovery (for those of you who recognize the Wool-Ease).

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One last lonely, unloved toy: Muno, from Yo Gabba Gabba!  He was another improvised project, crocheted around a soft doll from Jo-Anns.  So unloved, in fact, that he was given the world’s ugliest socks (my first).

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(Even cute on a this fancy baby)

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Maybe I should go the same route I did with Liam and just make accessories for one of his existing toys.  This is Pinkie Pie (won from a claw machine).  While Liam slept, I made her a little hat and blanket, which he thought was cute…it would save me from buying that monkey pattern…

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* All photos (except the last) are by Erin Markan, who fully admits she has too many yarn toys. 

Bye,
Jenny Brown

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3 thoughts on “Toys! Toys! Toys!

  1. That was such a sweet post! I love how Babes mom is asking for more stuffies cuz he doesn’t play with them..,but there is evidence of it all around! What a little cutie!

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