Patch the Pumpkin Man

Patch is yet another clever design from Susan Claudino, whose ever growing collection of toy patterns is among the best on Ravelry. I had wanted to knit a Patch for my family last year but was unable to squeeze it into my schedule, so when October finally rolled around again I knew I had to…

Handspun Kitschy Kat

Yesterday I whipped up my first toy made from my own handspun yarn, and I could not be happier with the outcome! This kitty pattern is called Kitschy Kat and is authored by Susan Claudino. (Yup, one and the same author of Figaro, who I just finished knitting a couple of weeks ago.) You can…

Figaro the Frog

I’ve knit several toys for my kids over the years–two snakes, a doll, reversible dolls, a bear, a reversible lion/elephant, a reversible baby alligator/egg and a Santa, to name a few. For well over a year toys were my primary focus in knitting. I wanted to knit them all, specifically toy patterns by Susan B…