As we get further into the holiday season, I keep thinking about quick projects that I can give as gifts but that will also use up some of my copious leftovers yarn from past projects. I think I have discovered the perfect gift that fulfills both requirements for all of the children and children at heart on my holiday crafting list. I love making the Ysolda Teague’s stuffed toys.
We have Elijah and Sophie made up in the shop and they each took less than 8 hours to make. Elijah was made from some worsted weight Swans Island yarn plus some Mountain Mohair leftovers. Sophie used the same Mountain Mohair that I used to make Elijah. Together, they both took less than a bag of poly-fill. I have also seen some great ideas on the Internet for lavender and rosemary additions to the fill that would make the gift extra special. The toys are knit in the round and stuffed with the fill as you go. They are perfect set down and pick up project as well, which is always a plus during holiday preparation. The pattern instructions are wonderful in showing where the limbs and ears should be picked up and knit, so the guess work that can lead to unique looking toys is taken away.
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