I want to show off some knitting that wasn't done by me, but was gifted to my lucky kids this Christmas.
These hand puppets were all knitted by my mom. This was the first year that she didn't "work" outside of the home. She will be 75 in February! I was teaching her neighbor lady to knit, and she got out her yarn and needles and made up all these puppets and then some! My hubby said "Where'd she find the patterns for those?" Hehe! No patterns! Smart lady!! She sold some to her neighbors for their grandkids. Only the kitties and things that weren't based on real cartoons, though!!
The big Jon Arbuckle (?) Garfield's guy, and the monkey, and the horse girl were all knitted by the lady who made our Christmas stockings. It is so funny that I thought of these toys a while ago. She decided to give some to my kids totally out of the blue!
SP collects Garfield, so these are just right for him. MM loves monkeys, so that monkey is perfect for him, and LD loves the horse. I thought it was a cow, but she corrected me like no one but an eight year old can!
Also, I just wanted to give a little update on our poor invalid, SP. He's doing really well. We'll see the surgeon again in January, and then we'll know more. Maybe he'll even get a walking cast, then!
We've been playing all the fun new games we got for Christmas, and still eating way too much junk. (And I've been knitting soaps in socks for my etsy shop) I wonder how we'll ever get up on time for work and school when the new year comes, because we've also been staying up way too late!
Thank you all for being so sweet! I hope everyone has a wonderful new year! It's been crazy trying to get on the computer with everyone home for the holidays, so I'll say it now, just in case.
Just a little edit. The puppets are all about 7 - 10 inches tall, and the big toys (Jon A., the monkey, and the horse/cow) are probably around two and a half feet tall, or so. I guess, anyway, since I didn't measure. :)