Toys R Me :-)

I was reviewing a few of my posts and was surprised to find more knitted toys than useful items, like hats, scarves,  mittens, socks, sweaters, coats, rugs, afghans, potholders.  You know, those items you use again and again, and serve a function – like keeping you warm, helping in the kitchen, wiping your shoes to avoid tracking outside debris in, decorating your office or home.  But nooooooo, I knit things like poodles and penguins and kittens, and cyclops-oh my!.  Every now and again, a knitted hat with mother-of-pearl buttons appears, but the number of items in the useful category is rare.  <Sigh>  Oh well, at least I chuckle every time I see the kitten with the bugged out yellow eyes, or when I see CJ III, the knitted poodle, staring at me. So, here’s  a round-up of TOYS R ME since I started this Artsy Knitter blog :

climbing-kitten   (I’m watching you!)

               cjiii

                                                     (cj III, aka cowboy junior III)

mr-frosty

                                                                     (Mr. Frosty)

finger-puppies

                                                                  (finger puppies)

grass

          (the Grass Family: bermuda, zoysia, and fescue – yes, in this order)

penguin1

                                                                (baby penguin)

polyphemus

                                                      (Polyphemus – the cyclops)

2008-presidential-candidates

                          (2008 U.S. presidental candidates: McCain and Obama)

 cropped-kittens11.jpg

 kittens2

                                                          (the scheming kittens)