I wouldn't say I'm obsessed with them, but I can't help but enter then when I find them! And there are such great giveaways out there, they're hard to resist.
Anyone remember Sisters? I made this reversible toy for my sister for Christmas. She loved it. I tweaked the pattern a bit to look like her and me (as much as a knit doll can look like us) and I loved the result. It was one of the first toys I knit and I had no idea what the world of fibre could offer me. So I went to the nearest Hobby Lobby and purchased yarn I thought would do the job.
I wish I had known how to access all these other yarns Susan uses in her book! I know the book lists the name and brand of yarn she uses for each pattern, but I was at a loss for how she found them (or how other people found them, for that matter!).
I've now made 2 reversible toys, Sisters and Egg to Bluebird and a Nest Too. The Egg to Bluebird was part of a kit I received from a swap, and I loved making it. I'd love to knit the Lion/Elephant reversible. It's just so darn cute.
So now comes the good part! Olof is having a giveaway this week on her blog for O-Wool, which is the yarn Susan uses in Itty Bitty Toys for all of her reversible knit toys! :) If I won, I could get half the colors needed to knit a toy! :) And now that I know where to go, I could get the other half to match elsewhere. :)
O-Wool sounds like a great yarn since it's organic and child-friendly. A good thing for my little X-man considering everything still goes in his mouth! :) Head on over and check out the giveaway! :)