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Wee birdie!

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I love those wee amigurumi things but sometimes they are so small you wonder how they were made, with pixies using pins instead of knitting needles?

One of the best places to find easy to read knitting (not the usual crochet) patterns is Mochimochi land. Today, they had this free pattern for birdies, so i gave it a go during The Big Bang Theory and CSI.

I like him, hes cute. Seems odd alone though, so friends will be forthcoming. Then they can decorate the piano or the bookshelf…. who knows? Cute!!!

Tiny Turtle – my first toy!

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My first knitted toy/non clothing thing! The pattern is from Knitted toybox. I found it when I was looking for something to use up odd bits of wool – he’s so cute and wee! I managed to do it in a hour or two whilst watching tv so it was super quick and easy as well.

Prepare for a knitted toy invasion!

It must be my age! Disclaimer: I don’t want any, thank you very much, I love being an auntie who thinks its acceptable to have choccies before dinner and all but – there are babies everywhere!

Nephew number 2 – to be named Morgan Flynn O’Riordan, and will therefore grow up to be a pirate, is due sometime between next week and the next three. Mic and Tracy from Wire Jesus are waiting for a baby in May, the lovely Munday folk are expecting a little ninja baby in August, German Sven from York will be a dad in September, Jen from the ADS and Natasha from the IFA are also about to have babies.

That is 6 new little people this year. 6!

Whilst, this is all very exciting, and I am pleased for everyone, I kind of feel like soon those of us without babies will be in minority. Even some of my closest, oldest friends are going to start trying for babies soon! Madness I tell you!

It means I shall have to start frantically knitting funky baby things and buying noisy toys that are made especially to annoy parents, and always having chocolate around just in case one of said small children appears.

Now, I’m off to toys’r’us for some of that Indiana Jones Lego, they’re never too young for Lego!