A penguin

Time for the white elephant gift parties. I already sent off three high schoolers with knitting gifts, a beard, a newborn hat, and a knit bendy guy. We are hosting an exchange student from China and he was prepared, however, one of my boys’ friend was over and needed a gift. No worries, plenty of knit items to go around. By the end of the evening the boys gifts were snagged by the teen girls, and their leader who snagged the beard. Now it is my middle schooler’s turn and once again I pull out my patterns. So he wants an inside-out toy, an egg (or snowball) that turns into penguin. We already have one in our knit toy basket, and that one they want to keep around “for little kids who visit” (yet they are never in the basket where they belong). I’m good with that and like the chance to knit another….another excuse to spend time knitting rather than cleaning.

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For those who may be curious about the patterns.
The penguin
http://www.amazon.com/Topsy-Turvy-Inside-Out-Knit-Toys-Two-/dp/1579654606/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418324285&sr=1-1&keywords=topsy+turvy+inside+out+knit+toys
The bendy guy (or sitster as the book calls him)
http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Knitter-Choose-Fibers-Alpaca/dp/1400053528/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418324410&sr=1-7&keywords=Natural+knit
The beard.
http://knittinginatree.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/oh-brother-a-beard-pattern-by-liza-root1.pdf
The newborn hat.
https://knittingmosaic.wordpress.com/knitting-patterns/

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