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Friday November 07th 2014, 10:35 pm
Filed under: Knit,Life

I love getting a bunch of these for Christmas but my supply was getting low a little early so I ordered a few. Not from my usual source, where I know pretty much what to expect–they were temporarily out.

Now, much as I love to knit, I’ll let someone else make the toys on the super-tiny needles. Let’s see, we got some funky ones in this batch–someone started with a penguin and finished with a horse’s face and what kind of bird can we pretend that is? Toucan play at this game. Up top, a fox’s face with a cat’s whiskers and a horse’s tail. Maybe someone had knit so many of these things that they decided to, y’know, mix it up a little bit. After all, it’s all about kids and their imaginations.

But one must never run out of handknit finger puppets for waiting rooms, lines at Costco, and once so far, the go-stick on an elderly man’s scooter. The women in Peru who have the patience to knit them must never run out of the means to put food on the table. And tired, hungry toddlers who need a hug most of all need the distraction of a cute little animal surprise (with their parents’ okay) hugging a finger and dancing with them and changing the world right there in that moment. Happy Birthday! Oh, today’s not yours? Well it’s someone’s–let’s celebrate! No, no, (as the parents try to get them to return them) that’s for you.

I was the mom of four kids with the oldest just shy of six. I know what it’s like.

Okay, world, ready when you are.

(p.s. Courtesy of Lynn in Texas: don’t miss the cabled-skull sweater picture.)

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I am out, too. Need to order some NOW. They have always brought a smile.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 11.08.14 @ 10:05 am

I like the toys better than the insanely expensive sweater. I don’t know why but I dislike the whole “Jolly Rogers” skull and crossbones thing very much, despite being very fond of a very pirate-rich historied place.

Comment by Channon 11.08.14 @ 2:21 pm

I want to be a finger puppet ambassador. Care to share your source?

Comment by DebbieR 11.08.14 @ 7:39 pm

There aren’t that many penguins waddling around in Peru, I guess. It makes me smile knowing a few will be waddling around in your purse!

Comment by twinsetellen 11.08.14 @ 8:15 pm

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