Further to a previous post about how kids don't really want clothes for Christmas--but recognizing how cool and beautiful knitting is, I thought I'd feature a few Etsy sellers whose items feature the best of both worlds. These talented folks create beautiful, hand-knit toys for kids. This post focuses on knit creatures. Look for a subsequent post to feature other types of toys.
While these fellows are clearly heirlooms in their own right, they are probably even more precious once they've been loved (and loved and loved) by their little caretakers.
Clockwise from top left, with links to the item on Etsy:
Turquoise Elephant by Precious Knits
White Rabbit by Yarn Miracle
Maroon Teddy Bear by My Loose Threads
Yellow Chicks by Beaded Wire