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Susan B. Anderson and Itty Bitty Toys

Knitter, designer, and blogger Susan B. Anderson will be at Loop on Thursday, March 11 from 5 to 8 pm to celebrate her latest book, Itty Bitty Toys.

Susan’s bringing projects from the book for us to see. She’ll be available to discuss her designs and to sign your book. We’ll have copies of Itty Bitty Toys on hand, but feel free to bring yours if you already own it. We’d love to see any of the projects from her book that you’ve made or are making, so bring them along.

You’re also invited to join us for a knit-along of a mini reversible toy. We’ll have kits with the yarn and pattern for sale, just bring your size 6 double pointed needles and be ready to cast on!

Susan’s knitting designs have a joyful and whimsical spirit. Her first book, Itty Bitty Hats, is full of tiny toppers for babies. Bright stripes, pom-poms, embroidered embellishments – dozens of ideas for keep little heads warm. Next, Susan gave us Itty Bitty Nursery. Blankets, sweaters, a mobile, pacifiers, all brightly-colored, polka-dotted, and striped.

Late last year came Susan’s third and most recent book, Itty Bitty Toys. Now that the hats and blankets have been knit, it’s time to play!

Squishes

As always, Susan starts us off with a few small projects to teach us some new skills and to get us started. The directions are clear and supported with wonderful diagrams and illustrations. Then she takes us on a wonderful journey so inspiring that you’ll be seeking out children to knit for.

frog

Some of the most fun to knit and to play with are the five reversibles like this one. Held one way, it’s a frog.

turtle

Turn upside-down and flip down the body, and it’s a turtle!

Susan is bringing lots of itty bitty toys for us to see. I hope you’ll come take a look and meet this talented designer.

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