Writer and avid knitter Selma Moss-Ward joins us for a series of blog posts about becoming a first-time grandmother and knitting toys. Click here to read her previous blog posts.
If you’ve ever played with stuffed animals, you know that proportion in the Toy Universe has its own logic. In the Toy Universe, unlike our own, Leo the Lion’s much smaller than William the Hedgehog—and that is perfectly fine. In the Toy Universe, it doesn’t matter if someone’s face is the size of another’s paw. What matters is having stuffy friends, and a person who loves you.
As soon as I began knitting Leo, from a buttery shade of Lion Brand’s Martha Stewart Crafts™ Extra Soft Wool, I knew he’d be a great pal for William, who’s metaphorically prickly on the outside, but soft within. The two of them are excited about traveling to California to live with my new grandson.