I spent the past week in San Francisco shooting video for some upcoming workshops (Exciting! But more on that later!). As always, I needed just the right travel knitting to keep me occupied during the long flights. I brought along the socks I’ve been knitting and when I finished them I began this tiny turtle.
This sweet little turtle was designed by my friend, Susan Anderson. She has a fresh new book hot of the presses called Topsy-Turvy Inside Out Toys. She’s the master of adorable knitted toys and her book showcases 12 magical 2-in-1 toys to knit. Her Egg to Turtle is a bonus design (not in the book) but if you catch Susan on her book tour or classes she’ll give you a free copy of the pattern!
Here it is in egg form. Look! An egg! I wonder what will hatch out of it? A bird? A lizard?…
…it’s an adorable baby turtle, of course! I used scrap yarn leftover from a few different projects. It was a fun knit on the plane and it kept people guessing what I was making. I just love the reversible toy concept. I made this for my wildlife-loving boy who was head over heels when I gave this to him.
If you’d like to see the projects from Susan’s book you can find them here in the Topsy Turvy Ravelry Group. I can’t wait to knit more!