My youngest son loves the Laura Joffe Numeroff / Felicia Bond series of books and especially the classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. If you've been reading me for a while, you'll remember my knitting a sweater for Mouse a few years ago. Although I know that one famous knitter won't knit for inanimate objects, I'm obviously not one of them. So when I re-visited Wool Windings' felted pumpkin pattern last month, I knew exactly who needed a tiny felted pumpkin. I dipped into my well-aged stash and found two of my favorite yarns - Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride in Rust and a wonderful tweedy green Cascade 220. I'll admit that at first I felt that I might knit a bunch of these little pumpkins, but after one pumpkin, the novelty wore off. They're cute, but I've got a lot of other things to knit, so perhaps I'll just knit (and felt) a new one every year.
I didn't felt this pumpkin in the washing machine -- I used hot water and wool wash in my bathroom sink to "agitate" and felt it by hand. I love the fuzziness of the Lamb's Pride (thank you, mohair) and the woodsiness of the green Cascade.
Now I have visions of knitting a vest for mouse and matching one for a boy.
UPDATE: Thank you Kim and Tracy for letting me know I had comments turned off!