One of my favorite things to knit are little toys. I don't know why... I just get a kick out of them. I just finished an adorable knit robin. The pattern is a free one by Susan B. Anderson found here... http://petitepurls.com/Summer11/summer2011_p_fatrobin.html
We have had horrible spring weather the last few weeks in Minnesota. I have seen flocks of robins looking for a place to nest. I don't ever remember seeing so many of them together at once.
The cleverest thing about this pattern are the 3 little eggs. They tuck very neatly under the birds tail. My preschoolers were very interested in the tucking and untucking.
The author of the pattern has just released a new book... full of amazing toys that you can turn inside out... can't wait to knit a few up!