I read the new Knitty yesterday. It shouldn't come as a surprise that my favorite pattern was Nautie (The stuffed nautiloids). I've put that pattern on my to-do list. Another pattern that I've put there is Mr. Stegs, a pattern that Grumperina recently did. I think my to-do list has stretched out way to far by now. :) I'm going to have to start keeping a list, especially of where I come across patterns so that I can find them later.
I keep looking at the chickens in a line picture that is in the previous entry. The chick in the middle keeps striking me as very frog like. I wonder how hard it would be to modify the pattern to create a frog. I'd have to find some way to add front legs, but the wing looks like it could be modified to create back legs. Unfortunately, I think I could more easily mod the chicken into a frog at mini-scale than at an easy to assemble scale. (I only have 4 stuffed frogs floating around my house, what's one more?) I'll have to think some on that idea.
I was playing with my drop spindle again last night. I really, really enjoy the creation of the single from the roving. I figured out that I don't like the plying nearly so much - it seems too fiddly. And I have no clue about what I would make from the plied yarn. Is it wasteful if I just spin and spin and spin singles and never do anything with them?