I bought these 4 little books from the charity shop the other day and they have all been a big hit with Little R. Another big hit with Little R has been her knitted dolly, Mathilda. She asked me out of the blue one day if I would knit a doll for her and helped me choose a book on Amazon with a pattern she liked. The book is Toys To Knit by Tracy Chapman. I knitted the doll for her 4th birthday and I am so pleased and touched that she loves it so much. She plays with it every day and takes it out in the car with her, gives it rides on the back of her bike and tucks it up in a cradle at night. I love that she plays with it but then again, part of me wants to have it sitting up on a very high shelf, away from dirt and any form of danger to her structural integrity. I also knitted a ballet skirt and crocheted some ballet shoes for Mathilda but these were torn off and consigned to the bottom of the toy box. Mathilda will only wear her net tutu for photocalls and conducts daily life wearing merely her wrap cardigan and a pair of pink knickers. Way to go, Mathilda.