My husband said a friend of his at work has a nine-year-old daughter who really likes pigs. I decided that was as good of an excuse as any to make one. This friend helped my husband take a load of stuff to the neighborhood clean-up thing on Friday so this morning, as a sort of a thank you, I sent a piggy (complete with a curly tail, even) off to work.
I'm thinking the same idea could be used to make dogs and cats too (I'm envisioning a three little piggies set as well, with a wolf). Stocking stuffers. Yeppers.
Oh, and speaking of those (stocking stuffers) I'm ahead of that game already. My eight-year-old loved the penguin, so I made another. I followed the basic instructions I jotted down while making the first and came up with a similar (but not the same) bird. There's a reason I don't write patterns.