I think one of the nicest yarn shops I have ever visited is the Yarn Garden in Charlotte, Michigan. I was in there a couple of years ago and was so impressed with this shop. I wish I had taken a picture of the interior. Old fashioned downtown shop with high ceilings, brick interior . . . just a really welcoming space with lots of quality yarns. I loved this place. And on one of the display shelves sat the cutest little knitted winter family of characters. I immediately bought the pattern and finally got around to knitting a few of the little guys.
These tiny people are quick to knit up. You stuff the bottoms with dried beans for weight and then add poly fill for the rest. The pattern is easy for just about everything except the little baby’s earmuffs – I never did understand the directions for those and so I just improvised. Other than that, there were no troubles with the pattern and I had so much fun knitting them.
This is a great pattern in which to use up scraps of yarn. All the little accessories do not take up much yarn. I knitted these in worsted weight yarns.