I've neglected the toy makers in our readership for a while now, and I'm sorry. I just hadn't come across something truly unique. It seems like many doll patterns are just slightly reworked versions of each other, and that's not too exciting. And then there's this.
Take a look at this wonderful blog from the UK. It's called Flutterby Patch, and I'm in love with the little dolls and critters. The patterns are scrumptious, and some of them are free! (Including these!)
Each post appears to be a story in words and pictures developed around a large cast of knitted dolls and critters. I won't tell the stories here, as it would ruin the surprise, but they are ideal children's stories, and I would happily read them to kids under 8. Take a look, and enjoy!