I know, I know. Why not use the yarn the pattern suggests? Because, I'm poor, for one thing, and because I have a unique (for me) chance to spend some money on my knitting and I want to add to my long-term supply. I don't know when I'll be able to buy more. I don't have much of a knitting 'allowance' (my husband would give me more if I asked, but I don't like asking, frankly), and so, like I said, I want to take advantage of this. I have recently discovered the joys of knitting toys, and I'd like to stack up on some good yarn for that purpose. The weight needs to be worsted or dk, but, other then that, I just need something soft (no one wants a rough toy) and something that will stand up to gentle play. Any thoughts? I know this is a little odd, but I would really appriecate the help!