November 2nd, 2010

Talkin’ Turkey

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Hi Everyone

I am so tickled that the penguins & polar bears on our holiday cover have had such a great response!

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It’s always scary to release a design that we *love*, not knowing if you will all love it too.

Even though we were feeling a wee bit of trepidation, our own enthusiasm pushed our worries away.  In fact, I was so downright excited I went immediately back to Kirsten, our ValleyYarns Designer and Penguin Creator Extraordinaire for this:


Can you stand it?  He’s so adorable.  He’s been sitting on my desk since he was completed and every time he catches my eye I can help but smile.  You can get the pattern here.

Our only problem is that our turkey doesn’t have a name.  I think he’s a “he” and not a “she”.  Not sure why but that’s where I’m at.  Tom is the obvious choice but seems so, expected and the one thing about this turkey and his holiday buddies is that they are not your average cute critters.

Leave your suggestions in the comments and if there’s a name that strikes us as the right one for Mr. Turkey then that person will win a lovely prize from us.



P.S.  I’ll be posting the winner of the della Q contest tomorrow!


  • Stargzr

    How about Mr. Gobbles since he looks like a gobbler.

  • ccr in MA

    Oh, that’s so cute!

    He’s a wee little fellow, so though it mixes holidays, I would call him Tiny Tim Turkey.

  • Gynnab

    Don’t have a name but a cute little song, ” Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, fat turkeys are we, we’re here for a living and not for Thanksgiving. Gobble Gobble Gobble, fat turkeys are we.”

    GynnaB =)

  • Beiandfinch

    looks like a butterball to me. he’s really cute

  • Blueflyingpig1

    Knitkey instead of Turkey

  • Megan

    “Too Cute To Eat” would be a fitting pattern name!

  • Lucybw

    I would call him Tucker :) Tucker the Turkey

  • Jen @ Wife, “Mom”, Knitter

    He looks like a Terrance.

  • deidre

    He is too cute! Our family’ vote for his name is Mr. Turkeykins. Is there a pattern for the penguins and bears? My daughter is obsessed with penguins. Thank you Deidre

  • Theweaver

    How about naming him Webs-ter.

  • Mary Fran

    My kids have named him Mr. Wurkey Burke (don’t ask). I would name him Mr. Turkle.

  • Miche

    Love him! Are there patterns available for the penguins & polar bear too? perhaps I missed them.

  • Kristen

    Webster was my first thought, but I see someone else beat me to it!

  • Julie

    He looks like Pilgrim to me. Pilgrim the Turkey. Aren’t I just a cut-up? ;)

  • Anotherdebbie

    He is sort of shaped as a ball so I would call him “Bob the Turkey Ball”

  • Kat


  • Denise Williams

    Mr. Yarnball Turkeytrot

  • Ashley W

    Allow me to introduce Mr. Reginald Cole Yarnball III. He is quite pleased to make your acquaintance.

  • Rachel

    Turkle McButterball. :)

  • Annette

    Turk ‘n Caico

  • Liz

    Theodore — Ted or Teddy for short. Teddy Turkey has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

  • pmack17

    I think his name is Tailfeatherz.

  • Marci

    He looks like a “Tomasso” to me.

  • Jen

    Timothy or Tiberius!

  • K1w1

    Jethro – for no other reason than that’s what immediately came to mind!

  • Michele

    Tane the Turkey

  • Crochet please!

    How about some crochet versions, eh?????

  • Lisa

    Bobble the Gobble!

  • iknitalone

    Tumble the Turkey.

  • Kirsten

    Hah! These names are cracking me up. Keep them coming!

  • Oz Knitter


    Tick Tock?

  • DonnaMB1223

    What do you think of Webster!

  • Amanda

    I second (or third, as the case may be) the vote for Webster. That is just perfect.

  • Cjcook

    Call the turkey “Dinner”

  • jennifer

    Plymouth, in honor the generally accepted first Thanksgiving in MA. His friends call him Plymmy.

  • KathyElkins

    Very cute! You realize it’s difficult for me to declare it the “winner” given that you are “family”.

  • Sierrapelonacrochet

    I was going to suggest Ben Franklin, because it was Ben Franklin who said that our nation’s national emblem should be a turkey instead of a bald eagle. He considered turkeys to be respectable and courageous, and eagles to have “bad moral character.” But Ben Franklin Turkey, or even Benjamin Turkey, or Franklin Turkey, just doesn’t sound right!

  • DonnaMB1223

    It’s okay, I just couldn’t resist – I’m not often so clever! You can even use the name without declaring me the “winner”! I’ll donate my prize to someone you pick.

  • Jean Ashley

    How about “Tiny Tom Turkleton”?

  • Kim

    Mr. Caruthers :)

  • Ddaugher

    How about calling the turkey, Fluffy?

  • Stephanie Kelly

    Butterball Or…


  • Aidan Gilbert

    Kemal Atta. (Heh heh. Kemal Atta Turkey! Get it? No? The 1st President of Turkey? Well, I thought it was so funny, I made myself laugh!)

  • Karen

    I think Pavo should be his name :-) so stinkin’ cute!!!!

  • Robinfremer


  • Annedbell

    “Tiny Tom” — Tom, as in turkey, but also hints a bit at another holiday character Tiny Tim.

    oh – I see someone already suggested that.

    What about – Tom LaBomb, or Patuxet Phil (the Patuxet’s were the Indians that helped the Pilgrim’s survive.)

  • Bettiegee

    He looks like an Emmet to me.

  • La Verna

    How about John Wayne,pilgrim? or JW for short.

  • Samantha Lynn

    Pugsley. And now I’m going to have the “Eat Us” song from the 2nd Addams Family film stuck in my head all night… again.

  • Richelle

    Kinda seems like Webster would be a better name for duck. ;-)