Ok I saw a blog or a website, I can't remember which back when matell and all these toy companies were having their recalls. A woman said she had to take away her daughter's polly pockets (or something of this nature) and in return she knitted her daughter a really cute teddy bear. She had this pattern as well as ones for a cat and a bunny. She talked about how she felt if she had to take something away it was nice to be able to give her something back, something she knew she would keep/treasure.
Does this ring any bells? I thought I bookmarked it, but evidently I didn't.
Thanks if anyone is able to point in the right direction.