Elephant and Santa
Remember the elphant I started for my friend L's two-year-old? The one that turned out to be monstrously sized and I ran out of stuffing? I finally finished.
So here are the many sides of Elephant:
Turned the other way:
Sideways (note the hugeness). He's disproportionately long, but it makes him look curious.
Pattern: from Kath Dalmeny's World of Knitted Toys
Yarn: the finest Red Heart acrylic
Needles: size 4, various
Time to complete: about a week and a half of knitting and sewing up. Relatively quick knit for his size.
I'm also toying with the idea of making my mom a set of Christmas tree ornaments like this one:
(From Jean Greenhowe's 28-page Christmas special; also in acrylic, of course; about 3-4 inches tall.)
She generally loves my toys, alot, but I'm not sure she'll like the teeny ones because they're harder to make and are therefore sloppier. Plus, even if she does like them, I'm not sure how she'd feel about a whole set on her tree...