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Mollie Wants Her Elephant

I was doing some regular Tuesday night type stuff the other day, like freaking out with Neil about having no more episodes of ‘Community’ to watch, when I noticed an elephant had taken up residence on our record collection.

Holy shit an elephant.

Okay, that’s a lie, I knitted the elephant and then posed it on top of the records.

Did you know that elephants like to watch 'Community'?

That’s a picture of the elephant watching TV.

The pattern is Flo The Elephant from Knitty, and if I’m completely honest with you, it was about as much fun to knit as dental surgery.  It felt like it would never be finished.  I think I started it a year or two ago, but in an attempt to finish up some old projects, I pulled it out and seamed it up.

Yeah yeah yeah you're cute.

I’ve decided to give it the daughter of some friends of mine.  Mollie is the first baby of my group of friends, perhaps the only for awhile, so she is getting lots of cuddles and cute things from her “aunties” and “uncles” (her Mum and Dad’s crew).  And while she won’t be a baby for long, the toy is baby proofed — there are no buttons or pieces that can fall off, all the details are embroidered instead.  I was pretty faithful to the pattern, except for the tail, which is an I-cord and not a flat piece seamed up.

It’s always good to finish up a project, especially one that has been lingering so long and been annoying me so much.  Fingers crossed the little one likes it!

February 11th, 2013
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  1. MissMolliesMum on March 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I read this a while ago, but never posted(?) a comment. Obviously, this is due to my general understanding of, and skills with blogging. BUT, I'm giving it a go because Lil Miss Mollie loves her 'Elle' (re-named for ease) the elephant. And do does her mum! It's often the first piece of baby equipment to be chucked in her pusher... In her pusher, Elle goes to the park, to mum and dads bedroom, and to visit friends. Perhaps we need to name her 'Grug', then take her to the zoo? Thanks again!! Xx

  2. MissMolliesMum on March 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Please excuse typos. Stupid phone.

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