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