17 February 2009
Pattern: Elefante by Susan B. Anderson
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (grey and white, as well as pink bits), Cascade 220 (purple)
Needles: US4 DPNs
Notions: Polyfill, but not pellets since these are all for children
Recipients: Purple for my nephew, grey for my niece, and white for Isobel who requested a white elephant after seeing the ones I'd made for her cousins. And who can resist making a white elephant on request for their dear child. Penelope will have to wait for hers until she can ask. [Ravelry links: grey, white, and purple]
I love these little guys! Isobel already dragged hers to school today, so no pictures of just the white one, and has mangled the neck area, so I may need to do a reinforcement. My only advice is to stuff them quite firmly because they will get loved and squished! They are fun and quick (about two days per for me, and I'm parenting Miss Penelope around the clock). The finishing is a little fiddly but really not bad.