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December 19, 2007

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brooke

I think the recipient will appreciate the late night crafting - it's the cutest softee I've seen yet! (And I love how you paired it with the book.)

kathy

I LOVE STUFFED ELEPHANTS!!! This is an odd fetish I discovered at 22. I was in a bad mood and my friend bought me a beanie baby elephant. I named it Pachyderm. And so began the obsession... an odd obsession for someone who is - say - out of pull-up pants, but I've accepted it.

I understand Little Sir's chagrin; if I move to southern climes, do I get a Peanut? Elefante is cute, but Peanut is a softee!

kathy

I LOVE STUFFED ELEPHANTS!!! This is an odd fetish I discovered at 22. I was in a bad mood and my friend bought me a beanie baby elephant. I named it Pachyderm. And so began the obsession... an odd obsession for someone who is - say - out of pull-up pants, but I've accepted it.

I understand Little Sir's chagrin; if I move to southern climes, do I get a Peanut? Elefante is cute, but Peanut is a softee!

Kim U

Now I'm worried! I was hoping to toss one of these elephants together quickly tonight to mail it off tomorrow, yikes! It's so super cute though - I can feel a possibly late night coming up.

katie

that elephant is just so sweet! i love it. now I am scared! that book is on my christmas list, and i have a feeling i will be trying to make everything in it!

Kristy

Seriously cute. And I love it that Penelope has a little blanket like the one on the book cover.

We all underestimate how long it takes to make stuff. Maybe that's why we start?

Kim

I love that elephant, and yours came out darling. That and the "puzzle ball" are the two things from that book that I want to make. Is it worth buying the book for those two?

Kirsten

He may have been a chore to make, but the results are adorable!! That is a lucky little friend to be getting such a sweet book and elephant too!

My girls have the Last Minute Patchwork Gifts book. I bought it for Sofia for Christmas but ended up giving it to them early when they were stumped about gifts to make for their friends. The Elephant is at the top of Isabella's list to make. Now I'm thinking she's not ready and should stick to some of the easier projects. They made the journals with the scraps stitched to the cover last night. They are easy and adorable!

Theresa

Last Minute Knitted Gifts had the same problem - way underestimating the time. And I'm a fast knitter, too.

yaiAnn

Oh Nova... if it makes you feel better, I can NEVER sew anything in the time that it says it will take. I'm the SLOWEST sewist EVER. I will be making a 1 hour pattern pretty soon and I will time myself just for you!

Julie-stitchintime.blogspot.com

Don't feel bad about the cookies. I tried making my Holiday Fudge and came across some darn white choc that just wouldn't melt--then i sorta seared (alright--burned) it. So now i call it butterscotch/peppermint fudge. And there it is. Another day when the world doesn't align--but will knit my cares away tonight. Betcha the cookies are good anyway.

diana

Nooo, Penny is adorable! Your recipient will love her. And how can #4 be true when you use the word "hubristically"?

SpiderWomanKnits

My DH got me that book for my birthday last month and for some reason I am SO afraid to sew! I want to sew things badly, I have ideas, I am inspired but really intimidated. I've never encountered that before with any other craft.

Your Peanut is just absolutely adorable! I don't blame Little Sir for his hysterics. Who wouldn't want a cute softie like that. What a great gift! Thanks for the link to that pattern it's simply too cute to not knit.

Karma

Seriously? You've been watching too much Grey's Anatomy. harhar. I love your posts. Lately, you've been a real kick. I think your yellow elephant turned out to be quite a charmer and I *adore* the Yellow Elephant book. Good choice!

kelp!

Peanut is such a cutie! I know from experience that easing in a softie ass is indeed no joke. Yours turned out great!

If you're feeling ambitious, there's the world's most adorable knitted elephant in the Last Minute Knitted Gifts book.

Nora

I love Peanut! I was about to suggest the knitted elephant in Last Minute Knitted Gifts, but Kelp beat me to it.

Lynne Nelson-Berg

That is such a great great elephant! Love the colours and the idea to send a book along with it!

ann

oh wow - that elephant is so cute!! Love the yellow. Totally worth the work. (now stop inspiring me to learn to sew... I don't need another hobby!)

stacey

Penelope Peanuts is a great creation! I found the times in the Last Minute Knitted Gifts book were off also. The knitted version is WAY cute! You can always use a ziploc bag as an icing bag in a pinch - just snip of a tiny corner and go!

Liz K.

It sounds to me like you learned a lot from the project. And that package of cookies? Divine! And it looks a lot like the ones I make, except mine are a lot less Martha and a lot more Taste of Home...

Teej

Oh, I'm so doomed. That knit elefante is *so* darling and I have this 3 year old niece who would love it to pieces (well, hopefully not really, but you know..).. Think I work it in over the weekend..? *smile*

Heather

Peanut is so darling, time frames be damned!!

Opal

Oh that stuffed elephant is adorable! Well worth the trouble it took to create it.

I plan on making the toy elephant for a friend who collects elephants. It's such a cute pattern. Who could resist?

Kara

What a sweetie! And a perfect companion to that book. Oh that tail!

I hear ya on the "last-minute" estimates. The clocks at Joelle's house must be very, very slow.

Mandy

I'd take a queen size quilt to stitch any day over a little toy. But your Penelope turned out soooooo cute. Kudos. And best of luck with the knitting plans.

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