You guys are funny. I am enjoying reading your thoughts about what bag I might have sewn for myself and why. There is still time to put in your $ .02 worth for that bag of yarn if you haven't done so.
Since most of you read this blog for the knitting content, I figured I should put some of that up. In case you were wondering, I did finish the elephant in time.
My start was delayed because of this cuteness thought up by Ysolda. But I stayed with my original plan because I wanted an elephant standing on its legs rather than perched (better to go with the book, I thought). That is not to say that I will not be knitting Elijah at some point. There is a lot of love out there for stuffed elephants, apparently.
If I were to knit this again, I would go down a needle size, or stuff the elephant a bit less. I think I might have gotten carried away with the stuffing after running out of the good stuff with Penelope.
As knitted toys go, the elephant is pretty cute, but my favorite part is the tush and tail.
Little Sir thinks the tail is as cute as I do. And just so you know, the elephant's name is Bacon. I am not sure why. When we asked him what the elephant's name was, he said, "Bacon!" He doesn't eat bacon, has never had it and probably doesn't know what it is. Well, maybe he does. I have no idea.
I was a little nervous that Little Sir would dismiss the elephant (what with the enormously enormous train set that Santa brought him). But I needn't have been concerned. This elephant is much loved.
Details for Bacon are in the 2007 Gallery.
If you celebrated it, I hope your Christmas was marvelous!