I've been in quite a glum mood lately, but on my walk to the apartment I met a cheery fellow who brightened my spirits.
I almost tripped over him in the grass, but after an apology he was very polite and I couldn't resist his adorable face when he turned around. Imagine, an elephant in my own backyard! But he was very small, so that might be why no one had taken notice of him.
He was a very nice elephant and surprisingly very gregarious. He told me never to mind about the near mistep, but to come with him instead and he'd turn my frown upside down. I needed a good face inversion, so I did.
We climbed a tree and pretended to be bees (he needed help getting down)...
and played on the swings to relive our childhood (he only fell off once)...
and stopped our busy lives to smell the flowers (he said he never had allergies despite such a long nose)...
Unfortunately, it was getting dark and I had to go inside for dinner. I thanked the elephant for such a wonderful afternoon and for diverting my mind to happier things. He gave me a nice big hug, waved good-bye, and disappeared back among the grass.
Lamb's Pride Worsted, 1 skein, Ruby Red.
Malabrigo, hand dyed with kool-aid.
US6 Denise Circs.
A test knit for Anna of http://mochimochiland.com/weblog/
. I was lucky enough to be chosen as a pattern tester and the tiny elephant flew off the needles. The pattern will be available for purchase soon. *happy elephant noise* Everyone needs an elephant to cheer them up.
The elephant was knit with lots of seperate peices to be seamed together and assembled after felting. The head consisted of a front and back peice with intarsia for the ears and the body was knit on DPNs. The only modification I did was to add the braided tail for a little more elephanty look. Excellant and unique construction with clear directions.
Also check on Anna's other patterns for purchase.