This is an amigurumi I made for a recent swap, based around the Discworld book 'The Hogfather' by Terry Pratchett. In it there is a small creature described as being vaguely elephant-like, which eats socks (thus explaining why you can never find a matching pair).
Here we have Claudius. He has been tamed and no longer eats socks. In fact, he is very useful as he now eats scraps of yarn, so he makes a great pet for the avid crocheter or knitter.
His snout is wide to allow him to suck up and eat socks, and his legs are naturally patterned that way to form camouflage amongst brightly coloured socks.
I grew very fond of him, and was quite sad to send him away on the swap. However, his new owner knits beautful socks, so he was very keen to live with her. Check out more photos of him on my Flickr page.