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KNITTING => Knitting: Completed Projects => Topic started by: Ratfinkz on March 31, 2012 03:35:06 PM



Title: knitted elephant!
Post by: Ratfinkz on March 31, 2012 03:35:06 PM
This is an elephant I knit for my partner in the recent yarnies scavenger hunt swap. I forgot to take pictures before I sent him so these are thanks to winter83.

He made my parcel a couple of days late - as I knitted one, nd then for personal reasons and because hed come out a bit wrong decided I really needed to keep him  so I knit up another one!

I'm not very happy with his eyes - for some reason I always struggle to get eyes even on knitted toys  but other than that am proud of him!






any hints on how to get eyes level would be appreciated!


Title: Re: knitted elephant!
Post by: meleriffic on March 31, 2012 03:41:57 PM
Ahh he's super cute!


Title: Re: knitted elephant!
Post by: kjlutz on March 31, 2012 06:30:02 PM
he looks great.  i love his trunk.


Title: Re: knitted elephant!
Post by: Sunbala on March 31, 2012 07:23:40 PM
Very cute!


Title: Re: knitted elephant!
Post by: annigirl22 on March 31, 2012 08:02:53 PM
I love the pattern!!
would you be willing to share maybe??
(not trying to overstep or anything)


Title: Re: knitted elephant!
Post by: LimeRiot on March 31, 2012 09:39:38 PM
Awww!! How adorable!! I love everything about him. I would be interested in hearing what pattern you used too :).

I think his eyes look fine!


Title: Re: knitted elephant!
Post by: Ratfinkz on April 01, 2012 12:43:11 PM
Thanks for the lovely messages :)

The pattern came out of a UK magazine special full of knitted toys - are we allowed to post them on here or does that infringe copyright?

Regards
Sarah


Title: Re: knitted elephant!
Post by: annigirl22 on April 01, 2012 10:50:14 PM
I wish I knew the answer to that.
I think with recipes, it's as long as you credit the source that it came from?
but I dunno how it works with patterns. :(


Title: Re: knitted elephant!
Post by: elmom on April 04, 2012 12:16:58 PM
hi!! love your ellie!! (that's what they call them in Africa!) can you please post the pattern --you can copy and paste  --or a link to it??? I've been looking for an easy elephant to knit and this may be it.

good job! :D


Title: Re: knitted elephant!
Post by: annigirl22 on May 05, 2012 02:31:52 PM
OMG you two!! I found the pattern through ravelry!!!

here's the link!

I'm so excited!!

http://www.womansday.com/home/craft-ideas/craft-project-knitted-toy-elephant-112798?click=main_sr


Title: Re: knitted elephant!
Post by: Ratfinkz on May 05, 2012 03:43:13 PM
Yay well found sorry I never got around to writing the pattern up have been in and out of hospital and not had the time or energy! please post pics of ones you make!


Title: Re: knitted elephant!
Post by: jsb22 on May 09, 2012 07:21:16 AM
The elephant's is just so cute, I feel like squeezing it!  :D


Title: Re: knitted elephant!
Post by: annigirl22 on May 13, 2012 01:13:38 PM
Feline, no worries. Sending thoughts and prayers your way, hope all is well with you. :)


Title: Re: knitted elephant!
Post by: AliciaAdalaide on January 11, 2013 01:57:25 PM
I love the variances in his trunk, I haven't seen a pattern like that! p.s. I don't see any issues with his eyes but we are always our worse critics.