Sunday, August 2

recycled elephant!

so, i've been working on this little guy for awhile. the pattern i was attempting to follow was full of many, many poor ideas and mistakes, so i had to spend some extra time making him look like a cuddly elephant and not an alien life-form. he spent a weekend with nate and i as a fully-finished elephant (even accompanying us to a Reds baseball game in Cincinnati) before being handed over to one of my coworkers who is expecting a little boy next month.

i forgot to take a picture of the unsightly sweater that this yarn once belonged to, maybe next time i will remember. but the good news is that a $3.00 sweater made this whole animal and left me with plenty for another, nothing like a good washable cotton recycled sweater!he is sure happy that nate let him sit on his lap and help drive! woohoo! go reds!

4 comments:

Megan said...

That may just be the cutest little elephant I've ever seen! I can't believe you made him out of a recycled sweater, and way to go on the pattern reconstruction! You are a knitting goddess! :) Love ya!

the O's said...

He's a babe Jes. And so is the elephant. ha ha. :) I gave your mom and dad a big hug at the fish fry last week :)

Linds

Vanessa said...

My little Darion is an elephant lover!! He got a kick out the pictures of your elephant it`s so cute!

littlegreen said...

so I never commented on this, but after checking back for like the twentieth time I thought I better tell you how cute he is! He looks so soft and squishy!! I love how you take sweaters apart to make things, you rock Jes!!