drmel94's picture

This is my latest finished project. I made Elephant as a birthday present for my partner under a veil of great secrecy. It was a good exercise in learning to seam, and I'm very pleased by the outcome. 



That is so cute. Knitting in secret is so tricky. How did you manage? I can knit a bit at work & on the commute but not for long. 

Knit away, knit away

"They say best men are moulded out of faults; and, for the most, become much more the better for being a little bad." William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

Jordan's picture

Oh wow.  I love it.  The tusks are my favorite part.  And the ears. 

kiwiknitter's picture

It was worth every scream!  I think that has to be one of the cutest knit stuffed animals I've ever seen.  Are you going to share the pattern?  As for knitting in secret, I don't have to worry about that since my partner is blissfully uninterested in what I'm knitting at the time unless I get his attention and show it to him.  Maybe he's afraid it might be for him?  Hmmm.  Anyway, I love your elephant! 

I've got knitting fever in the worsted way.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

This is so cool!  Well done!

Chris Vandenburg's picture

How did you ever keep it a secret.  I can't ever knit a gift for very long before the husband figures it out. 

And..... you two make a cute couple!

"If a man has cream at home in the refrigerator he won't go out looking for 2% butterfat"
............Erma Bombeck

Aaronknits's picture

That's great!!! Please do share the pattern!

drmel94's picture

The pattern is from Toys to Knit by Tracy Chapman (a Brit, not the singer).

 He knew that I was knitting something but not what (other than not-a-sweater). He did see a photo of some of the pieces on my blog because one of his friends squealed, but there was no way to really tell what they were supposed to turn into. I kept the project at work and only worked on it there unless he was out of town, so that he'd never get a chance to see me working on it.

"Hatred does not end by hatred; hatred ends by love. This is the eternal law." - Buddha