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
Oh wow. I love it. The tusks are my favorite part. And the ears.
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!
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"
That's great!!! Please do share the pattern!
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