Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Eddie the Elephant

Ohhhhh. I love this guy.

I made this big guy for my son. So very cute and cuddly (both the elephant and the kid).


Made from Knitted Toy Tales by Laura Long, like the pig and kitty. But I confess this guy is my favorite so far!

I used some Vanna's Choice yarn in silver grey for his body, and did the fabric accents on his ears and feet with some Sherbet Pips scraps I had left over from my Pips quilt. I stitched it in with a lime green Perle 8 cotton thread, since red and green are my guy's favorite colors (well, ALSO blue, but hey...).

He and Eddie are already best friends and Eddie has been awarded a place of honour on his bed :-)



I THINK....I may just be ready to move on and try to knit a sweater. Once I finish up a few more quilty WIPs!

21 comments:

Amy said...

Oh deary me, that is too cute! I am positioning my body as to cover the monitor now so that my kids don't ask for one! My skills are too rusty!

randi said...

too too cute! i love those adorable ears!

Kelly O. said...

adorable! I only wish I could knit!

Leslie said...

this is so adorable

LynCC said...

Who wouldn't love Eddie? He's so stinkin' cool!

CreativeMama said...

So cute!

Erica said...

Eddie the Elephant is so cute! i so wish that I could knit. I made an Ellie the Elephant for my baby girl out of fabric and she loves it as I am sure that your son loves his adorable elephant as well:)

kendascrafts said...

Wow, another great animal! I think that this has officially made me decide that learning to knit will be my summer project! Thanks for the inspiration!

Little Blue Mouse said...

What a gorgeous elephant, he's lovely!

Kati said...

So dang cute!! My sister is learning to knit. I'll have to show her this guy when she gets a bit better. Maybe I can convince her to make one for my kids.

Lee said...

I havent' knitted in several years, but you are seriously making me want to get out my knitting needles again! This is the cutest thing EVER!

Elizabeth D. said...

Oh my gosh, so adorable!!! I think with all of these cuties under your belt, you could definitely tackle a sweater :)

felicity said...

EDDIE! Love him.

Rachel said...

So cute...but I think the pig is still my favourite ;) I kind of have a soft spot for pigs.

Katie B. said...

Oh, so cute it hurts! I adore the fabric in the ears and on the feet!

jednoiglec said...

What a cutie! When I saw miniature in blogger, I thought it is made whole with fabric - that's even better that this elephant is knitted with some additions of fabric.

Kelli said...

So Stinkin Cute!!!

Kathleen said...

He's so cute! I love his trunk and ears :)

TheBlackForrist said...

OK, seriously, that's it. I NEED to learn to knit. Love it!

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!!!! I am soooooo pleased you enjoyed knitting him. Please email me pictures of any other creations. I would love to see them. You can find me on facebook under lauralongknitting I do hope you take a look. Thanks again. Its beautiful work. Laura x x

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Oh my goodness, that is super cute. I just love it. If only I could do that. My knitting took a big back seat to quilting and I don't see it hopping in the front any time soon. Love the elephant.
See you at the summit!