Thursday, June 25, 2009

look what followed me home...can we keep him??!

shhhhhhhhhhh...don't startle him...

...but if we're very quiet...and a bit patient...

...maybe we can get this little guy to turn around and say hi...

HOORAY!!!

ok, technically he didn't follow me home. in fact, i brought him along on vacation... (at that point he was a head with 2/3 of a trunk) ...and much to the bemusement of LHJ's family i proceeded to make, stuff and attach ears, feet and a tail over the course of our week in myrtle beach. it's been pointed out to me...more than once...by more than one family member...that said amigurumi elephant doesn't have a *BODY*...he's basically a head with legs on. to which i say, respectfully, and in the nicest possible way,


"PFFFFFFFFFFFT!"

actually, once he was entirely assembled, said crochet-based pachaderm was universally adored by all, and i began to have a few small worries that he wouldn't make it home without being elephant-napped. luckily, we had a safe trip, and now he getting ready to pack his trunk and go to live with baby isabel and her minions. it's a bit sad, really, but i shall have the consolation of visiting often to check on his progress.

anyone know where i can find a pattern for crocheted peanuts??!

those of you interested in these sorts of things, the amigurumi elephant pattern was free from lion brand yarn and can be found here. the yarn is lion brand's wool ease, available everywhere, including michaels.

18 comments:

  1. ACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Too too too cute.

    Guess what I HAVE NOT attempted yet?
    I think I need to make these guys a #1 priority this summer.
    I NEED SOME!!!!!

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  2. Pshaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw! Have those people never heard of natural selection? The Myrtle Beach elephant has no need for a body, it gets in the way of his swimming. He has enough to keep himself decent at the beach - TRUNKS!!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahaha, I crease myself up ;-)

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  3. This little guy is absolutely adorable!

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  4. Squeal!! SO CUTE!!! I love him!

    (-: Heidi

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  5. He is so precious!!! Because of YOU, I purchased a book on amigurumi. Yep. Now I just need to teach myself to crochet :) I learned how to do granny squares...when I was about 9 years old. I think the last time I picked up a crochet hook was in the late 1970s...

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  6. You are too cute! I love him!!! I wish I knew how to crochet!!!

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  7. Well, shoot. It's not like real, live elephants have so much definition between their heads and their bodies. 'Sides, that's no reason to be a hater! lol

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  8. OMG - I love this! Now I want to make them for my nieces and nephews (and some girlfriends and me, yep, that's about all - snort)

    I love your response to the naysayer (may I quote you when I need a good comeback?)

    Love your blog!

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  9. Goo!!

    That is by FAR the cutest purple knit elephant I have seen in my life!!

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  10. OMGOMGOMG...I am crushing on this elephant..its to die for..you are
    quite the talented lady!

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  11. O.M.G. This may be the most adorably cute elephant in the known universe. And he's the perfect colour too :) Honey...YOU ROCK!!!!! :)

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  12. Lindo!! (Beauriful)!!!rsrs
    Amei(loved)!!

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