A couple of weeks ago Julie from Little Cotton Rabbits had a shop sale. Milo got his eyes on this little chap
( image taken from Little Cotton Rabbits )
Aha I thought this could be an excellent idea for Christmas . So at 10pm I was poised ready to type "buy" and hopefully win him. As the clock ticked I typed furiously but alas it wasn't to be . I just missed out - I was 2nd .The next day Milo asked if I'd won him ( I had told him it was a competition) , when I said no his face dropped and he looked so sad.
After he had gone to school I went to the library and found a pattern in a Debbie Bliss book for a similar elephant. I e-mailed Julie and asked if she would mind if I attempted to copy him. Julie being the lovely lady that she is said no she didn't mind and even told me where I could get the wool for the jumper. ( now you know my secret Kitty ! ) How nice was that?
I knit up the pattern but didn't like the original arms and legs so I messed around until six limbs later I got what I wanted. Then for the jumper - after 3 attempts I finally hit on the right size.
What do you think of my copy? I'm thinking about moving the eyes?
Do you remember back in August I was coveting this magazine
thanks to one of the kindest and most generous bloggers I have yet to meet this magazine landed on my doorstep. Even though it was no longer on the shelves she contacted them and asked if they would send her a copy. Thank you so much again Kellie. I have to say it is one of the best magazines I have ever read and there are so many gorgeous things in it. My aim for next Christmas is to do this knitted blanket. I think I'm going to be shouting " mam help" a lot. Did I mention that one of Kellies quilts is going to be featured in the next issue of Quilters Companion - no, well now you know so go check it out all you lucky Australians.
There wasn't just this magazine in the package she sent either - oh no , there was also these
Just how cute are these little animals. As soon as all my Christmas projects are out of the way I am going to learn how to make these, but I can't decide which one to start with - maybe the hippo
but then again I do have a bit of a thing for elephants
decisions decisions, I want to make them all!!
Tomorrow we are going to attempt another family day out in the car now that the petrol pump relay thingamujimmy has been fixed - wish me luck...
OOhhh I nearly forget to tell you all - I haven't had any chocolate for 5 whole days ( hot chocolate doesn't count cos I don't do tea or coffee ) don't I feel good , not craving it or anything - nope hmmmmm nope
Have a lovely weekend everyone.
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