Friday, June 15, 2012
Timothy, the Elephant's Child
He is the first toy I designed for myself. I couldn't find an elephant pattern I loved for my safari, so I used what I've learned knitting the other animals to make my own. He knit up quickly until I got to the ears. It took me three tries to get the look I wanted, and poor Timothy sat earless for a few weeks while I worked on a different project and thought about his ears.
I tried to keep accurate notes about making him, and would like to write the pattern up one day, but at the moment I am working on Secret Baby Gifts. So it will have to wait.
I'm including a photo with Trixie, so you can get an idea of how big Timothy is. He is bigger than a newborn baby. I think he would be a great size to play with a toddler or preschool child.