Saturday, December 01, 2007

Meet Sidney...

Here is Sidney. He is a friendly green elephant
Sidney
Pattern: Elijah by Ysolda, knitted in the round with no seaming.
Needles: 2.75mm Brittany Birch (until one broke, so one arm and the ears and done with 3mm needles)
Started: 17th November
Finished: 29th November
Yarn: James C Brett Kool Kotton. 50% cotton, 50% Acrylic.
He is a super elephant. Fun to knit, excellent construction. The yarn is soft, but will also stand up to being put through the machine, which I think makes sense for toys.... it is also only about £1.50 a ball and he used up about 2m less than a ball.. Bargain. I think he will have many adventures and I am very tempted to make more for Christmas presents.
Sidney likes to pose for the camera with his other elephant friends
Sidney and Friends
He poses on his own too.. and sits there very still whilst you snap away.
Sidney
Sidney
He is nosey too... as you would expect from an elephant. He dived right in when I received my final Secret Pall 11 parcel earlier this week. Look at all of those wonderful things from Bette - the Knittin' Diva.

sp11 001
Wrapped it fab Christmas tissue paper we have, Artful yarns Shakespeare 100% wool in perfect colours for me, a pedicure set, snowman tissues, a tree ornament, some lovely fabric fat quarters, reindeer post-its, bath salts, a roses calendar and some gorgeous wool that Bette dyed. Thank you so much for your wonderful, thoughtful presents. You have been a great pal.

6 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

He is lovely! I keep looking at the pattern but really don't have the time for elephants at the mo. I do like the stripy guy in the picture!

sue said...

What an adorable green elephant, such a cutie pie. I would be making more for presents too if I were you. Your gift looks absolutely wonderful too, lucky girl you are.

Emily said...

Do bring him on the 18th, won't you? I really want to make him....

Probably Jane said...

Elijah turned out beautifully - I love his pot belly!

Piglottie said...

Sidney is very cute :) And what a wonderful parcel you received.

knitngardnr said...

Great elephant.

and thank you again for all of your gifts! I appreciated every single one of them! sorry I made you panic since I'm such a slacker.

Happy Holidays

Anita