Some things you make to wear. Some you make to give. And some you make to love. This lil dude falls into the last two categories. I swear that Ravelry will be the death of me because I keep getting drawn into new projects! I stumbled onto this one and started it as soon as the Baby Cables was flopped on the floor to dry!
I made him over the course of a couple of evenings and felted him lightly to soften the stitch definition. You can see by the soda can that he is a small and lovable creature! He was knit with Galway worsted wool from my stash using size US 5 dpns — really, any worsted should work fine. The pattern called for crocheted ears but I knitted mine instead — my crocheting is non-existent!
I was making him (her?) for Person A…until Person B saw him and laid claim. Person C protested the favorable treatment and placed an order. Person D (moi) wants her own!! And now I hear requests are coming in from other family members! It’s a case of Fetching Glovelets all over again, although these are a lot putzier! Just knitting four legs each time is a bit off putting. But he is 2cute4words so what can I do??
PS — I finished the second one and s/he is just not as cute . I think the trunk is too long and the head too small. This will go to Person A because Person A will never know that it is not the cutest, and Person A does not live with me, so I will not be constantly reminded that it is not as cute. Wish me better luck with Number 3.
PS2: How I did the ears:
Make 1 = pull up running thread and knit with a twist
Using long-tail method, cast on 12 sts.
Row 1 (RS): knit
Row 2 (WS): K1, make 1, knit to last st, make 1, k1 (2 sts inc)
Rep these 2 rows until 20 sts total. Knit 10 rows garter st (10 ridges will be visible on RS, incl. cast on ridge).
Next row: k2tog, knit to end of row. Rep 3 more times (16 sts). Bind off. NOTE: Bound off edge is sewn to Elefante.