Wednesday, April 20, 2005

The Elephant Show

Well, everything covered in this post is kind of old news, but I thought I'd post about it anyway. In case you are wondering, the title of the post is a reference to a TV show of the same name that I used to watch on Nickelodeon when I was a kid (we're talking mid-1980s). It's one of those shows that I'm never sure that anyone remembers besides my sister and me (another one of those obscure shows is The Get Along Gang). But anyway, rambling aside, the title is relevant to one of my somewhat-recently finished projects, the Garter Stitch Elephant. He can be seen here, getting the inspection that Franklin deems necessary for all handknit items:

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And here is an unobstructed view:

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He was a present for my nephew-to-be, and here he is being received by my sister and brother-in-law at the baby shower, which took place over Easter weekend.

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Since I'm on the topic of the shower, I also feel compelled to show off the gorgeous quilt that my mom made for the baby.

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And just for good measure, here is a picture of my two sisters and me at the shower.

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Just to bring the subject back to knitting, I'll point out that the shower was the public debut of one of my recently finished projects, Candy.


kit said...

I love the elephant. Could you please tell me where I can get the pattern because my youngest would LOVE that. :)

Sarah said...

I seriously LOVED the Get-Along Gang! I even had one of the stuffed animals!

You remember Shirt Tails, too? Another oldie, but goodie!

Karin said...

Wow, you made my day! I used to have that elephant pattern, it was published in a swedish magazine in the mid 70's. A friend of mine borrowed it and lost it when she moved to a new house and I have missed it ever since. Unfortunately I had given away the knitted elephant as well (he was a real cutie, light blue with pink ears) so I couldn't figure out the pattern. But now I have the print out, and I will never ever let anyone borrow it again :) Thank you!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

thanks from me, too for the elephant and pattern link. My daughter loves elephants (though she's less fond of being mistaken for a GOP supporter)... and I think it will be adaptable for a friend who's got a thing for aardvarks!
Any en-couraging words for someone intimidated by the tartan jacket?

Laura said...

You *MUST* post a close up picture of Candy! I want to see the details. And I love the elephant, too. I just might have to make me one...