Monday, December 15, 2008


Sorry, I've been knitting up a storm and there has been no time for typing - but now I can share the results, well the ones I have photographed.

Here we have one non-angry elephant. I figured out exactly where I went wrong on the pattern thanks to Ravelry I was able to figure out what my miss understanding was on the angry elephant. I finished it in two days, which is good because I wasn't feeling motivated to work on it much more. And now the angry elephant has a reason to be angry because it had to give up an arm and half a leg for this elephant.

I also completed Sheldon II. The only modification I made to the pattern was picking up the leg stitches rather than knitting the legs separately and sewing them on. I always have a hard time stuffing Sheldon because I don't want him over stuffed but his neck is a little floppy whether or not he is stuffed firmly. I think I found a happy medium

On Thursdays I ended up going to Pueblo, CO for a luncheon. Yes, for those of you who know where Alamosa, Colorado is you know that I spent four hours in the car for 2 hours of luncheon but I don't even care. It was wonderful to get out of the office, and the day before I had a request from a friend for a market bag, which I was able to start and complete on my journey to and from Pueblo. So it was a nice surpise.

I have cast on for my travel knitting projects - I'll try to get a photo tonight so I can share them with you before I get on the train tomorrow night. More about that later.

In other news David, myself, and our housemates went out to the mountains to cut down our Christmas tree this weekend. It was a bit chilly and snowy but fun. None of us were demanding about what kind of tree we wanted to it was a fairly quick pick.

Click any of the images for a lager view!


  1. Awe! I love these little guys. My husband and daughter love elephants the best. :)

    I always used to love cutting a christmas tree, but we haven't done it in years. Looks like fun. :D

  2. How cute! The new elephant is less angry looking!

  3. hee hee, so cute! Love the knitted items and festive family shots.

  4. Sheldon II is so cute:) I think Elephant is cute too, angry or not:):)

  5. Oh, I see the difference. It's his eyes! Good work!

  6. We went to cut down our tree a week ago and it was a nice rainy day instead of the snow. Today is 3 degrees and feels like -10 degrees..burrghh its cold. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas! by the way I am learning to crochet myself too!

  7. Sheldon II is soooo cute! You did a great job with him and the elephant!

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