Knit your shit…ELEPHANT!
This li’l guy is for my dear friend and old roommate, Jill, who had an adorable baby boy named Miles. So really, this is for Miles. Although I’m pretty sure Jill loves stuffed animal elephants too.
In any event, I’m not totally a fan of doing stuffed animals because they’re actually really difficult, but I’ve found with all my baby gifts that they’re often the best presents for babies born in the spring and summer. You’re not gonna make them a sweater or blanket because it’s hot out, and there’s really no way of knowing until later how big the kid will be once the weather gets cooler, so even if you size up and make something for then, you could potentially make them a sweater they’ll never wear (cuz it’ll be too small). Sooooo….this is all to say that stuffed animals just work sometimes. They’re cuddly, they’re all-weather, they’re perfect to take around with the baby. So it was my pleasure to make this for Miles.
Here’s Mr. Elephant:
I hope he loves snuggling with it!!