Back in February, Hannah asked me to make something for her nephew’s first birthday.  She told me that her brother and sister love homemade things and that they would love to get something that someone had made by hand.  After much searching, she came up with a pattern for this elephant, Flo.  When I went home for Spring Break, I bought all of the wool for it and started making it.

It took way longer than I thought it would.

I knitted it mainly while sitting at my desk at work (my boss and co-workers enjoyed seeing my progress) but by the time the end of the semester came along, it was clear that I wasn’t going to have it done in time for her to take back home with her.  I promised that I would finish it as soon as I could and send it off to Los Angeles when it was done.

Above is the finished result.  I love how it turned out and am contemplating making one for myself when I have time!  It took a while to make, but I’m sure it would have been much shorter had I not been in school at the same time!

I made the elephant with Cascade Yarns 220 Quatro in color 5019 using size 7 needles.


I just discovered this adorable shirt from  It’s a maternity shirt that has a ball of yarn and “wip” (“work in progress”) on the belly.  I totally want this when I’m expecting a baby!

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