Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Alligator & the Elephant (Alli & Ele)

Elephant and Croc 

Here’s a set I made from Alan Dart’s ‘Noah’s Ark’ pattern. I changed the legs on the elephant. His were very thin using drinking straws for the insides. I just added some extra stitches and overstuffed mine. I’m very happy with the picture. Blue plastic bag makes a great water edge! Almost looks too real!




Andrea said...

Oh, God, they are beautiful! You do great work!

DW2 said...

"'Come hither, Little One,' said the Crocodile, 'for I am the Crocodile,' and he wept crocodile-tears to show it was quite true.

Then the Elephant's Child grew all breathless, and panted, and kneeled down on the bank and said, 'You are the very person I have been looking for all these long days. Will you please tell me what you have for dinner?'

'Come hither, Little One,' said the Crocodile, 'and I'll whisper.'

Then the Elephant's Child put his head down close to the Crocodile's musky, tusky mouth, and the Crocodile caught him by his little nose, which up to that very week, day, hour, and minute, had been no bigger than a boot, though much more useful.

'I think,' said the Crocodile--and he said it between his teeth, like this--'I think to-day I will begin with Elephant's Child!' "

-- Rudyard Kipling

I know it is an alligator, but that passage is what I thought of when I saw the first picture. Of course, nobody fights in the world of Knit. (Except about the right number of sock needles -- which everyone knows is naturally five.)

knittingdragonflies said...

These are great, I love both of them!! You are great at knitting stuffed animals. I have a special love for elephants, and you did a great job on this one! The crocodile is adorable! and I LOVE the music and 360 view. It made me laugh and watch it more than once.