I saw this pattern
and realized it might be a nice gesture to bring such a little guy along to a birthday party: after all, elephants are a symbol of a long life
And don't we wish for many more birthdays?
In the end I knitted 3 and made them hold a banner with the first line of a well known birthday song
. This first line means as much as "Long May She Live", which is exactly my wish.
I tried different ears for each elephant, and to be honest I don't know which I like best. They're all OK
I did have some problem with hiding the thread from the trunk, but I realised I just had to knit around it while making the Icord instead of using a needle later.
The braid for the tail was easy to make, but the knot not so much. I tried different ways, which is why the pink elephant has the hairs sticking out like that
In the end I figured the best way was to make a knot with just 1 thread from each of the 3 strands of the braid, and later using a (thin) needle to pull the other 3 through. This way the knot won't become too big AND the threads will just be pointed backwards.
PS: I'm still avoiding to put together the TV Guy
which I've knitted in parts