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Old 07-09-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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need all opinions about this baby gift pattern please
I'm still undecided about the baby blanket I need to knit and need your opinions. Is Spencer the Elephant Baby adorable or too silly to give as a gift?
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:54 PM   #2
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Taste in this type of thing is so subjective, and you know the folks this is intended for. Since you asked, though, I don't like it much. May be just a 'me' thing though.
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Don't hate me for saying this but, he looks like he's hung over to me. Something about the eyes. It's not my favorite. I think a more traditional one would be better, that way it's more heirloom.
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Old 07-09-2008, 03:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick responses, and your honesty. I totally understand what you're saying, I was actually leaning towards something like feather & fan.

The reason I'm considering this instead, is I found out they're decorating the baby room in a jungle animal theme. I can picture a 2-yr old walking around with this, and it being a loved blankie. I'd make it light grey with dark grey trim though, the pink is a bit much (and what if it's a boy?!).

Please continue with your initial, honest opinions.
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:06 PM   #5
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i personally love the elephant blanket bc it is just adorable
but, i am working on a white baby blanket in a fans and laces pattern and it looks amazing so, go with what you think!
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:07 PM   #6
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I think he is cute...

But I do have to agree with Debkcs, it is all subject to taste. I think if the person receiving it has the baby room decked out in Elephant...go for it...otherwise...there are plenty of nice patterns that might go better...
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I like it... it's cute! But I can see how others wouldn't. So I'd go with what you think the parents would like the best.
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:29 PM   #8
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I love him
Spencer's adorable! Especially if you did him in gray and he was sitting in a jungle room. Now, I really, really love elephants, so take that into consideration. How many kids carry their baby blankets around for years as a "security blanket"? I think Spencer would be a great security blanket - I could see him more in that role for a 3 year old than a traditional baby blanket, actually.
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:49 PM   #9
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I don't much like it. The trunk doesn't look like it is fastened down except on the tip. This might be a concern if the child gets it wrapped around his neck. I personally I like the Feather and Fan.
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It's not my favorite...... But do what you think the parents would like.

Maybe if you don't know for sure, you could do a more traditional blanket in a really non tradition "jungle" color.
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