Remember Elmer? I made him back in March and he guards my wine glasses for me. When Mel told us that our next swap started with the letter E (she's been working us through the alphabet Itty Bitty style) I just knew I'd get a chance to finish my second Elefante that I started back in the spring.
I named this one Edie and planned to use the last of my Cotton Ease in cream, blue and green. Because I finished the toy before I knew who my swap partner would be, I decided to skip the safety eyes (not safe for babies) and just embroider them on. Other than that, she looks much like Elmer...
She suffered a run in with burs on our photo shoot. I felt a bit bad but she had so much fun tight-rope walking and sniffing mushrooms...
Along with the Elephant theme I knit some washcloths, very cute pattern called the Peanut Cloth by Elaine Fitzpatrick.
And some fingerless mitts that turned out so well, I think I may make them again and again.
When I found out my swap partner was Julie (Tanknit on Ravelry) I was super excited! She had sent me a very sweet RAK (random acts of kindness) package early in the year and I've thought of her often. I was happy to be able to spoil her a bit and put together a package that would make her smile.
I love the Itty Bitty swaps and although I'm missing the next one (the christmas one too!), I'll be sure to get back on board next year with letter F (hopefully some froggy fun)!