Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saggy Baggy Elephant

I had forgotten how many children's stories there are about elephants. The Saggy, Baggy Elephant was one of my favorites to read to my kids. There was also, of course, Horton Hears a Who and Babar and many others. THIS elephant is none of those, but I couldn't resist a trip down memory lane.

After I finished the other post, I sat down with the filet book and was excited to show you my first "picture" which is ... you guessed it - an elephant. It even looks like an elephant. I haven't bordered this piece but plan to. I wanted to have a photo of it before edging.

I had some trouble following the chart which tells me I should enlarge the next one for these senior eyes.

The number of squares listed is 11, but it is actually 12 (added note: the pattern is worked from tail to trunk, not as shown). Then I found a green highlighter and marked off the rows as I worked. That worked much better.

Now I can continue the elephants or I can stop here and do some other pattern. The author shows a picture of the elephants reversed as well. Cute!

Well, that is my elephant story. Maybe I'll have another for you later. I'd like to do the rooster. Do I dare? LOL

Happy crocheting!