Saturday, January 29, 2011

i don't know if this is art

but
either coming
or going,
it fills me with colossal joy.
this is adapted from flo the elephant, a knitting pattern from the 1930s that can be found on the "knitty" or "ravelry" site.

28 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Why did you say that,
... it is definitely art.
Please have a good weekend.

Malyss said...

How cute! I love it! and also the beautyful quilts behind...

Birdman said...

I'm sure you'll inspire many. This one is quite cool... elephant butt!

greensborodailyphoto.com said...

Colossal joy, indeed. Precious. There's esty business!

Kate said...

Hand craft is always art in my book! Very cuddly toy!

Leif Hagen said...

Cute! Looks like a fun knitting project but I hate the sewing-it-together part! Keep stitching!

disain grafis kaosstikergambar said...

very nice..

Sunny said...

How cute! All elephants should have purple ears and tails.
☼ Sunny

Sharon Creech said...

Love this so much, brattcat. So skillfully done. More, more, pls.

Virginia said...

How adorable. I'm a scarf/baby sweater/cap girl. Are these really hard to do??
V

Rob and Mandy said...

This is Art, with a big A. I had a very similar one when I was about 4 feet smaller and 45 years younger

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

And no one has to clean up after this elephant.

Regardless of how one feels about politics, I think most would agree that an elephant is a better mascot or symbol than a donkey.

Julie and I sampled a bit of your winter weather during this past week, as we were in Washington, DC, including being stuck to two days trying to leave due to cancelled flights.

Small City Scenes said...

Awwwww----sweet. MB

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is a nice elephant. You should publish the pattern or post it or whatever. It looks hard.

nanak said...

i'm fine. i've been busy lately.

i'm wondering if the elephants have purple ears and tails like this. he he

Sharon said...

I can see why...it is adorable.

Library Jewel said...

It turned out wonderful, of course! What a lucky boy to be getting this gift made with love.

Irina said...

The last photo is so strong and impressive.

VP said...

You can say that, this is more art than most of the overvalued junk peddled in many contemporary art museums.

Amin said...

I think, it is art.

JM said...

It's pretty cute! I love the tail. :-)

slim said...

This would take some skill and patience. I wonder if this pattern was a response to Babar the Elephant stories which were also from the 30s.

Julie said...

Elephant rear end is delightful to behold.

Bob Crowe said...

Saturday night and finally some free time. Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. But then so is kitsch. You pays your money and you takes your choice.

Jilly said...

How adorable and so like the circus elephants at the Monte Carlo circus. Love that this is made with an old knitting pattern.

Winter said...

Art or not, it is a funny stuffed animal... I like it very much, cause is texture must be very interesting to our claws... ;)

Cezar and Léia said...

For me it's art for sure, it's cute and I'm envious here, I would love to learn how to knit!
Please!
Hugs
Léia :))

Machelle said...

Awesomge knitting, blog, photos and all! I'm your latest follower!!
machelle