When I thought to do a yarn along post (I miss it every week, or post too late...Wednesday is a work-day for me!) I giggled to realise that we have some pachyderm love going on at the homestead this week.
I also happen to be knitting an elephant; look here to see what Flo the Elephant will look like when she's done. The photo above shows the shaping of her back and trunk, and her beautiful ears! Don't elephants have the most improbable ears? And those trunks...10 000 muscles, so delicate and dexterous. Those baggy knees! Those soulful eyes! Those precious feet! I've had a thing for elephants ever since primary school. Looks like the love hasn't faded much.
The kids have been enjoying "Amos' Sweater", a knitting-related storybook (!) about a sheep who has had enough of having his wool stolen, and attempts to take back the sweater that his mistress makes from it! This humorous tale was written by Janet Lunn, the author of my favourite childhood novel, "The Root Cellar". Check out your local library!