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Friday, December 31, 2010

FO Friday

Welcome to the last FO Friday of 2010!  I, for one, decided to send the year out with a bang.  No, I'm not huddled up with a zillion of my closest friends in Times Square.  But I did manage to finish a project.  Yay!

As promised, I put the finishing touches on Eliza last night, and this morning, for that matter.  I knit ear #2, then knit it again, and again, and... It turns out that it's really hard to knit symmetrical body parts, even if they do belong to a heavily stylized elephant.  Ditto for the embroidered eyes.  In the end, I decided to embrace her imperfections rather than drive myself batty trying to make her perfect.  Hmm... that smacks of a New Years resolution.  I should write that down somewhere so I don't forget.

Anyway, enough babbling.  Here she is, in all her slightly lopsided glory!


And again from a slightly more flattering angle, because she really is pretty stinking cute.



I'm super happy that she's done, and excited to stick her in the mail as a belated Christmas gift.  Hope her new keeper is as happy with her as I am.

I'm off to get ready for a houseful of folks tonight, but before I do, I'm heading over to Tami's to check out everyone else's successes.  You should, too.

Happy New Year, everyone! 

9 comments:

  1. So adorable-- maybe this is just a trick of the light, but does she have eyelashes? Love!

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  2. Embracing the imperfections of any given animal project (because you're right that symmetry is nearly impossible!) is something I'm always working on as I make things.

    Eliza looks wonderful, and whoever is getting her in the mail is seriously lucky. :D

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  3. I was looking forward to seeing this finished. It's gorgeous!

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  4. She turned out really cute. I've been following your progress all along and couldn't wait to see her finished. I love that rose in her ear.

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  5. Too stinkin' cute! I love her rose by her ear.

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  6. Wow, she's adorable! Love her eyes and the rose barrette just adds to the cuteness. Her recipient is a lucky one.

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  7. Thanks, guys! I was super excited to finally see her finished, too. :)

    Aimee, she does have eyelashes. Thanks for noticing -- they're pretty subtle.

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  8. Marvelous! She makes me think of Flora from the Babar stories.

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