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!