Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Elefante Giveaway!

Hi Knitters,
I have been wanting to knit an elefante in left over sock yarn for quite some time now. Yesterday I pulled out my remaining yarntini in the appletini color way and plunged right in. I used US size 3 dpns and it turned out as cute as a button. What a great way to use up the sock yarn remnants sitting in your stash. You should try this, it works like a charm.
This pattern has been such fun to watch. I wrote it up about one year ago and it has taken on a life of its own. As of today there are 231 finished elefantes posted on ravelry and 1185 in people's queues. Elefante is #14 in popular toy patterns on ravelry as well. I love that. Every day this pattern gets tons of hits on my blog and that makes me so happy.
In honor of this stripey friend and the joy this blog brings me, I am having my first giveaway!
Here's what you have to do to win my appletini elefante, knitted by me with love:
Leave a comment on this post, you don't have to say much, even a simple hello is fine. I will accept comments for this contest through Friday, April 11, 12:00pm central time.
On Saturday, April 12th, I will have one of my kids randomly draw (I will take pictures of the process and post them) the winner. I will post the winner by the name left on the comment that same day! The winner will then need to email me with a mailing address (kept private) so I can send elefante to its new home. I can't wait.
**I will include a couple more surprises (having to do with knitting, of course) in the package. They are good surprises having to do with some of my favorite things!**
From my hands and needles to your home this sweet elefante will fly!
I want to sincerely thank you, dear Knitters, for your knitterly support over this past year and a half. I love this blog. It has become a home to me and hopefully to you, too.
Cheers!
best, susie

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Lucia G. said...

Morning Susan, I simply can't express how much your blog and books have inspired me. At 23 it seems like all of my friends are getting married and having kids, with your patterns I've been able to make some adorable and priceless gifts. Thank you for this adorable pattern! Its next on my list to knit.(is it weird I check your blog from my phone, while I wait for my professor to start class?)- Lucia

Anonymous said...

I have been meaning to make elefante for my to-be-born-any-day-now little girl, but haven't gotten to it! I do have 2 super-cute itty bitty hats waiting for her, though! Thank you for the lovely patterns. -Lisa

Bonney said...

Greetings Susan!! How exciting would it be to have a toy knit by the designer!! It would be an honored prize. I love your patterns and have knit many of them for friends and family.

Sherry L. said...

Good Morning! Elephante is high on my summer knitting list - my daughter wants one and these colors are perfect for her room. I'm finishing grumpy old bear for my mother for Mother's Day (including the scarf and sweater so he can be an all seasons bear). I made about 12 of the baby Santa hats for Christmas gifts - they are so cute and everyone loved them. I've also made several sets of booties. Hope this is coming off as fan mail and not stalker mail!! Have a great day!

Zaz said...

hello, i will be 48 on april 21st. i love this little elephant.

bluekaeru said...

He is absolutely adorable! Perfect for a little girl. I absolutely love your books and use them as eye candy on the dull days- so cheerful.

bluekaeru said...

Try two. Blogger seems to have eaten my post...

Adorable elephat. I love the colors- it would be perfect for a little girl.

Hilary said...

Oh my goodness, what a cutie that Elefante is!! I am new to your blog, and I think it's wonderful. Thank you for sharing your knitting life with us! I have a four month old who, sometimes unwillingly, models all the Itty-Bitty hats I can't stop making since I received the book for Christmas. Her name is Susie too. :-)

Hilary

Matt, Jen, and Addison said...

This cute elefante would match my daughters nursery perfectly. LOVE IT!

MJ said...

I love your knitting style. I also made an Elefante but don't have a way to post pictures. Thanks for sharing!
Marty

Jodi said...

Too, too cute! What a great use for leftover sock yarn.

MJ said...

I'm not sure my comment went through, so I'll try again. Thanks so much for all of the darling patterns you design.

Mariella said...

Hi Susan! I've been wanting to knit this little guy for ages. He is so cute :)
I'd love to win Mr Elephan-tini!

Isela: Purling Sprite said...

Cute elefante! My daughter loves elefantes and she calls them such (we speak a little Spanish here sometimes), this one will be a great little stuffie for her.

LaQuetha said...

Susan I am a brand new knitter. I have knitted a scarf and now I am knitting the patch baby blanket from itty bitty nursery. I have 3 more colors to go. I am so excited. Who heard of someone knitting only a scarf and then a baby blanket. I am looking forward to knitting some of the hats from itty bitty hats too.
LaQuetha

Mama Voss said...

I love the elephant! I am a new knitter and... well, it gets easier, right? Actually, over the last month it has gotten easier and I am enjoying it. I'm still making scarfs, but I have big plans. By the way, I love elephants!

Siew said...

Stripy Elefante in our house? Who wouldn't love that. My Ravelry queue is so big I don't know where to start. Maybe looking at my stash would be a good place to begin! Thanks for the blogging - its great.

Kimberly said...

I am so excited!!! I am due to have a baby on th 18th of April. I would love to have this little elephante. Thanks you, thank you, thank you!

Kimberly

Robin said...

Oh, I think Elefante would find a very nice home in my expected grandbaby's nursery. Please add me to the drawing.
I love your blog!

TJ said...

Pick me! Pick me! :)

This elefante is on my "wish I could knit" list. I'm still trying to move on from scarves :) My cousin is having a baby in October so I'm hoping to be able to tackle it by then...

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, he/she is so cute! I LOVE this as an idea to use up extra sock yarn. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennie said...

Oh he is too cute! I love this pattern. This is a picture of the one I made for my little one http://peachykkg.wordpress.com/2008/01/27/ella-funt/

Betz White said...

Oooh, my bday is friday..not that that should INFLUENCE your random drawing in any way, I'm just sayin'.
Betz

Dana said...

Adorable! But now I have "Pink Elephants on Parade" from Dumbo stuck in my head... I could stand the sight of worms, And look at microscopic germs, But technicolor pachyderms Is really much for me!

Anita said...

So sweet, I don't know how you can part with her! It kind of makes me think of Horton hears a who.

Anita said...

So sweet, how can you part with her???

Carrie said...

Oh my word....he is the cutest! What a great idea to use up the left over sock yarn. Thanks!

Melody said...

I love your books.blog and ELEFANTE! i have made 2 and the second better than the first!! (different yarn!) but my daughter loves the wonky one that didn't hold up so well.. and I can't wait to make more for babys! I put a little bell inside ones belly and it's the cutest little toy!

D. MacIsaac said...

so cute! I am really going to have to make one now.

Anonymous said...

Too cute:) I can only hope to be the winner. Elefante would get lots of love in our house! -Jeanie

Möhkö said...

Hi Susan!

That Elefante is so cute, i just found it through ravelry and added it into my queue, cant wait to start it;)
I also love your books, i would definetly knit all of the patterns, if i just had the time:D

Joy said...

hi Susan,
I recently discovered your blog and i enjoy the inspiration you provide. Thank you! I think i will go knit an elephant for my son....Joy

Lynn said...

Hi Susan, Elefante is darling! I have been following your blog ever since I had the pleasure of meeting you at The Yarnery, in St. Paul. My daugher knit the bunny hat for her son Will from your hat book; he looks adorable - but then again Grandma's are kind of biased :)

Janelle said...

I love how that sock yarn looks as an elephant. Thanks for suggesting this use!

Karen said...

Hi Susan: Your Elefante is so cute. I can't wait to get home from work and dump out my stash, grab some leftover sock yarn and cast on. I'm actually wondering if I'm feeling a little ill and should go home early :)

sara b. said...

I love reading your blog! I have the Itty Bitty Hats book and LOVE it. Thank you for making such CUTE patterns for babies.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog (and books)! While I've never read a blog before, I now have become addicted to reading yours. Thanks for all the fun cute ideas and inspiration.
-Sara in MN

Cecilia said...

Ooh I love this pattern! I just knit my first elefante and it is sooooo cute. I am dying to knit more now, both for my soon to be born baby and for others too. Love it! Your latest is just precious. And I have to tell you, I learned to crochet (sort of) for this pattern following your video instructions on the blog. So thank you!

Annie said...

Does the darling cake stand come with it ;)
Love his colors!
Annie

Heather L. said...

The elefante is beautiful -- and in my two favorite colors as well. :) I read your blog each time it is updated and want to say thankyou for all your inspiration!

kerri said...

Those stripes are just too perfect! I have been loving this pattern (just needing a little shove to get back into the knitting).
Are you willing to ship internationally?

Beth said...

Oh, he is precious! I need to try one of those myself! Unless, of course, I win yours :-)

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

debsq said...

What a cutie he is.I might even have to try one myself.Love your blog, great insperation.

Laura said...

Hello,
Your striped Elefante is adorable. I may have to pause my obsessive sock knitting to create one of my own.
Laura

Kris said...

I would love to win elefante but if I don't I just might try to create one for myself! I purchased your Surefire hat before Christmas to make 4 of them for gifts and I love making them so much I am still creating them for nephews and friend's kids! (I love finding something I love to knit that the kids like to wear!) Just wanted to let you know how much I love your creations and I've given your books away to friends to "create" for their soon to arrive "grandbabies".
Kris in Rochester, NY

Ellie said...

Hi Susan,

I've made an elefante for my little one, who's also due any day now. It is his/her only homemade toy so far, and I love it (unfortunately, last time I checked on the pattern page, mine isn't listed yet). I'm hoping to make at least one more, when I know whether to knit in blue or pink - it would be wonderful to have a whole collection of them!

Thanks for all you do - you're a real inspiration :-)

~ Ellie

Missy T said...

I love the appletini elephante!! A friend and I are planning to jointly knit the tea set in Itty Bitty Nursery at some point...that has got to be the cutest thing every!!

Opal said...

After meeting you at Knitting for Noggins I've been checking out your blog. It's so much fun to see what you are up to and I have found out about some wonderful web sites from you. After you mentioned ravelry.com on one of your posts I decided to see what it was. It is such a great web site I'm so glad I found out about it. Thanks for all the great info you put on your blog.

Opal

maine626 said...

how can you not love an elefante that is pink & green? my oh my.

Kim said...

OOOOO< I love Elefante. It is on my list of things to do.

I'd love to win this because it would make the perfect baby gift for my new neice or nephew expected to arrive 3/11 or 3/12. The best part? Their last name is Fendt (pronounced Fendt, as in Elephant :D)

Thanks for your generosity and sharing so much in your blog. It inspires me to try new things being the novice knitter that I am!

Thanks again!

Kim in WI

Suzanne said...

Hi there Susan, love your books, blog and this elephant. I love the colors, and after I finish working on the brightly colored one I am working on, I think I've been inspired to do another one with sock yarn. The pattern is fun, as are many of yours. Thanks again for inspiring so many of us, and for this great contest. Pick me, pick me ...pi...ck...m....e!! Thanks
Suzanne

Noelle said...

I'm a huge fan of your books and just recently discovered your blog. Elephante is adorable and I know she'd be loved by one of my two little girls (3 and 2).
Noelle

Kedek said...

I love your elefante!! I have the appeltini colorway in sportweight and am thinking of making some gloves with it!!

B said...

I have both of your books - Itty Bitty Hats and Itty Bitty Nursery. I love them both and have made several of the hats for friends with children or for the cedar chest for my own kids some day. I love your blog - what you say,the wonderful color it has and I love seeing all of your projects. Keep up the great work - reading one of your new posts is the highlight of my work day! Brandy

Jessica said...

Adorable! I would love to have this darling toy (and it would motivate me to knit my own!)...

Thanks for your beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

Love your elefante! Though I'm a fairly new knitter, I've crocheted several little animals for my kids and they always want more. I have all boys, so if I win, Elephante would be mine! :) love your blog. - Chris in MI

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,

I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing what you are knitting. You've inspired me to print your elephante and give it a try with some pretty sock yarn. I teach knitting 101 and recently lent a student my copy of your Itty Bitty Hats book to make her first hat. I was very impressed with how well written the pattern was. I didn't have to explain a thing. It was all there in the book.

Thanks,

Francie Owens
Franklin, TN

Brittney said...

Oh, I would love to have an appletini Elefante! I've had my own Elefante on my needles for quite some time now, maybe an Elefante friend will inspire me to finish. I love your blog and your books, keep up the fun knitting!
Thanks, Brittney

Hege said...

What a cute elephant!!
I'll have to dig out some leftovers too ;)

amy said...

hey susan,
i made your elefante - used pink microspun from lionbrand. stuffed with micro pellets. my kids love it.
thanks for being so generous.
amy

Judy said...

I love everything about this little elefante (even the spelling!), but I especially love it in this self-striping sock yarn. I even love that the yarn name is Appletini as I am a big fan of the show Scrubs. It would mean a lot that it was knit by you, the designer. As a fellow Wisconsinite, I take great pride in your talent. Judy R.

Denise said...

I love Elefante, I keep wanting to knit one and I am accumulating some left over sock yarn ;-)
If I can win him in the meantime, I will have to still try and knit one myself to give him a playmate.
Thank you Susan for all your wonderful patterns.
(((Hugs)))

Anonymous said...

It is too cute! It's on my list of potential projects, but I probably have a better chance of winning this one than knitting one myself.
Thank you for sharing!

Linda F.

Jen said...

Hi Susan,

I love your blog, I read every new post. And I think this elefante is so cute! I have been wanting to make an elefante for my sister because she loves elefants.

Thanks!
Jen

Sally W said...

Hi SusanBAnderson,
You're very clever!! I try to be but don't come close!!!
Love little Elefante....
Sally W.

jen said...

I knit a couple of your elephantes last summer as gifts and have been thinking that it is time to do another one. He looks adorable in the sock yarn!

kristin said...

Oh my goodness, that is just so freaking CUTE! I am going to have to resist REALLY HARD not to cast on for it today. I have 2 birthday gifts to finish.

Anonymous said...

Those are my favorite all-time colors! Elefante is next on my list to make for my grandnephews (and they are grand).

Anonymous said...

Hello from Minnesota! I had the pleasure of meeting you at your booksigning at Needlework Unlimited last fall in Minneapolis. What a fun idea for a contest!

Carolyn said...

Hi Susan! I love your little Elefante. I have one 1/2 finished for my nephew. I love the idea of using sock yarn for it. Thanks for your constant inspiration and your wonderful patterns!

Carolyn

shannabanana said...

Susan

Love your books and patterns

shannabanana said...

love your patterns and books

Vickie said...

That is the cutest thing I ever saw! The colors would go perfectly in my daughter's room. Unfortunately the elefante is beyind my knitting skill but maybe someday I will be able to knit one of my own.

KristieMD said...

Dear Susan, thank you so much for sharing all you do on your sweet blog. You are so very gifted and it is a joy to read your post and see what new and lovely things you've made. I am also a knitter and love the craft that my dear Nana taught me. Thank you again!! And happy knitting. This little elefante is toooooo cute!! Love him!!

Jackie said...

Hi Susan
I have been meaning to make elefante as well. I do love your books and just purchased the Itty Bitty Nursery. I love your blog and I am inspired by your patterns. I just wish I had more time in the day to knit.

justaneverydaygirl said...

I can't tell you how much you have inspired me-- I saw your Itty Bitty Hats book and HAD to learn to knit. It was just the beginning of my wonderful knitting obsession!!

-Janelle

PS- My husband thinks you're the reason he's going broke.. :)

pink-petal-designs said...

I love your elephante,i would love to make one, ijust need to learn how to use dpns.
Sarah x

jill said...

What?!? An elephant giveaway?? I am so putting my name in! Love them!

Mim said...

She's so cute or is it a he. My neice would love it.

drmargery said...

Happy Spring Day to Susan and Elefante--

Your creativity is a delight! Elefante inspires me--and I NEED inspirations to help use up my over-large stash of sock yarns :)

Anonymous said...

Too cute!

Thanks for all the great patterns! I have made several itty bitty hats for friends & they have loved them!

have a great day!

Rene' K

Abby said...

ohhhh appletini elephante is too cute.... thanx for the great patterns...

Rosemary said...

Susan: I just made the I Olive you hat for my neices' new baby boy. Thank you for all your time and effort you put into the blog and for sharing with all of us. Rosemary

Oiyi said...

Hmm..I got a error, let me try again.

I love the sock yarn elefante. I am going to enter this contest for my little girl, Melody.

Dianne said...

Oh my-I read this morning, then came back this afternoon to comment and look how many people are wishing for elefante! Love that appletini colorway. I know my grand-daughter would love an elefante to match her bedroom.

cbknits80 said...

So cute!!

Nancy said...

I want ms. elefante! She's on my list to make, such a cute idea!

Teri said...

Hi Susan!

I have enjoyed and been challenged by your blog. You like to stretch a girl!

wishiwerebuffy said...

Oh, how nice of you to give away such a cute little elephant!!!
I love her, and love that you used leftover scrap yarn.

Faith said...

Elefante is adorable! I am one of those with it in my queue.

Sarah said...

That elefante is adorable!!! My mother would love her!

artsluvr said...

Susan,
I have met you a couple of times in Lexington, KY. I love, love,love your patterns. The girls at work love recieving the knitted hats that I gift them for their babies. I am currently knitting the upside down flower hat for a guy at work. His niece age 5 has leukemia and wants a hat to cover her chemo stricken bald head. I am knitting prayers, good thoughts, and a tear or two into this one. I knit so many hats that I haven't had time to make any
elephants (yet). Looking forward to the next book. I hear you will be back in town for the book fair. Will there be a new book then? Kim

melonkelli said...

So cute! I just found your blog, Itty Bitty Nursery and the interview on Craftsanity. So fun.

Colleen H. said...

I am a huge fan of your work. I enjoy checking your blog to see your creations. Elefante is adorable.

Wannabe said...

I know a little girl in my house that would love that Elephante to pieces. :)

Jordana said...

Oh, your Yarntini elefante is too cute! I just bought Itty-Bitty Hats and I love it so much. I am at that age where all my friends are having babies, and your patterns make the perfect baby gifts.

Anonymous said...

Susan, I have delighted in the elefante pattern for months and definately added him/her to my queue! My son and daughter are having birthdays this week and your little appletini elephante would be welcome at our home.
thanks for the terrific patterns.
Kelli C. in VT

carole said...

oh my... he is way too cute... I found your link in a post on ravelry and have to say I love that pattern. Your blog is going into my reads. I think I may have to knit him/her up in the near future as I have 3 new babies from friends (and their children) and 2 new babies on the way from friends... (better get knitting...)
thanks

maine626 said...

i tried posting earlier but it didn't go through. i think that little ellie is so cute in pink & green. love those color combo's.

Anonymous said...

count me in, he's cute as buttons!!
stacy
rye, ny

Jess said...

Oh, Susan, this is my *favorite* pattern from you! If I don't win him, then I know I've got the perfect pattern for a friend who's currently preggers. In Australia. :D

It's really good to know he can be made in sock yarn - I've got PLENTY of that left over. Hehe.

Jess (ShoelessWonder of Itty-Bitty Knits group on Ravelry)

peaknits said...

Holy cow - I'm like the 101th comment! Wowza - some serious Elephante love - he is so darling - thank you for a good tip on using that extra sock yarn, it just marinates - maybe not anymore:)

deb said...

I have just gotten back to knitting after 20 years(Yes! 20 years!)because of 'Life' just getting in the way.....
A brand new granddaughter born in Feb. inspired me to pick up the needles and I have been a "Knitting Maniac"...have made 3 sweaters and 4 sun-bonnets with a mixed-bag of booties to match.
Surfing lead me to this blog...love it and since I live near Madison, plan on finding your store....Thanks for the inspirations. deb

sheila said...

Susan,
I have lurked here for about a year and I gues now is as good a time as any to leave a comment. I love your books and have knit several of your hats. They always receive rave reviews when opened by new moms to be or given to grandmothers for new grandbabies.
Even if I am not knitting, I enjoy looking at the books. Can't wait for the next one.
Sheila

Anonymous said...

HI SUSAN !!!!
EVER SINCE MEETING YOU IN LEXINGTON LAST YEAR, ALL MY FRIENDS KNOW YOU AS " MY NEW BEST FRIEND, SUSAN B. ANDERSON " BECAUSE THAT IS HOW I REFER TO YOU !!!! I LOOK FORWARD TO READDING ABOUT YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR KNITTING EVERY DAY :0) I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN AT THE BOOKFAIR. THANK YOU FOR SUCH A GREAT GIVE-AWAY !!!
BARB :0)

Ana Maria said...

Susan: You are an inspiration. I look forward to reading your blog. It's one of the bright spots of my week. My grandbaby would love to have your precious elephant.

CFCina said...

Hi Susan,
What a COOL giveaway! Add me to that random drawing...I'm still making lots off Bee Caps..LOVE your patterns!!!
~ Kathy C. (Hillsboro, OR)

Berry Gal said...

I fell in love with the 1st book and now stick around for more books and check the blog...

Canuckknits said...

Yey! I love reading your blog Susan!! - Kirsty

LizKnits said...

He certainly is a cutie... I'd love to be in the drawing.

sauceyjill said...

Hi Susan! Thanks for giving away such a little cutie! What a treat :) I love knitting your hats. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and being so generous with your praise and good cheer!

Our Family of Five said...

I haven't gotten around to elefante yet but its on my 'to-knit' list. :-) I love this one, he's adoooooorable! :-)

Lynn

Anonymous said...

The Elefante is, as my almost 2 year old son would describe it, "Ohhhh, so cute!!" I love it! (-Rachel)

Cathy said...

Susan,
I love your blog. I keep thinking I will run into you somewhere in Madison sometime. You make great stuff!

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I love the Elephante. What happy colors for a rainy(could there be more snow?)day!
I am working my way through your book. Your blog is a delight.

Jeanie

Kathleen said...

He is so cute! I have made almost every hat in your book! Keep them coming!!!!

TiedInYarn said...

He is so cute I will have to try and make one.

Amy said...

Wow!! Thanks for all your lovely ideas. You are one of my favourite designers. I can't wait for the new book. :)

Anonymous said...

How adorable! He looks like cherry or strawberry limeade.

Jeff City Knitter said...

Love the elephant. I would love to win!

EditorMom said...

Who can resist Elefante or reading your charming, whimsical blog?

Barbara said...

Hi, sent a comment via e-mail! till I found the right button.
Love the elefante and hope to knit one this summer.
Barbara

MostlyMunchies said...

I love him! was that really just leftover from socks? do you know how much yarn you had to start w/?

melanie said...

He is such a cutie! or is it a she? I would love to give him a home; it might inspire me to start knitting more toys. My kids have seen him, and I want to knit him for them, but when? I love your blog, and even though I don't have your books yet, I will soon. I love seeing what project you will post, and I love reading your adventures.

Anonymous said...

Susan - The little elefante is adorable. I have been enjoying your blog and your Itty Bitty Hats book.

Donna G

Larraine said...

My goal this year is to be a 'fearless' knitter. I'm off to my stash with pattern in hand!
Thank you for sharing your talents with us :)

Knittymuggins said...

What a little sweetie! I am a big fan of your patterns and had no idea that you had a blog too! Hooray for the internet ;) Can't wait to see what other adorable things you come up with in the future! Best wishes!

knittymuggins

Peace Sweet Peas said...

Now my scottish friend has become an itty bitty hat making fiend. Another convert!

SSK* said...

Mr Elefante is adorable and I bet I have some fun yarn to make him in, too. I need a quick project every now and then. What a great little gift. - Joan

Knit & Purl Mama said...

I am a huge elephant fan! Count me in! I collect all elephant things!

Donna said...

He's so cute. Would make a great companion to a little elephant a friend at work knitted for me.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog, your books, and your attitude toward knitting. Even an old retiree would love an elefante to keep her company!
Carol Ann

Anonymous said...

What a day it has been. I drove 150 miles to meet the Yarn Harlot and knitted one of your Itty Bitty Hats while she talked. Would love to top my week with Elefante by Susan. -Marilyn

Marilyn said...

What a day it has been. I drove 150 miles to meet the Yarn Harlot and knitted one of your Itty Bitty Hats while she talked. I would love to end my week with Elefante by Susan. -Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan
Elefante is darling. I've been meaning to make one ever since I first saw him on your blog. Love your books and your blog - you are an inspiration to us all. Keep up the good work.
Lee

Anonymous said...

How exciting that you are giving away a elefante. I think it is the cutest one I have ever seen!!!

Cindy

Mary said...

Very cute! Matches the new baby in the families nursery perfectly! Love all your patterns :) Mary

Anonymous said...

Such an adorable little elephant! I love the stripes.

Anonymous said...

Such an adorable little elephant! I love the stripes.
Elizabeth H. in Culpeper, VA, USA

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love your blog! Thank you for the inspiration. I can't wait to make an elefante, having one made by you would be the bees knees! - Maegan, Puget Sound, WA

Nell said...

He's so cute! I'm currently assembling an elephant themed baby package. He's be perfect! So cute!

Fuji Mama said...

What a great way to use up leftover sock yarn!

Janet said...

Hi Susan....how do you do it so fast?
I love Elefante in pink and green and if I don't win her for my darling baby granddaughter, Francie, I will just have to give it a try myself. I have been oogling her! But you have piqued my interest in socks for babies too and tonight I am going over my new sock books per your recommendations. Thanks for all you share with your knitting fans. "Jannie" the new grannie

LauraT said...

Hi Susan,
I love your blog and ideas for knitting. Please enter me into your giveaway as I love your elefante! i also look at your blog from my iphone!
Laura

Fay Lynn said...

the cutest thing ever. Thanks for all your inspiration!

Jani said...

Yet another lurker here ... love your books and your blog! I'm also working on a Grumpy Old Bear right now, except this one uses a bulky worsted weight wool that's been in the stash way too long, and was a perfect 'bear' color. He'll be a little larger than your model, but that's okay. I knit a lot of toys for a friend's center that provides therapy for abused kiddos - they try to give something 'huggable' to every child they counsel. Anyways, I think an elefante would be a great next project for them. Thanks for the great designs! (Now hurrying off to Ravelry to see what else they feature under toys - why have I not looked there before??)

Mokihana said...

The elephant is adorable! I have some gifts to make and think I'll make him!

My kids used to call elephants "Edifeedies" when they were little. LOL.

bensedin art said...

Hi Susan,
your elephant is so cute, i love the colors. Tanja

IrishgirlieKnits said...

What a great idea for leftover sock yarn! He is so cute! I too love both of your books (and my nephew seems to love all his hats!).

Seona said...

Hi Susie - I am fairly new to Ravelry and having stumbled on your blog a couple of weeks ago it brightens up my day!
He is adorable - such cute colours and I am one of the over 1000 people who have him in their queue.
Thanks for all the inspiration.
Seona

Chanda in Mississippi said...

Susan, Love your work - have sold tons of your first book when I worked in our LYS and I'm enjoying the second one now. I have a grumpy little bear named Harold that watches over my computer at work each day. He would love to have a new elefante friend! Thanks! Chanda in Mississippi

Kelly said...

ohhh how cute!!! And sock yarn, what a great idea! Adding to the list!

Knitterella said...

So cute! I love your Elefante pattern! I cherish the one I knit, and get compliments on it all the time!

leslie said...

oh my gosh! Elefante! I love Elefante! She is cute enough to have for lunch! Just kidding...I'm not much of a knitter... crochet is my thing.. so I may never be able to knit her...I hope your daughter draws my comment!!! Thanks Susan!

leslie said...

oh my gosh! Elefante! I love Elefante! She is cute enough to have for lunch! Just kidding...I'm not much of a knitter... crochet is my thing.. so I may never be able to knit her...I hope your daughter draws my comment!!! Thanks Susan!

Pamie G. said...

Elefante smartness, you have! This is just gorgeous, thank you for sharing this photo this morning, it made me smile!!! Thank you for sharing your talents with the world! Pamie G.

TiedInYarn said...

Ekies, I think my post got eaten. Thanks for sharing (and the giveaway) I always mean to comment but then I never quite get around to it. Your work is great and I love getting updates.

suzzcq70 said...

I just love that little Lumpy! That's what my son calls all elephants, since we saw the Heffalump movie.

I found your site through Givin' Knit Away, and am so glad I did! I am off to search your patterns. ]

Thanks for a chance at this lovely giveaway!

DebbyJ said...

I start my morning every day with a nice cup of coffee and your blog. Thanks for always brightening my day.

Jo said...

I discovered your blog about 6 months ago and read it daily. You have inspired and taught me so much. Thank you.

Sarah said...

A self-striping elephant - brilliant!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this for my new niece (who might be born today!!)

I'm knitting her a cupcake hat from your nurserry book...I love both books so much!

Thanks for your blog and the fun contest..

xo laura

Deborah said...

What a cute elefante! It is so nice of you to share the pattern. I am a newbie to your blog, just started about a week ago and your talent is amazing! Please consider this an introduction of sorts.

Anonymous said...

Adorable :)
--deni

Frauntene said...

The little elefante is in my que! All of my sons lovies are elephants, but this one would be for me, mommy elefante. The colorway is gorgeous! Thanks for everything you inspire me to do Susan!

Frauntene

Barbara C. said...

Le Elefante is lovely. And so are all your patterns.
Barbara

Barbara C. said...

Le Elefante is lovely. All of your patterns are lovely.
Barbara

nan said...

I love this version of Elephante! In fact I lOVE ALL things "Itty Bitty"! Thanks for the inspirations!

Nancy

nan said...

I lOVE this version of Elephante!! In fact I LOVE ALL things "Itty Bitty"!!

Nan

Wool Winder said...

Wow! A lot of people want to win Elefante. No wonder--he's so cute! I love the way he looks in this yarn.
~Tracy

Jimberlys said...

Oh my gosh....I feel like it is Oprah's big give away! 165 comments already! I can't imagine how many you will have by 4/11. Your book "Itty Bitty Hats" was my first inspriation. The hats in it were the very first things I could knit that I felt proud of when I was done! Your blog listed in your book was such a great thought. I never knew about blog world until I checked out yours. It is another of my favoite hobbies. I don't know what I like best knitting, reading knitting blogs or my collection...which is becoming a library....of knitting books! Thank you so much for bringing me into the knitting world!
Jimberlys

Joyce said...

Very Cute!

I have loved your patterns and had fun making hats and mice so far!

Joyce

Lara said...

Love your blog!

coffeechris said...

You and your blog our both sweet and inspiring, thank you! Now that adorable Elefante in my favorite color combination green and pink.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I just want to say that I enjoy reading your blog and seeing the beautiful projects you knit up. The elefante is adorable.

Anonymous said...

Love your elephante. Colors are so yummy!

Anonymous said...

I adore your blog and the way you use color. Keep inspiring us.
Sharon

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. Your knitting is so colorful and fresh. I really love your books.

lisaq

summers&co said...

I just KNOW that my elefante wouldn't even be close to as cute as yours!!! I love the colors. I love your books and I can't wait for the next one!!!

lestrella said...

OMG! How exciting! I've been meaning to make elephante for the longest time. He is just too cute!
And you are such an inspiration for all of us!

Melissa said...

I broke down last week and bought Itty Bitty Hats. I have had elefante queued up on my Ravelry page for about a month, but didn't realize it was your design. Kudos on your fabulous work!
Melissa

Anonymous said...

Susan,

I love the colors of this little guy! When I get online to read your blog my 2 year old sees Elephante every time and throws a fit to have him.....maybe if we are lucky she might just get one of her own! I love your blog and your books are the best. You were right that I could learn to knit with your books! Thanks ever so much for everything that you do! Have a great week!


Leslie G.

Trish said...

Susan, my daughter is going to bless us with a granddaughter soon ~ your little elefante would be so precious in her nursery, an he's the perfect color! Please include me in your drawing. :)

Blessings,
Trish

Sarah T said...

Hi. Love the pinks and greens. Huge fan of your books. I would be honored to be included in the drawing. I can see my one year old neice with it screaming "ooooohhhhh" every time she see it. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,

I love the Appletini Elefante. I appreciate the idea of using a thinner yarn for him. Since I spend my knitting time making things for the boys which they will quickly outgrow, I wanted to make something for myself with the yarns I used to make things for them - I am still toying (no pun intended) around with the idea of making a blanket for myself starting from the middle with all the leftover yarns. Thanks for your inspiration. I'm mnashawati on Ravelry. Have a wonderful day. Melissa

kim said...

Hi Susan,
Thank you so much for all your sharing!!
Love your patterns, love the blog!!
Have a wonderful day!!
-Kim

Michael-Lyn said...

Hi Susan,
Your blog is something I check daily because I enjoy it so much! I have made nearly every Itty Bitty hat for the children in my life (a fair number going to my son) and I always receive tons of compliments. I have yet to knit a toy, but Elefante is definitely going to be my first attempt!
Thanks so much, Michael-Lyn

StarSpry said...

I have been wanting to knit this pattern for a long time!

Your pink & green elefante is so adorable :D

Kelly in TX said...

Hi Susan! I'm a new knitter and just found out I'm expecting #4...can't wait to start knitting this bean LOTS of hats. Your little elephant is also going on the list. Can't wait to start!

Anonymous said...

Oh sweet elefante - we'd be more than happy to give you a home... we promise a lifetime of felted peanuts and a ban on household mice (knitted ones included). We have a wee boy that would cherish you and hopes of another wee one on the horizon...
- Kelly K

Anonymous said...

My baby girl on the way already has a stash of itty-bitty hats and I am working through an assortment of goodies from itty-bitty nursery for her too (starting with the sweet layette!). I'd be honored to include Elefante in our home.

becky m

Jeannie D said...

Susan...I just started knitting a few months ago for a Grand-niece who arrived on March 31, 2008! I've knitted some booties from Itty-Bitty Nursery but I'm not quite ready to tackle my own Elefante.However, I'm sure our baby girl would be " tickled pink" with YOURS! ( hint, hint)

Gayle said...

My grandaughter is sitting here on my lap begging me to get that elephant for her. She thinks I can get it out of the computer. :)

So Adorable!
Gayle

Nicole said...

Hi Susan,
Well, if I won this little cutie from you and if it would be ok with Miss Maeve, I would love to save it for baby #9, but I do not think she will share it!LOL!!! SO maybe I would have to make #9 a new one!~Nicole

Amy Jo said...

Thank you for offering this darling toy.

Purlynn said...

Hello Susan -

I love your books and have knit quite a few things from them, teapot set, paci clips, etc!
Thank you also for your blog. Your color choices for your projects are inspiring! - Lynn

Gayle said...

My grandaughter is sitting here with me begging me to get that elephant! Ha! She thinks it will come out of the computer. He is adorable! Would love to knit him for her.

Gayle

archgrrl said...

I love the colors and the elephant is to die for cute. Thanks for being so creative!!

Anonymous said...

That is so adorable! Monica C.

OldRound said...

As mother to a major league elephant lover, I must comment!
Very cute!

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