Ok, don't worry, I'm not actually stuffing dead animals in my free time (that would really stink the condo up!). I am, however, venturing into knitted and stuffed animals. As I might have mentioned before, several of my girlfriends are either pregnant, already have kids, or are in the process of trying. I like to give knitted gift to my friends (mostly because I think they appreciate them), and not knowing the gender makes it a bit more difficult to pick out an outfit or item. But toys, now those are always very gender-neutral, and very adorable!
My first attempt was this very cute elephant that I came across in one of my magazines. Other than having to knit four little legs, two ears, a head, and a body, it went along pretty quickly and relatively smoothly (I thank my attempts at socks and mittens, which require knitting in the round, for the ease of this project...). Once I started putting the stuffing it, it really started to come together, and in no time at all, it looked like an elephant (mainly due to the trunk).