03 May 2006

TSKP Revealed!

Okay, so after more than two months of secretive knitting, this is what David found when he opened his birthday present this morning:
full frontal

oblique view

According to the book, the elephant's name is LouLou. David, however, does not name stuffed toys, so this one will be known as Elephant, in much the same way as we have Monkey (see my profile pic) and his boyfriend, Other Monkey. David also decided that Elephant is a boy - by virtue of his long, erm, trunk.

In a moment of utter serendipity this morning, I even found a cheezy birthday card at the supermarket that had a picture of an alpaca in it. And just after David had opened his gifts, the landladies came over with a couple slices of chocolate cream pie, which is Landlady Paula's traditional birthday breakfast (her birthday is today, too). Then I tried to help David think up some names for different yarn colors until he had to make a frantic dash to get all his things packed and get on the road to catch his flight to Denver for the next six days. Before he left, though, he said it was the best birthday he'd ever had.

8 comments:

Ted said...

Mel, he's fabulous!

Very nice that David had his best birthday ever.

Jay said...

So cute, Mel. Do you want to knit me one for my big three oh (I keep hoping that if I don't actually say it out loud it won't actually happen...) in three months?! I'd like mine to be powder blue though...

Tallguy said...

What an excellent Elephant! That certainly would be MY very best birthday ever -- do I even have them anymore? I'm sure Elephant will live very happily with Monkey and Other Monkey. There may be more joining this family one day!

FiberQat said...

Elephant is very handsome! Well done!

Duffy

Franklin said...

It's so cute, I am totally able to overlook the fact that it's a symbol of the Republican party. And that's pretty darn cute.

Happy birthday to David!

Knittingboykit said...

I'm glad David had such a great birthday! And Elephant is really charming! Destined to become an heirloom. It was great to see you (and Elephant!) at Stitch n Cluck.

Sean said...

Aw, how sweet. Cute elephant. So nice that it worked out for you!

Sister Sue said...

Oh, I just adore elephants (an unfortunate love for the wife of a Democratic senator), and your Elephant (or rather, David's) is fabulous. I'm of a mind to rush out and get that book. SOOOOOOO cute, and no wonder it made for the best birthday ever. Charming. Just charming!