If you read this recent post, you will be familiar with the idea of me turning to crochet. Miss Dunnit and I set about making the same thing at the same time to see how cute these little amigurumi (now I know the real name!) would look in different yarns. I drew the mutlicoloured straw, so to speak. So , you can see from the picture that the elephant is worked in body parts and the body and head are one piece. It's an american pattern, so the stitches and stitch shorthand differ a bit, but I think I'm working it along alright!). Anyway, the point here is that the body is worked and then you have to increase the stitches to start the 'swell' for the head,
and as you get to decreasing, so you stuff it, that way when you cast off, the job is finished. Then you start on the little cylinders for trunk, legs and tail. Cute. Well, my good friend and confidante and chum and all round supporter, Lunch lady Jan did visit. With a lemon drizzle cake. (And no, you can't have her, she's MY friend.) We had chatted about this new 'project' and she was keen to see. And when she saw, she fell about laughing. She roared, giggled, cried and almost put her back out. Now, is it the choice of multicoloured yarn? My rubbishy stitches? I have no idea. But this is what caused her the biggest laugh of the year so far. And nearly caused a back strain. It's on the hook the correct way around...if you want a different angle, you'll have to turn your screen around. Mr Dunnit called it 'porn for crocheters'. Personally, I'm offended.