This beautiful blue elephant (known as Boo My) is the latest example of the wonderful Ellie Kivinen’s many talents, as well as a fine bit of reuse.
He used to be a sweater, knitted in 1972 for my Dad by my Mum. It was worn every Sunday (hence the slightly bonfire-y smell still lingering after a good few washes) until at least 1988. It was rediscovered by my step mother earlier this year at the back of a cupboard, a bit holey and slightly shrunken. Now the jumper has been unravelled and re-knitted by Ellie into a splendid cuddly toy, waiting for my brother’s new baby to be (expected next week), and named after his own favourite childhood toy– a blue elephant.
If you’re impressed, check out Ellie’s other gorgeous creations at http://www.etsy.com/shop/madewithlovebyellie