I’m an absolute nut for anything handmade and can’t stop myself buying books or magazines on the subject. My latest obsession is knitted toys. I’ve been making entire families of sock toys, thanks to ‘Stray Sock Sewing’ by Daniel and have also just discovered ‘knitted wild animals’ by Sarah Keen.

 

I’ve just finished knitting an elephant for my new niece, Lauren. I don’t think an old sock is quite good enough. Hopefully she’ll love this and will carry it around with her for many years to come. I’ve stamped my name on its backside lest she forgets where it came from!

Lauren and Ellie

Lauren and Ellie