the elephant in the room
7 October 2009
:: elephant purse
Made on a whim in an afternoon. Pattern from The Crafter’s Companion. It’s been posted off to a mystery recipient. Oooo!
Before anyone gets any ideas from this project and the two knitted elephants, I don’t have an elephant ‘thing’ going on. As some of my long-time friends know, back in 1995, I bought a new watch. Instead of numbers on the dial, it had little elephants. The strap was made of coloured rubber, also in a design of elephants. It was colourful, quirky, waterproof, cheap, and large enough for my short-sighted eyes to see from a distance.
However, on seeing the watch, my friends and family, in a spectacular coincidence all thought: ‘Alison loves elephants! Let us purchase her an elephant-themed gift immediately!’ Over the next 12 years there came elephant socks, elephant t-shirts, elephant mugs, elephant stationery, elephant key-rings, elephant mouse mats, elephant undies, elephant coasters, elephant sculptures, elephant earrings, elephant book-ends, and numerous other elephant-themed objects which I’ve forgotten about and probably thrown away.
So I thought I should make it clear, again*, in case of a relapse. If you’re thinking elephants for Christmas, please replace that thought with a nice bottle of wine or a book token.
*because those with elephantine memories will remember that they’ve read this all before, elsewhere.