Last year, we welcomed two sweet girls into our family! My two nieces were born within a month of each other. It has been so fun to watch the two girls grow this first year. My brother’s daughter, Aspen Rose, lives down in the Atlanta Sun while my sister’s daughter, Eliza Grace, has been bearing the Boston Winter.
These past few weeks, my two nieces turned 1 year old! I wanted to do something special for them that would link them through the distance of the East Coast, so I knit them each my favorite animal. I call them the Cousin Elephants – using the same two pop colors for different elements so they match, but are not the same.
Pattern: Olli Polli the Elephant
by Heidi Bear Designs
Yarn: Spud & Chloe Fine (washable for the little rascals!)
This pattern is great – very instructional & informational. I learned many new techniques and tricks from this! I especially love this pattern because it’s written it in such a way that it’s easy to simply use a different gauge yarn and make the finished project larger (I would not go any smaller). I will most definitely be making a giant Olli in the future … for myself!