Today I caught Sophie in the dog bed, pulling the stuffing out of this:
This sad little elephant was one of my first knitting projects ever.
I was 15, and I made it in preparation for the arrival of Elwood. It's entirely in garter stitch and has an amazing number of errors and is just generally really crappy, but I put so much love into it! I was sure he would love it as much as I did.
Here he is, around 7 weeks old: The Cutest Puppy Ever.
He never did show the smallest bit of interest in that elephant, and it quickly migrated to the very bottom of the toy basket. It's been there now for almost 5 years, until Sophie came along and started pulling all its stuffing out. I think it's finally time to let it go.
Goodbye, sad little elephant.