another crocheted animal for another baby. early in the summer big k asked me to make two baby gifts for her. i completed a sock/glove elephant for her and this time, i made a hungry hippo. SO FREAKING CUTE.
just a note, the snout part is tricky and the author/creator does expand a bit more in her comments section, due to quite a few bloggers asking for assistance. that helped me a lot.
what i learned:
i'm just not all that great with the sewing thing. i didn't bother with sewing in buttons for the eyes and nostrils, i just used black yarn. i have this fear that any button i sew would come undone and then, BAM, the baby swallows it. my lack of sewing skills is also evidenced by how crooked the snout and head are but i think it's charming.
big k isn't sure if the baby is a boy or girl and even tho i chose pink, i think it's still a rather uni-sex stuffed animal, don't you? (good grief, now i'm wondering if it is...)
editted to add:
how hilarious is this? pat totally reminded me that i had this massive hippo as a kid. that thing was bigger than me.