Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Does anyone know the Tim Conway skit from the Carol Burnett Show, the one about the Siamese Elephants? Click on the link to view it on youtube, it was quite funny.

Well ......... two of the girls at work were talking about it one day at lunch and laughing and laughing. This started a "snork war" between them. One of the ladies, Linda, and I were talking about it and I said I wonder if I could tat an elephant. Then the conversation turned to I wonder if I could tat two elephants with their trunks stuck together. Well here are the results.

Elephant number 1 was my test elephant. It is Jane's elephant, made using the onion ring method, and is the way she intended it to be. It is made using the last of my size 20 Shades of Gray HDT made by LadyShuttleMaker. Even though I considered it a "test" it turned out very very cute. Notice how the ear flap sticks up, makes it 3-D and even cuter!

Now here is where the fun began. This is the first of the snorked elephants. I had to manipulate the trunks some to get them to connect. I wish I had raised them a bit higher.

This is elephant 2, which is the complete reverse of elephant 1's pattern. I am a front side back side tatter, so this was a bit more difficult for me to get my mind around.

Here are the Siamese Elephants, connected at the trunks.

And here they are completed. It was alot of work for a bit of fun, but I saw it make Linda smile and I'm sure when she gives it to Carol it will bring a smile to her face as well.

Oh yeah and the Snorked Elephants were made using Handy Hands size 20 Lizbeth Thread, Linen Medium # 693.

Happy Tatting, Happy Life.


Today is actually Sunday 2/21 but since I already posted once this morning I'm setting this one to upload during the week. That way your not in shock to hear from me twice in one day.


Jane Eborall said...

Well I looked at the first elephant and thought 'I must make that pattern'. Then read further and you said it was one of mine!!!! I'd forgotten that!!!! Thanks for making me laugh at my stupid self!!!!
Beautifully done.

Sally Kerson said...

I think your elephants are wonderful, I've never had a go at this pattern, just the other elephant one Jane designed. It must be a zoo day as Jane has blogged her giraffe!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

How cute! Another item for my to-do list!

Tatskool said...

Wonderful, wonderful wonderful, brought such a smile to my face.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

How fun and how clever!!!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Very clever!

If I were reversing this amazing elephant pattern, I wouldn't have been too concerned about front-side, back side! Were you able to electronically 'flip' the drawing? I'm trying to figure out how you got it reversed. I couldn't have just tatted it 'reversed', that's for sure!

This is a wonderful accomplishment, and amusing that Jane didn't even realize it was hers!

Carol Lawecki said...

((((BONNIE)))) Your elephants are adorable. Also, thank you for kick starting my day with a laugh. I haven't thought about The Carol Burnett show is ages. This show was so funny and was good clean fun. I wonder if they are on reruns on tv anywhere? Thank you for a delightful post and the Siamese Elephants. And for the link to the skit on youtube. :) Happy Tatting!