A while ago i bought this beautiful dark grey alpaca yarn feeling it would make beautiful elephant, and a bit of a variation on the usual light grey.
And for a while i had quite a few grey elephant orders, and every time I offered the ordered a choice of light or dark grey, they choose the former, while all the while I had been wishing they would say dark.
And then i needed a little elephant break- i prefer not to have to make a lot of one sort of animal in a row and find often I need to take little breaks if I've had to make a lot of one thing..
but then the dark grey wool began to call to me again, and I was once again needing to find a good tram travel project. So i thought ( no offence to you light grey peeps) "bugger them if no one is going to order a dark grey one, then I'll have to go ahead and make one so you can see how beautiful the yarn is"
and so Drew came about, the dark grey elephant. And the yarn has come out even better than I had imagined.
He is a quiet little elephant who enjoys chess and library visits, and collecting coins. He was going to be Elgenon but I generally try to avoid their name starting with the same thing as what animal there are.
But then I realised he reminded me of a boy I went to high school with so he was Drew.