Like a crazy woman, I told my sister Jenny I would knit snakes for her two boys. I kept putting it off, but I did manage to get one done and gave it to Jenny Thanksgiving. Today I finished the last one, and I just have one more to make (it is about half way done now) for another nephew gift (the kids draw names and my son drew Max who we think would love a knitted snake like I made a long time ago for his dad).
The snake is very simple, just alternate knitting and purling to create the stitch. I used batting scraps for the inside and sewed on button eyes. He measures close to 6 feet long.
That's a wool felt tongue. Have you ever heard the expression "mean as a striped snake"? Well I made some stripes on this snake with a stitch variation.
You can see the stripes here. I mailed it this morning and I hope the boys like it...