What my DH wants her to be and what she is are 2 totally different things. He wanted her to stand, wear a tiny Nordic hat with horns, a breastplate, holding a spear, singing opera. (Which is a great idea for down the road when I get better at designing.) For now, Helga is just a normal hippo in the abstract jungle!!! =)
Please visit my ravelry site for the pattern of Helga the Hippo.