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The Grateful Dedgehog

August 09, 2006

What can I say? How about TOO CUTE!

I'm loving this guy, already 3/4 done with a second, non-traditionally colored one. (What a great way to use up those Fun Fur and Boa skeins that are gathering dust!)

Grateful Dedgehog Closeup

Grateful Dedgehog

Fiber Trends "Huggable Hedgehogs" pattern, by Debbie Radtke.
Patons Classic Wool/Merino in off-white (less than one skein), LB Fun Fur Prints in Citrus (over 1 skein), needlepoint wool in kelly green. (sizes US 10-1/2 and 11 needles)
'Jewelry' is from Dress It Up, Tiny Collection, "Retro" (a Jesse James company).
Eyes are 3/8" buttons, nose is embroidered with LB Microspun in black.

The off-white didn't felt as well or as quickly as previous attempts. I shoulda remembered that from reading other peoples' posts - something to do with the bleaching process. The furry part of the body seems to be awfully big, don't know if that's a result of using the off-white or if that's the way the pattern works. I'll find out with the next one, in a few days. I'm still quite happy with this little guy; the body went quite quickly (LOTS of short rows!) and the back took a little longer. The actual knitting took me probably about 6-7 hours.

It's actually (lightly) raining right now, but I'm not going to take the time to model and photograph Meredith; I'm getting ready to go visit Mom and hopefully finish up the re-landscaping that I started last year.

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At 8/31/2006 12:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Babbled Back:  

I'm one of those people who view your blog regularly and don't leave a comment. After seeing your little critter I have to say (again) how cute it is, with his little belly button. I've never ceased to be amazed of your talent...how proud I am of you. (My yard looks great by the way. Thanks for all your hard labor in getting it done.)

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