Huggable Hedgehog - Show me yours!


#81

hahaha!

Here is a photo, last night flickr for some reason wouldn’t let me put it here but it works today. i still don’t see how to put those eyes in, because I am afraid to cut it!!!

I took it to work today and someone sQUISHED it and im like OMG don’t do that its still drying!! lol DONT SQUISH MY HEDGIE!!! lol


#82

you could poke little holes using a small needle or a pen. should work. it won;t unravel cause its felted! i love his fure! its so bright and full!


#83

I just called my LYS and ordered this pattern, they are sending it to me and I should have it tomorrow!! :slight_smile:


#84

Thank you for posting those other ordering links Amanda - I have ordered my hedgie!!! Can’t wait to get started on it… so much knitting to do, so few hours in the day hahahaha!!


#85

My pleasure! I’m always glad to enable :wink:


#86

I just got my pattern. I think I will work on this in the car on the way to Laughlin this weekend :slight_smile:


#87

I put his eyes on a tad crooked but i think he’s still cute. everone at work thinks he is very cool and they can’t believe I MADE him haha!

So I ran straight out the next day to the yarn store to make 2 for my nephews, the first one is spiderman themed in colors. it was funny in the yarn shop a lady was like, what is she making? Because they had to help me find the eyelash because they redecorated and it was this big to-do and this one lady goes, she’s going to make a “colored” one??? lol I thought it was funny they had never fathomed making ones in COLORS! This is just a few hours work last night, MUCH faster then the first one :slight_smile:


#88

awwww… spider hog, spider hog… LOL CUTE!


#89

Here is the progress :slight_smile:


#90

Spider Hog!


#91

these are all sooo cute!


#92

Wow! I am inspired by all the hedgies! I actually have the patten & yearn ready and waiting to make one each for my kids as christmas presents. I can’t wait to start them now.

Question: anyone using a front loading machine to felt? I am worried because once the cycle starts, there is no taking it out!

Ooh, another question. A very beginner one… if I don’t have the exact needles the pattern calls for, will using a slightly different size mess things up?

Great job everyone!


#93

I bought the pattern! :cheering: I am not gonna start yet though, because I want to finish some projects first. I was wondering… would Cascade 220 or Lamb’s Pride work best? These sound like my top choices, but wanted an opinion on which yarn I should buy.


#94

I’ve used both. I think I prefer the Cascade because the mohair in the Lambs Pride makes the body extra fuzzy.

You can see the difference in these pics.

Blue/purple hedgehog in Lambs Pride.
Tan and green hedgehog in Cascade.


#95

either would work! :slight_smile: you need a worsted weight 100% wool yarn. just make sure its NOT a superwash wool :mrgreen:


#96

I’m working up to the head part and realized I didn’t use worsted…

Maybe I’ll just end up with a baby hedgie :slight_smile:


#97

a baby hedgie would be adorable :slight_smile:


#98

Hey everybody! OMG, these hedgies are the cutest thing! Years ago, I babysat my friend’s hedgie for the summer. He wasn’t the most playful of guys, always curled up in a ball. I think I’ll have more fun playing with this one!

Sooooooooo, can you give me advice on what yarn is going to give me the fullest, fluffiest back fur? I love Pixie’s blue fuzzy hair on hers and would like to get some that gives me that effect.

Thanks bunches.


#99

I think “Fizz” is way better then eyelash, eyelash is longer but not as “full”. I loved fizz, oddly enough the red one seems to photograph like he has more fur, but the blue one is “thicker”. I prefer Fizz.


#100

Are you talking about this yarn? http://www.straw.com/cpy/yarns/fizzcard.html Just wondering. I bought Lamb’s Pride worsted today for my hedgie but am searching for the novelty yarn. I may have to check out the Fizz yarn…