Sunday, February 6, 2011

Something Crafty(knitted) and Just for fun!!

 Just for fun and a break from schoolwork and such, I knitted up this cute little hedgehog. I won a kit to knit it years ago in WA state when my favorite yarn shop Sweet Stitch went out of business. I miss that shop and don't even live anywhere near it anymore. So I pulled out this kit and knitted away, I actually changed the color to a more purplish color from a hot pink that was in the kit. Above this is a photo of him all knitted and ready for felting. I did my felting in the dryer! I loved it so much better than felting in the washing machine. I stuffed him with some plastic so the front and back didn't felt together, it was faster and less messy. I got a bowl will hot water and a small amount of laundry soap and soaked him, zipped him in a pillow case and put him in the dryer. I checked it about every 10 minutes, half way I soaked him again and put him back in the dryer! I loved this process! If haven't felted this way, I recommend it!
 Here he is all finished and sewn up. I think he is just adorable!! Too cute. I ordered some safety eyes from etsy for him.
Just another angle, He's fluffy and puffy. He needs a name! Any ideas???


Denise Punger MD IBCLC said...

Cute. I love the purple. And by the way... is he the one eating mom's garden at night?

fitncrafty said...

Doubt it...He has no mouth... plus its a long trip.

Denise Punger MD IBCLC said...

It's a long trip, but might be worth it for anything edible at mom's house.

He kind of reminds me of the pom pom animals, but an upgrade.

Ms. M said...

I was just thinking about you the other day... as I was being chatted up my husband's new CMC. I know that yarn shop you're talking about. Sad for me, I found it shortly before they closed. Anyway, your little dude is pretty cute. Almost makes me want to learn to knit... think I'll stick with crocheting for now though, lol.

The Cloverdale Kid said...

Oh- it is the best ever! Hedgehog is king in our house- great stuff there.