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pixiepurls
05-31-2007, 01:52 PM
I would love to see some FO and pre-FO photos! I am currently knitting one, anyone else want to knit one with me??

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/212/521493510_04b186733b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/251/522638716_bd59ef24b7.jpg

The yarn
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/238/520770479_ddeac37512.jpg

PaperGirl
05-31-2007, 01:56 PM
OMG! Thats CUTE!

pixiepurls
06-01-2007, 04:43 PM
so anyone wanna knit this with me?!

Jill A.
06-01-2007, 06:15 PM
It looks familiar - where is the pattern from?

(My son was playing ball in the kitchen and spilled a glass of water on top of my laptop. I lost all bookmarks and PDF patterns!)

pixiepurls
06-01-2007, 08:10 PM
Fibertrends HUggable Hedgehog. I picked it up at my LYS in the felted patterns section!

Andrea
06-02-2007, 10:00 PM
I made one last year...here's mine before and after! This was a fun knit!! His name is Iggy :heart:

pixiepurls
06-02-2007, 11:51 PM
awe he's cute!!

misstialouise
06-03-2007, 04:31 AM
I'd love to make one.. but getting a FibreTrends pattern here in Australia is a major PITA .. .:(

crazycatlady
06-03-2007, 07:26 AM
Here's mine, just getting started on the neck/face. It looks kinda like a chicken carcass at this point. :lol:

This pattern is a hoot! We'll see how the dark purple color works out.

Sorry about the icky flash shot, it's dark and rainy this morning.

http://www.heathbar.org/images/hedge/inprogress1-sm.jpg

pixiepurls
06-03-2007, 12:42 PM
thats a great photo, I love what you picked out and the furry stuff too goes well!

I finished the front and I plan to use a different color yarn for the back to better make the fun fur stuff blend, so the paler green doesn't show through and make him look like he's balding. So I have to wind that yarn into a hank and get back to it! this helps motivate me hehe. Yours looks great! My next step is knitting hte contrasting paws.

crazycatlady
06-03-2007, 07:59 PM
Pixiepurls,

Thanks for the kind words! I finished the face this afternoon. I'm waiting on some Elann Peruvian Highland wool to do the contrast color on the paws. Hopefully that'll show up this week. I'm torn between using black, or using gray (I've got some of both on the way). Gray may actually show up better against the dark purple than black would.

I like your idea of knitting a matching color with the furry yarn to avoid the mangy look. The furry stuff I chose is fairly dark, so we'll see how that goes.

I'm looking forward to seeing your progress!

My current status:

http://www.heathbar.org/images/hedge/supaseekrit-sm.jpg

pixiepurls
06-03-2007, 09:32 PM
Yeah I think yours will look fine, for mine I have a very pale green with bright/dark blue hair so it'll look better I think, yours will belnd nicley!

jeanius80
06-04-2007, 09:42 PM
these are so cute! everytime i see them i want one! one day!

crazycatlady
06-07-2007, 09:45 AM
My Elann order came in yesterday, and I decided to use a medium heather gray for the paws. I think it looks pretty good. I managed to do 3 paws before I had to head in to work. Oh well, I gotta pay for yarn somehow. :wink:

Here's the picture from this morning:

http://www.heathbar.org/images/hedge/lilfeet-sm.jpg

KnittinMitchie
06-07-2007, 12:01 PM
I would love to make the hedgehog but I need to get the pattern first. Since I am leaving Saturday for vacation I called one of the local yarn stores where I am going and they can order it for me if they don't have it.

crazycatlady
06-09-2007, 06:57 AM
I'm working on the back of my hedgie. Doing the short row wraps and turns with the fun fur isn't as hard as I was afraid it would be. He's really looking like a hedgehog now!

http://www.heathbar.org/images/supaseekrit/workingback-sm.jpg

mishka
06-09-2007, 06:25 PM
These wee fellows are gorgeous, I think I might just have to look into getting this pattern ;D

crazycatlady
06-10-2007, 08:42 AM
He's finished!


http://www.heathbar.org/images/supaseekrit/finished/postfelting2-sm.jpg


Well, he still needs eyeballs and a nose. :-) More details on my blog.

This pattern is just awesome. My sister's birthday isn't til August, so I have plenty of time to make one or more siblings for this guy. Hedgehog army!

Andrea
06-10-2007, 05:30 PM
He looks great!! :cheering:

misstialouise
06-10-2007, 07:14 PM
Wow! He knit up quick.. didnt' he???

I found out yesterday that my LYS (Tapestry Craft) DOES sell some of the Fibre Trends patterns.. WOO!!!!

crazycatlady
06-10-2007, 08:09 PM
Thank you for the comments! Yeah, he knit up very quickly. Once he started taking shape, I just didn't want to put the needles down. I can't wait to see everyone's versions! There are so many different colors and types of fur yarns that can be used.

I bought some eyes and a nose for him at Joann Fabrics (my local AC Moore and Michaels only carry glue-on googly eyes :-(). Just for the heck of it I went with more realistic eyeballs as opposed to the solid black. Here's the final result. One of my friends told me he looks like he's wearing a rainbow clown wig. :-)

http://www.heathbar.org/images/supaseekrit/finished/minty2-sm.jpg

misstialouise
06-10-2007, 08:23 PM
CUUUUUTE

Once I finish my sweater and my DS's blankie, I think I'll need to make one for him :D

pixiepurls
06-10-2007, 09:51 PM
well I knit the hole front right, then i tried to do the paws, and i could only pick up 10 stitches not the 12 called for, otherwise i got holes trying to pick up too many! Then okay, When i seamed those they just make me angry lol!!!! I don't see how mine won't turn out wonky.. I think im being too particular or something...

beckyrhae
06-11-2007, 01:34 AM
well I knit the hole front right, then i tried to do the paws, and i could only pick up 10 stitches not the 12 called for, otherwise i got holes trying to pick up too many! Then okay, When i seamed those they just make me angry lol!!!! I don't see how mine won't turn out wonky.. I think im being too particular or something...

Just remember that felting is very forgiving. Your knitting does NOT have to be perfect for the end result to look stunning!

crazycatlady
06-11-2007, 06:30 PM
Pixiepurls,

Definitely don't stress over the paws. A couple stitches more or less won't matter. They'll felt up and turn out fine! I missed a couple rows in the back shaping, and you can't tell at all.

Andrea
06-12-2007, 06:36 PM
I completely screwed up the back because I lost my place...I just winged it and it came out fine! You'll be fine, Pixie! :heart:

pixiepurls
06-14-2007, 12:10 PM
well I got my knitting mojo back after like over a week of everything being a disaster so I''m going to attempt the paws again here very soon and have some progress pics to show etc lol.

beckyrhae
06-15-2007, 06:23 PM
I got my pattern today... not sure when I'll cast on, but I'm thinking this will be a GREAT stash buster.

KarrieLyne
06-19-2007, 11:12 PM
Hello fellow knitters.....I just learned of this site a few days ago and I ran across this wonderfully cute hedge hog. I am not such a patient person to wait for a pattern to be shipped to me so I called my LYS and to my delightment they had ONE left!! It must have been my lucky day!! So, I drove to my LYS and picked up the pattern and enough yarn to make two. One will have an apple green body with pink/white/apple green back and the other will have a plum body with dk. green/lt. green/plum back. I just started on the apple green one and am very excited to complete my very first hedgie!! I will post a picture when she is complete =)
Karrie

KarrieLyne
06-20-2007, 11:53 PM
I started my Hedgie last night and I just finished the front with the apple green yarn. Here she is...quite funny looking and you can see why I call her a "she"... she looks like she has a "chest".. LOL.

http://h1.ripway.com/theplastickitchen/Knitting/greenhedgiefront1.jpg

http://h1.ripway.com/theplastickitchen/Knitting/knittinggoodies1.jpg

crazycatlady
06-21-2007, 06:02 AM
KarrieLyne,

I love your color choices! Yes, she does seem rather "well-endowed" in the chestal region. :lol: What type of yarn is the apple green? It seems to have a really cool handdyed look.

KarrieLyne
06-21-2007, 12:35 PM
CrazyCatLady - I used a wool called Malabrigo Worsted in Apple Green! It is beautiful and I belive it is hand died due to the variations in green coloring. I have never used it before but the LYS gal said it felts beautifully. I hope to finish her today to see. I will post a pic later =) now i just gotta find where I can get the eyes and nose!!

PaperGirl
06-22-2007, 12:16 PM
Oooooooooohhhhhhhhhh.....a Malabrigo Hedgehog. SO adorable. I wonder if the LYS in Arlington has the pattern?

KarrieLyne
06-22-2007, 08:38 PM
Here is what I have done so far...she is ready to be felted...yayyyyyy!! I am so excited to see her felted...
http://h1.ripway.com/theplastickitchen/Knitting/hedgie.jpg

http://h1.ripway.com/theplastickitchen/Knitting/hedgiea.jpg

beckyrhae
06-22-2007, 09:14 PM
CUTE!

crazycatlady
06-22-2007, 10:17 PM
KarrieLyne,

She's looking great!!! I can't wait to see her all felted up!

ADAllen
06-23-2007, 09:29 AM
I've decided that I definitely want to make one of these. I think I'm headed to my LYS today to see if they've got the pattern.

KarrieLyne
06-23-2007, 10:45 PM
Hedgie is complete =)

http://h1.ripway.com/theplastickitchen/Knitting/completehedgieside.jpg

http://h1.ripway.com/theplastickitchen/Knitting/hedgiecomplete.jpg

crazycatlady
06-24-2007, 10:50 AM
She is soooo cute!!!!! :cheering: Great job!!! I love how their little arms reach out for a hug. :-)

ADAllen
06-24-2007, 02:53 PM
I've ordered my pattern, and hopefully it will come soon so I can go get my yarn next weekend!

jeanius80
06-24-2007, 08:09 PM
so adorable, all of them! i know my LYS carries this pattern, will pick one up this weeks knit night .... but i have so many other projects in my que :pout: i think this winter i will knit a bunch for the girls! a horde of hedgies :inlove:

pixiepurls
06-26-2007, 12:27 PM
man what a cute green one! I need to finish mine argh!!! I was out of town for 7 days and work is nuts and now im sick so everything keeps distracting me from knitting. ARGH! lol

beckyrhae
06-27-2007, 05:49 PM
my hedgie is felted and now sitting in the sun to dry. I totally forgot to take pictures before tossing him in the washer.

I noticed that I used a novelty yarn that was thicker than eyelash and that his back did not felt that tightly, but he is still cute... just has a big butt. :)

jeanius80
06-27-2007, 06:05 PM
... he is still cute... just has a big butt. :)
:rofl: oh i am so buying this pattern tomorrow at my knit night:mrgreen:

Andrea
06-27-2007, 10:00 PM
OMG I loooooove the green Hedgie!! :cheering:

Great job!!!! :happydance:

beckyrhae
06-28-2007, 08:58 PM
here he is!

done with Lambs Pride and Moda Dea Aire
his eyes and nose are neddle felted on

beckyrhae
06-29-2007, 10:12 PM
Man... these little guys are so much fun to knit. I went out today and cruised the LYS for fun novelty yarns... I have plenty of cascade to do tons of bodies, but very little in the way of fuzzy novelty yarns.

My daughter and I came up with these three combos to start round two with:

Pic 1: Cascade 220 in a tannish, orangey color paired with Crystal Palace Squiggle. This stuff is so much fun! My daughter wants this one for her boyfriend. I'm sure he will be thrilled. :roflhard: The paws will probably be some dark green I have lying around.. not sure yet.

Pic 2: Cascade 220 in a lovely sand color paired with Trendsetter Joy. The Joy is mostly pinks but with some lovely sublte sand color. Contrasting paws will be pink more than likely.

Pic 3: Cascade 220 again... I have several shades of purple to choose from, I'll let my DD have final say. The novelty is Berroco Crystal FX ... this yarn has both of us very intrigued. Paws will be pink... the brighter the better. :yay:I think this will be our disco hedgie.

jeanius80
06-30-2007, 12:14 AM
oh becky! :inlove: those will be great hedgies! i had no idea how big these guys are until i saw the one at my LYS last night! adorable! i didn't pick up the pattern but plan to soon. i figured i should get some other projects started/finished before i make any of these cuties :mrgreen:

anyone use WOTA from KP? i was thinking of ordering, but how much wooldo you use? a whole skein of cascade 220 or about half? TIA

PaperGirl
06-30-2007, 05:19 PM
OMG that green Hedgy is SOOOOO cute!

Ive GOT to find this pattern! Seriously! :heart:

KnittinMitchie
06-30-2007, 10:37 PM
I need to order my pattern but haven't gotten around to it yet. I think I'm gunna make mine with darker colors so he'll look like a swatch of camo fabric.

beckyrhae
06-30-2007, 11:05 PM
oh becky! :inlove: those will be great hedgies! i had no idea how big these guys are until i saw the one at my LYS last night! adorable! i didn't pick up the pattern but plan to soon. i figured i should get some other projects started/finished before i make any of these cuties :mrgreen:

anyone use WOTA from KP? i was thinking of ordering, but how much wooldo you use? a whole skein of cascade 220 or about half? TIA

I would say a little more than half. My first hedgie was made with Lambs Pride and its 190+ yards, I'm guessing I used all but 25-30 yards of it.

beckyrhae
07-01-2007, 08:21 PM
Green hedgie is done! Well ... he is knitted up and felted so not completely done. I have to wait for him to dry before needle felting his eyes and nose on.

Here are some pics:

1: Front almost done. Squiggle for fuzzy back and some Berroco Ultra Alpaca in the perfect shade of green for his paws.

2&3: Knitting done! Time to felt!

4&5: Felting done! Time to dry!

6: Separated at birth? :rofling:

PaperGirl
07-02-2007, 01:01 PM
:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

cathoo
07-05-2007, 06:42 AM
I love these! They are soooo cute!

Could one of you approximate how much yarn it took to do the bodies? I think I have some leftovers that would be good for this, but I want to be sure.

ADAllen
07-05-2007, 07:22 AM
I love these! They are soooo cute!

Could one of you approximate how much yarn it took to do the bodies? I think I have some leftovers that would be good for this, but I want to be sure.
my pattern says that it takes 165yrds of the main color and 100yrds of the novelty yarn, but I haven't actually done one yet so I don't have any experience to speak from.

ADAllen
07-07-2007, 03:44 PM
I'm going to probably be starting my hedgie in the next week! I'm all readyhttp://farm2.static.flickr.com/1312/748645855_9b650fa356.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adallen/748645855/)

ADAllen
07-09-2007, 12:02 AM
Wow this is a super quick knit! I just cast him on this evening so I could stop looking at that tiny lace weight yarn and I'm already done with his front.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1326/758100131_893b42a9af.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adallen/758100131/)

Now I need some experienced advice. The main color is Cascade 220 #7812 http://www.knittingzone.com/catalog/images/cascade/220_7812.jpg. and his back is Linie 85 Smash #0131 (http://www.joana-leyer.de/product_info.php?cPath=22_36_60_286&products_id=105181&language=en&osCsid=89a5d566cee6d947c5626dbcf9b212cc) (the green/yellow/blue/brown color on that page). My question is this, should I order some brown for the paws that matches the back or use the leftover Wool of the Andes Hyacinth (which is a really royal purple) that I have in my stash?

I've got plenty of time to order something else (It's a gift for a baby that's isn't due until next year:teehee:) I kinda like the idea of the purple because it would be a fun bright color and brown just doesn't sound as fun. But it also bothers me greatly that it wouldn't match the back fur. What do you guys think?

jeanius80
07-09-2007, 12:08 AM
i would use the stash, and you can duplicate stitch his eyes & mouth in the same to match. too cute!

pixiepurls
07-10-2007, 04:02 PM
I'm about ready to pick mine up again soon and finish the back part... yours looks great! It's always better to use stash of course but if you are very particular about the color then get the other color. Just think, will I mind it after it's done?

jeanius80
07-10-2007, 06:15 PM
i just bought the pattern today! i also bought 3 different colors of cascade and 3 different fun furs. so excited to make one, but i have decided i need to finish my jaywalker socks first!

beckyrhae
07-10-2007, 06:36 PM
I forgot to post this picture of the finished "Sigmond Hedgie"

The picture is blurry... and my DD already gave him to her boyfriend. But he turned out really cute.

Made with cascade 220 and squiggle. :yay:

jeanius80
07-10-2007, 07:11 PM
i love 'sigmond'! he is so cute

pixiepurls
07-12-2007, 11:53 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1346/794165823_94af7656e6.jpg

Okay I finally did all the paws and picked up all around. Not too horrible btu I have some "holes" in a few places because dang it realy doesn't have you pick many up does it? I'll go in before i felt it and close those up... but now it's more short rows.

I'm using 1 strand of fizz and 1 strand of something that had sparkles in it because I liked the idea of a sparkly hedgehog :)

ADAllen
07-13-2007, 09:18 AM
Its so cute Pixi! I just finished knitting mine up last night. Hopefully tonight I will get a chance to take some before and after felting pictures :)

larudden
07-13-2007, 05:21 PM
Geez, Pixie, it doesn't look like there's any room on that bed for you! HA! I'd be in the same boat as you except Nora's a pug and doesn't take up much room. ALTHOUGH, for such a puglet, she sure can spread out! And she snores!

pixiepurls
07-13-2007, 08:50 PM
that's why we have a king haha!!

KnittingNora
07-15-2007, 10:10 PM
Oh wow, I want to make one!!!! They are so cute! I love the different colour combinations you are all doing!
I don't really have a LYS and have to make most of my purchases online - is there anywhere that I can get the pattern from online? Or could someone post the name etc so I can do a search? :thumbsup:

ADAllen
07-15-2007, 10:50 PM
Here (http://www.paradisefibers.net/Fibertrends-Hedgehog-Pattern-p/2174.htm) is where I got my pattern from. The pattern isn't enough for them to ship so I also ordered the felted flock pattern.

Here is my Hedgie prior to felting, and while he was drying.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1047/824632702_10c049bf3e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adallen/824632702/in/set-72157600386195896/)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1354/823759679_91991f64e8.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adallen/823759679/in/set-72157600386195896/)

jeanius80
07-16-2007, 12:10 AM
amanda he is very cute!i really like how the duplicae stitching turned out! what 'fur' did you use? it looks very similar to some OnLine smash(?) i bought for a hedgie!

ADAllen
07-16-2007, 12:29 AM
amanda he is very cute!i really like how the duplicae stitching turned out! what 'fur' did you use? it looks very similar to some OnLine smash(?) i bought for a hedgie!
It is the OnLine smash color #0131. I'm really happy with how the duplicate stitch turned out too. One eye is a little smaller than the other, but I'm the only one who could possibly notice it. (I'm way too much of a perfectionist when it comes to some things)

KnittingNora
07-16-2007, 06:35 AM
Thanks for the link, but they don't ship to here... never mind *sniff* *sniff*

ADAllen
07-16-2007, 09:22 AM
I found it at KnitWitts (http://www.knitwitts.com/item/228X_Huggable_Hedgehog/3837/c214) and at Carodan Farm (http://www.carodanfarm.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/product4276.html). They both say they ship internationally. I didn't specifically look for Singapore though. I found a couple other places, but they only offer the kit and I didn't like the yarn in the kit so I didn't even check to see if they shipped internationally. We'll get you working on your hedgehog yet ;)

pixiepurls
07-16-2007, 03:11 PM
Amanda I love yous with the colored yarn for the face etc, very cute! I finished the first bit of short row shaping last night!

pixiepurls
07-17-2007, 01:17 AM
Oh check it out!!
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1351/833784443_f7f79dc899.jpg?v=0
Yes my cat is bizzare and likes to sit in the bathtub.

Okay question, am I going to have to CUT a hole to insert the eyes and nose?? I don't see how I can get the dull ends through all that hard fabric. I think I felted it a bit too long because I wanted the back to felt better, it didn't seem to want to felt nearly as much as the front did.

beckyrhae
07-17-2007, 01:39 AM
Did you not sew it up with cotton to remove after it was felted? If you didnt, you can cut felted fabric and resew it after you attach the eyes and stuff it. :)

snephenie
07-17-2007, 02:10 AM
Those are sooo cute!! I must make one!

pixiepurls
07-17-2007, 09:05 AM
well it never said to do that with the eyes lol it said to do that with the "butt" to baste it, I had no idea!! lol oppsy!

beckyrhae
07-17-2007, 09:50 AM
You should be able to use the hole in the butt to put in your eyes and then stuff it.

Sharly
07-17-2007, 10:00 AM
Glad I read from the top down! That last post would sound awful taken out of context!!

The Hedgies are adorable!! Everyone has done a fantastic job :)

beckyrhae
07-17-2007, 10:18 AM
Glad I read from the top down! That last post would sound awful taken out of context!!

The Hedgies are adorable!! Everyone has done a fantastic job :)
:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

pixiepurls
07-17-2007, 10:18 AM
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!!!!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1351/833784443_f7f79dc899.jpg


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

jeanius80
07-17-2007, 02:04 PM
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!

snephenie
07-17-2007, 02:27 PM
I just called my LYS and ordered this pattern, they are sending it to me and I should have it tomorrow!! :)

KnittingNora
07-17-2007, 08:40 PM
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!!

ADAllen
07-17-2007, 11:22 PM
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!!
My pleasure! I'm always glad to enable ;)

snephenie
07-18-2007, 07:52 PM
I just got my pattern. I think I will work on this in the car on the way to Laughlin this weekend :)

pixiepurls
07-19-2007, 12:48 PM
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!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1090/847888579_faf9fa1c09.jpg

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 :)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1381/848753022_0c328a1d0f.jpg

beckyrhae
07-19-2007, 07:21 PM
awwww... spider hog, spider hog... LOL CUTE!

pixiepurls
07-21-2007, 11:34 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1439/867501044_73dbf9b8d8.jpg

Here is the progress :)

pixiepurls
07-23-2007, 12:11 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1170/874354384_5e7a18fd92.jpg

Spider Hog!

Foxyie
07-23-2007, 12:53 AM
these are all sooo cute!

hopemartin
07-23-2007, 08:47 AM
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!

knitwit628
07-25-2007, 02:54 PM
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.

beckyrhae
07-25-2007, 05:15 PM
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.

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.

jeanius80
07-25-2007, 05:16 PM
either would work! :) you need a worsted weight 100% wool yarn. just make sure its NOT a superwash wool :mrgreen:

snephenie
07-25-2007, 05:19 PM
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 :)

pixiepurls
07-25-2007, 10:44 PM
a baby hedgie would be adorable :)

larudden
07-26-2007, 10:20 AM
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.

pixiepurls
07-26-2007, 01:38 PM
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.

knitwit628
07-26-2007, 05:12 PM
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.

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...

pixiepurls
07-27-2007, 11:11 AM
yup, fizz! That's it.

jeanius80
07-29-2007, 12:53 PM
i am casting on today! anyone double strand? what size needle did you use (single or double) ... TIA

p.s. my first one is going to be bright pink :cheering:

pixiepurls
07-29-2007, 02:06 PM
I know your supposed to kit it loose, its on a larger needle then the yarn calls for because it felts better if its loose apprently.

snephenie
07-30-2007, 02:17 AM
i am casting on today! anyone double strand? what size needle did you use (single or double) ... TIA

p.s. my first one is going to be bright pink :cheering:


So is mine!! My DD picked up Pink and Purple...I'm using this purple disco yarn!!!

knitwit628
07-30-2007, 10:32 AM
I'm making a pink and purple one too! Also, I am making one for my dad to put on his desk at work and it will be orange and navy because that's the university of illinois colors where he went to school. I am also planning on making a lime green and purple one for my friend... so much to do!

jeanius80
07-30-2007, 04:19 PM
i was picking out the yarn (i had lys owner pull out the pattern for me too) and she asked what i was making. the colors my dd was holding were pink, yellow, and a heathered lavender/grey. i said hedgies and she was kinda surprised at the color choices :rofl: it was great! i am going to take them with me when i go to knit night on thursday! i just finished the first 3 rows of the back... i am going to stitch in the eyes and nose, then back to working all those short rows *sigh*

i also just knit and felted a hot pink sheep! have to photograph and post in whacha knittin? forum.......

pixiepurls
07-31-2007, 10:41 AM
yeah at my LYS everyone was shockd I was making a "colored" hedgehog lol! THey are so much cuter then the other ones IMHO, I mean its a toy right? it should be fun colors!

knitwit628
08-06-2007, 03:23 PM
Ok, I am just about to start a hedgehog for my friend's birthday next week and was wondering if you use the same yarn from the front of the body to knit with the novelty yarn on the back. Or, if the novelty yarn matches the yarn on the paws, could you knit with that on the back? I wanted to know what everyone else did!

snephenie
08-06-2007, 03:55 PM
I used the paw color yarn to carry with the novelty yarn.

I'm almost done with mine, I'll post pictures tonight.

jeanius80
08-06-2007, 05:48 PM
here is my hedgie, almost ready! i need to do the last set (decreasing) of short rows... it's for my niece, sh's turning 4 on the 19th:cheering:http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1133/1032424134_b93ac52927.jpg

sheep is from the fiber trends felted flock pattern... sheepie is very interested in the new guy ....

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1182/1032424532_376c7dbb8e.jpg
sheepie says, "why do you have a can in your butt??"
hedgie says, "why are you full of socks???"


:rofl:

knitwit628
08-08-2007, 10:37 AM
Those are SOOOO cute jeanius!!! Great job!!! :yay:

I started my hedgehog yesterday and am working on sewing the arms and legs. I am confused about how to do this because the directions don't seem to really tell you how. Do I fold the arm/leg over like the first pic and sew it up? Or do I do that and fold over the remaining section of the arm/leg and sew the two together. It's really hard for me to explain this for some reason in words so sorry if it doesn't make sense. That's why I am posting pictures. Which way is the right way?

ADAllen
08-08-2007, 01:27 PM
Think of the blue part as the front of the hand/arm. You actually roll the whole 'arm' down. There is no elbow in the arm. That little corner is more like an armpit. I'm not sure how to explain it, but neither of those pictures are quite right. I remember being really confused by it too. I'm sorry I can't be more helpful, but I'm at work right now. If somebody hasn't done a better job of explaining it by the time I get home, I'll try to draw something up for you. Good luck! I love those colors ;)

ADAllen
08-08-2007, 01:28 PM
ya know, as I look at your pictures more, I think your purple/blue may be in the wrong spot. I think it should be along the long edge of the arm.

knitwit628
08-08-2007, 02:03 PM
hmm thats weird... I picked up the stitches on the edge of the arm. This part has me really confused :??.

beckyrhae
08-08-2007, 02:50 PM
Yep. You should have picked up along the long side to knit the contrast and then rolled the arms down.

ADAllen
08-08-2007, 03:56 PM
I hope this helps:

here is what your arm should look like:
http://x6c.xanga.com/6168156b17c36140614300/s103643311.jpg
Here is where your CC stitches should go:
http://x53.xanga.com/4958277717ca8140614371/s103643376.jpg
Here is how you roll the arm down:
http://x43.xanga.com/c31d91f309030140614477/s103643462.jpg

beckyrhae
08-08-2007, 04:11 PM
amanda... you rock! I was trying to look thru my hedgie pics and see if I had any pictures before I sewed up the arm but your pictures are perfect!

knitwit628
08-08-2007, 04:18 PM
Thank you so much Amanda! :hug: it was so nice of you to post that!!! Now I just have to redo the paws and do just like what you showed in the pics. Thanks! :happydance:

ADAllen
08-08-2007, 04:25 PM
I hope they help. I remember that part being really confusing. I was so determined that my hedgehog was going to have elbows.

snephenie
08-09-2007, 01:34 PM
Just a few more rows and "Harry" (my DD named him, the pink & purple MALE hedgehog) is ready to felt.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b42/knitz/P1010082-1.jpg

ADAllen
08-09-2007, 01:41 PM
He looks like a rock star!

pixiepurls
08-10-2007, 05:18 PM
GLad I'm not the only one those arms confused, I actually put my first hedgie down for like over a month because of those dang arms lol.. once you get it though, the second hedgie is WAY easier!

ADAllen
08-24-2007, 08:57 AM
I should be starting up another one this weekend or early next week. I'll try to take a picture of my yarns before I get started, but sometimes I just get so excited to cast on that I forget about pictures :eyes:

MsBehavin
08-24-2007, 01:32 PM
Your hedgehog is such a cutie!! <- only 2 yrs later right?? lol

(ps. please forgive me I am still trying to figure this website out) I was kinda out of commission for 3 months, cause I had a broken ankle and anyhoo I mistakenly thaught this was an old thread.....my bad???)

KnittingNora
08-24-2007, 10:46 PM
My kit finally arrived, and here is my finished hedgie!!
I am really pleased with how he turned out. I decided to embroider his nose and eyes as he is for a 2yr old niece for Christmas - she chews everything so I didn't want eyes being swallowed!!!
Anyway, here he is!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/HamsterPics/Knitting/Knitting007.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/HamsterPics/Knitting/Knitting008.jpg

jeanius80
08-24-2007, 10:57 PM
very cute!

AliB
08-30-2007, 04:22 AM
Love these hedgehogs! I'm from the UK - anyone know how I can get hold of a pattern?

ADAllen
09-09-2007, 07:12 PM
I just finished my second hedgehog. I made his eyes and nose a little small. Maybe I'll try to needle felt some more on before I stuff him. :think:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1054/1352818354_712275f490.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adallen/1352818354/)
He's pretty darn cute though, and he and his brother are going to make an adorable set for the twins!
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1171/1351930171_39532345c6.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adallen/1351930171/in/photostream/)

dagny
09-09-2007, 11:18 PM
These little guys are too adorable everyone! I must make one! :drool:

Lady Violet
09-11-2007, 09:38 PM
Love these hedgehogs! I'm from the UK - anyone know how I can get hold of a pattern?

if there's not a UK supplier/distributer, someone over here could order it/get it from their lys and ship it to you. i'd offer, but i'm flat broke until i get my first paycheck from my brand new job that i hopefully start on thursday. :roll:

my, my. after seeing the hedgies in this thread, i am apparently going to have to make a few of these myself! :wink:

Dangles
09-12-2007, 03:30 AM
KnittingNora, what yarn was that you used for your hedgehog? He looks great!

Annasta111
09-15-2007, 04:11 PM
I just ordered this pattern and was wondering how much yarn and what needle size is suggested? I want to ensure I have everything so I can start the day it comes in :) Thanks in advance.... everyones lil hogs looked soooooooo cute I HAVE to make some myself!!!! You guys are such enablers :)

jberry16
09-17-2007, 07:38 PM
10.5 and 11 needle 24" circ. 10 yards contrasting wool for paws 165 yards for hedgehog and 100 yds novelty yarn for fur...then whatever you want to use for face features, embroidery floss or buttons or whatever. I have this memorized b/c I just dyed my yarn and began #1 for my kiddos for Christmas-you can see the pics of the yarn in my blog.

Annasta111
09-19-2007, 12:31 PM
Thank you so very much!!!! Love the yarn!

jeanius80
09-20-2007, 10:05 PM
here is my finished hedgie, and the happy niece who got it for her 4th bday :)
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1136/1414519009_7e6cc7aa40.jpg


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1046/1415391970_9c7921344e.jpg

jberry16
09-21-2007, 09:42 AM
that's so cool!
How'd you do the eyes and nose? before or after felt? and with what?

jeanius80
09-23-2007, 01:57 AM
i stitched them on before i felted. :) same cascade 220 yarn as the hands and some patons classic merino (the black eyes)

jberry16
09-23-2007, 10:28 AM
Thanks Jeanie, I've finished #1 & #2 and will finish # 3 today. Once they're felted I have to hide them at my Grandma's house to dry.
What'd y'all use to stuff them with while they dried?

jeanius80
09-23-2007, 11:47 AM
i gutted an old pillow ;)

i washed it in hot water and dried it in the dryer, then ripped and stuffed

Stonington
09-25-2007, 11:31 AM
I just called and they will hold the last one for me! :woot:I can't wait to make a few of these for the grand kids! Is the pattern pretty straight forward? Will WOTA work for them? Everyones' finished Hedgies are sooo cute! :heart:

anne
n. sebago, ME

jberry16
09-25-2007, 06:04 PM
yippee!!!!!!! They're very fast, I knit all 3 of mine in 1 week. I think the pattern was very easy to follow and yes wota will work, you'll need 165 yards for each hedgehog + 10 yards contrasting color for paws + 100 yards of eyelash yarn, I used lion brand's fun fur (need 2 skeins per hog). The Michael's here is closing it out at $1.00 a skein! Can't wait to see yours.

Stonington
09-26-2007, 07:45 AM
yippee!!!!!!! They're very fast, I knit all 3 of mine in 1 week. I think the pattern was very easy to follow and yes wota will work, you'll need 165 yards for each hedgehog + 10 yards contrasting color for paws + 100 yards of eyelash yarn, I used lion brand's fun fur (need 2 skeins per hog). The Michael's here is closing it out at $1.00 a skein! Can't wait to see yours.

Thanks! :hug: The store was closed when I got out of work last night, Wednesday is their late night-so will pick it up tonight. yay! I have to finish dd's sweatshirt then on to the huggables.

anne
n. sebago, me

Annasta111
09-29-2007, 08:59 AM
I'm a severe newbie and was able to complete this lil guy. The first one I did I just did with some cheap acrylic yarn since I did not want to waste good yarn and flub it up bad..... For newbies, pay CLOSE attention to all your w&t's!!!!! Kinda hard to frog fun fur!! LOL.... But they are great and a lot of fun.... even for a newbie I got it done within a few days.

jberry16
09-29-2007, 10:38 AM
yeah!!! Theyre easy to do, just require a little counting, I'd wait to do the backs till my kids were napping or down for the night. You can see pics of mine from today's post on my blog, just click the purple sock on my sig.

Stonington
10-02-2007, 10:35 AM
yeah!!! Theyre easy to do, just require a little counting, I'd wait to do the backs till my kids were napping or down for the night. You can see pics of mine from today's post on my blog, just click the purple sock on my sig.

:cheering:they are great! and I love the slipper sock. My mum would like those i think.. may do some to put in with her Christmas package. Thanks for sharing!

anne

ritaw
10-07-2007, 08:58 AM
Hi i have managed to get the pattern at last . I am in the uk .

Can someone help me .

When you do the back do you use both the wool and the funky yarn together?

thanks

ADAllen
10-07-2007, 11:40 AM
Hi i have managed to get the pattern at last . I am in the uk .

Can someone help me .

When you do the back do you use both the wool and the funky yarn together?

thanks
Yes you do. You knit with them both at the same time, and it doesn't look quite right until you felt it. But once that wool shrinks up the funky yarn scrunches together and the ends poof out and it makes a fantastic, full, fuzzy back.

ritaw
10-07-2007, 11:55 AM
Thank you ADAllen,

I have been looking at all the lovely hedgehogs everyone has made and i feel inspired. They are great!

I have never felted before so this will be a first.

I can tell you that getting the pattern here is next to nil.

A very kind friend in America has kindly sent me a copy.

Thank you again for your kind advice.

ADAllen
10-07-2007, 12:31 PM
No problem at all. I'm really excited about seeing your hedgehog. If he turns out half as cute as your elephants were, then he will bring all sorts of love and joy to someone's life.

ritaw
10-07-2007, 02:15 PM
Thanks so much. The elephants went down a treat with the girls at my sons party last week.

I would like to ask one more question, I have never felted before. The pattern states for 10 ply . Is that aran wool?
and does it have to be all wool. I have aran but when i look at the label it says 100% acrylic.

Thanks

ADAllen
10-07-2007, 04:09 PM
I'm pretty sure it has to be 100% wool. I'm not sure if it is aran or not. I used Cascade 220 (http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/8/1117?gclid=CIiyr-HK_Y4CFQ8uHgodyxGWwA) for one and Wool of the Andes (http://www.knitpicks.com/Wool+of+the+Andes_YD5420103.html) for the other. I don't know what you have available to you, but I think acrylic won't work. If you wanted to test something in your stash, you could try doing a felted join (get the two ends wet and quickly rub them together in your palms for about a minute to join them together).

ritaw
10-08-2007, 10:55 AM
Hi again!

I have just come back from my LYS. They had no pure wool just mixed stuff. So i have just ordered two balls of cascade yarn from the internet. I will still have to wait to knit my hedgie. I have got the needles and the funky fur.
All i have to do is wait.

One more question.. When you knit the back is it knit withe the colour that is used for the paws othe colour that is used for the front of the body?

Thank you

ADAllen
10-08-2007, 11:08 AM
One hank of the Cascade 220 will be enough to make the front and back of your hedgie. I just used some scraps for my paws and face. If you want to use a different color you probably could. For example if you wanted to really different colors like PixiPurls' Spiderman Hedgie then the contrast color might be better for the back. If you decide to use a different color you will be able to see the change at the hair line.

ritaw
10-08-2007, 11:14 AM
Thank you!

As i said i ordered two balls in different colours so i will be able to do two then.

After all that searching to find the pattern here in the uk i managed to obtain one from a friend in America.

Well someone has sent me a link today , that we can get it in the uk.

here it is.

http://www.getknitted.com/acatalog/Felting_.html (http://www.getknitted.com/acatalog/Felting_.html)

When i wash it to felt what temperature does it go on and is it for the whole cycle?

ritaw
10-12-2007, 06:18 AM
I got my yarn in the post today. Hooorahhhhhhh:cheering:

Can anyone of you lovely people talk me through the felting process.

I am in the uk and i have a front loading washer.

Thank you

iwouldratherbeknitting
10-14-2007, 03:40 AM
Ok, it's much easier to felt in a top-load machine- so, you can check the 'felting process' often.. that said..

I did live in Italy w/ a front load washer and here is what I did.

IF you know which cycle uses the least amount of water- use that (small loads) and hot water only. *I just turned off the cold water on the faucet for the cold water and remembered to turn it back on for future loads.

To 'check' the felting process.. I actually just unplugged my washer.. and after a few minutes I was able to open the door to check to see how things were going. It's not the best method.. but, sometimes the felting process will happen within 5 minutes.

AND, you know how long those wash cycles are for the European washing machines! AND, you have much less 'agitation' in the European machines- so, make sure you put something else in there for the felting to toss about with.. jeans, cotton dish cloths, (no towels- the lint can get on the felted item)..

I also put my felted item in a pillowcase and tied a knot in the top.. so, I didn't get the felting fuzz/lint all inside the machine.

Truthfully, for the next felting projects.. I saved them until I went to the states and did felting at a friend's house.. but, it is possible to do it in your machine.

ritaw
10-14-2007, 12:30 PM
Thank you for your kind advice:muah: I will be sure to follow it.

I have done the front and have done part of the back. I have to say that this is my first attempt at using circular needles and i hate it lol .
My fingers are killing me . am i doing something wrong or is this normal?
Anyway here is my hedgie as it is with an unfinished back.

Sheridan
10-14-2007, 06:54 PM
I am stuck, already. I am only 13 rows in and already confused.

Okay, so I have been knitting 5 and then w&t and then I think I got up to row 12 (sidenote: how do you keep track?, I have heard of 'stitch markers'? what are they and where can I get one?).

So now my hedgie looks like this:

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/9994/picture098tq9.jpg

So now it says "LEGS" and I have to knit 4 stitches for 9 rows, which is fine, but am I doing this right? What the heck is the bit I just knitted?
(I am one of those people who needs to visualise it or see it as I go :aww:. So I knit 4 stitches from this bit?... or am I on the wrong row and need to go to the other end and start working on 4 stitches from that end?

ritaw
10-15-2007, 08:07 AM
You are doing it right. The four stiches knit for 9 rows is the foot which later you will pick up stiches and attach the paws onto.

The begining bit you have just done is his bottom .

You can get stitchmarkers from your Lys . I found that if after every w&t i write down the number i am to do , i do not lose track. so if you havedone 5 w&t then write down the next nuber and start to knit.

I hope this helps. I am no expert as i have not finished mine yet but that is my advice so far.

Sheridan
10-15-2007, 07:48 PM
Ritaw: ooh, his bottom, he probably won't appreciate me saying "what the heck is this bit?" then, lol

Thank you, I am glad to know I am doing this right!! I will keep going then.

ritaw
10-16-2007, 06:42 AM
You are welcome lol

I have just had a go at felting in my front loading washer and nearly flooded the kitchen.

I managed to get him out.

His front is felted but the back is not done yet so i may have to put him back in.

ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO SEE THE WOOL UNDER THE FUR?

Sheridan
10-16-2007, 07:04 AM
I was doing it wrong. His bottom got weirder and weirder looking and I just knew I had done something wrong but couldn't figure out where I went wrong.

I had a break from it (did a bit of crochet actually) then came back and it was glaringly obvious what I had done - I had forgotten the knit row in between so I was knitting 5 then w&t and then knitting 5 and w&t all at the same end.

What an idiot. He just got stranger and stranger and didn't look like anyone elses *embarrassed*

All sorted out now so chugging along!!

I have a front loader too so I might have to hand-felt him.

Ritaw, I just had a look to see where you are because I knew you must be in the Uk! How did I know??
When I went travelling over there one thing I noticed was that english people have their washing machines in their kitchens!! very strange, lol. Over here we don't do that.
It will be my laundry room that I flood, ha ha!!

ritaw
10-16-2007, 07:39 AM
Lol well i have just put mine in with some water from the kettle . Hopefully it will be ok .

My machine is what the call childproof only it is also adultproof and no doubtly bullet proof :)

Sheridan
10-17-2007, 08:43 AM
I have finished the main part of the front, now I have to do the paws and the back

ADAllen
10-17-2007, 04:41 PM
I'm getting impatient Rita :eyes: I want to see how it looks!:teehee:

ritaw
10-18-2007, 06:12 AM
I am sorry to say that it was a disaster. My fun fur yarn was not good as when my hedgehog came out . It was very bald.

It looked terrible. There was so many gaps . although the wool had shrunk and felted , the fun fair was not very good and shrunk too.

I have a friend who has kindly offered to send me some lionbrand tto try again. I was so upset. I even posted in the questions section but no one replied lol.
Apperently not all fun fair is good for it. On ravelry another person had major balding issues.

You will have to wait till my next attempt :)

ritaw
10-18-2007, 06:14 AM
Carry on sheridan. cannot wait to see it.

ADAllen
10-18-2007, 08:12 AM
I am sorry to say that it was a disaster. My fun fur yarn was not good as when my hedgehog came out . It was very bald.

It looked terrible. There was so many gaps . although the wool had shrunk and felted , the fun fair was not very good and shrunk too.

I have a friend who has kindly offered to send me some lionbrand tto try again. I was so upset. I even posted in the questions section but no one replied lol.
Apperently not all fun fair is good for it. On ravelry another person had major balding issues.

You will have to wait till my next attempt :)
awww *hugs*

ritaw
10-18-2007, 08:37 AM
Thank you.

I needed that hug :)

Have you heard of anyone else with this problem?

Sheridan
10-18-2007, 09:05 AM
Rita what ghastly news!! You poor thing, roadkill already lol.

Should I 'test' my fluffy wool? I have just started the back, nearly put all the stitches on, (completely lost count of course but got the gist of it).

But now I think I would like to test the fun fur wool first.

Boiling water straight on it or knit a swatch? hmm...

I'll be back!!

ritaw
10-18-2007, 09:44 AM
Sheridan !

From my experience . I would knit a small swatch with both yarns as you would for the hedgehog . Then try and felt it and see if it is ok. If it felts but leaves big gaps then do not use it.

Yea lol road kill hhhaaaaahhaaa .

Poor thing! It is not cheap either to make and throw away.

The cascade is 5 pounds here without delivery , that would make it at over 11 dollars

flea
10-19-2007, 05:04 AM
The "fur" part of mine doesn't look as full and fluffy as all of ya'll's. I think I'm getting the wrong kind of novelty yarn.
http://www.fleatopia.com/imgs/hedge1.jpg
http://www.fleatopia.com/imgs/hedge2.jpg


See what I mean? And you can see an awful lot of the wool through his back fur. I want to

ritaw
10-19-2007, 06:13 AM
Hi Flea! Mine looked totally bald . and the fur had shrunk.

What fun fur did you use? Apperently fizz and lionbrand are the main substitutes. I contacted Fibertrends just make sure for my 2nd attempt.

So sorry .

flea
10-19-2007, 07:31 AM
I used some that I found in my LYS discount bin on the way to check out when I bought my wool yarn. It's... Filati FF "Park." (http://www.fuzzymabel.com/yarn/fff/fff_park.shtml)

It seemed more than full enough, but I'm using Fun Fur on my next hedgie to see if there's an improvement.

ritaw
10-19-2007, 07:37 AM
Good luck with the next one. :)

Have you tried to felt for a little bit longer . Looking at your top picture. I think it may need a bit more.

ritaw
10-19-2007, 07:49 AM
Here are two close up pics of mine . he was bald lol
He looked great before he went in. (bottom Pic)

ADAllen
10-19-2007, 08:08 AM
Those colors look great together Flea. I agree with Rita, you might want to try to felt it some more. My back did felt a lot slower than the front.

flea
10-19-2007, 01:02 PM
I can just toss it back in again and that's cool? Well... I can't think why it wouldn't be. heh. I'll do that! Thanks!

ritaw
10-20-2007, 02:53 AM
Ldet us know if it works flea.

Mulderknitter
10-21-2007, 05:16 PM
I just started mine yesterday and am now almost done. he would be done except I ran out of teh back fur.
here's hedgie:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b197/MulderMom/Picture064-1.jpg
Thanks for looking!

AngMac
10-21-2007, 05:35 PM
I am almost done with mine. He just needs to be felted, stuffed and sewn together. So, Mr. Hedgehog is off to the washer in a bit to get his finishing touches started.

Sheridan
10-22-2007, 06:21 AM
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6986/picture186af2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Here is my little fellow (is everyone's a boy?)

I am very happy with the result although the wool I used for the paws could have felted better. I didn't test it because I couldn't be bothered, and to be honest, i don't mind the knitted look on his paws.

Very happy with the fluffy yarn at the back. As far as I can tell none of it fell out during the felting process (which I did by hand, didn't trust the machine after what happened to you, ritaw!).

Today I went to my LYS and bought some more novelty yarn to make another hedgie, a girl one. They had a sale on and I didn't realise till I got home and looked at the receipt that the ball of yarn cost me 49cents! Bargain!

Sheridan
10-22-2007, 06:27 AM
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/9018/picture187wx2.th.jpg (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture187wx2.jpg)

And just for fun, here is my 49 cent bargain!

ADAllen
10-22-2007, 09:01 AM
Oh my goodness! if that isn't the most huggable thing I have ever seen! I don't know that I could ever put it down.

ritaw
10-22-2007, 09:14 AM
Sheridan . It looks wonderful. Great job > He is so sweet.

How do you felt by hand ? And for how long?

I just had a look at your blog . What a lovely little boy Baden is !
I love the pic where he is asleep on the floor.

Just priceless :)

Sheridan
10-22-2007, 07:46 PM
Felting by hand: I don't know if this is the official way to do it because I have never done it before, but I put it in the sink and ran boiling hot water over it, then got some babywash liquid soap (but detergent or shampoo would work just as well I reckon) and rubbed it in and rubbed the fibres together (wearing rubber gloves).

Then I got it out and got the excess water out by rolling it in a teatowel and got an old clean dog brush (the ones with the spikes) and brushed and brushed and brushed it. The dog brush actually helped the fun fur yarn come up too, all the little loops came out from in between the knitting.

Then I stuffed him to shape him and left him on top of my kitchen bench and I would brush him a few times every time I walked past him during the day and then I did the boiling water thing again.

I think it worked pretty well. A bit of effort, but nothing too drastic, especially after the hours of knitting him!

Ritaw, are you going to have another go?

Thanks for reading my blog, and yes, Baden is a constant source of joy to me, thank you :).

ritaw
10-23-2007, 03:08 AM
Thank you Sheridan :)

I am going to try again. I am just waiting for a very kind and dear friend in the US to send me the lionbrand.

Your one looks just adorable. I love him.

I enjoyed your blog very much and anything to do with kids has me gushing lol
I had a pic of my son where he had been about 4 and he had his little helmet on . He had been out in the garden most of the day and then i found him asleep on the floor with the helmet still on.
The pic was not on a digital camera so i cant post it. But trust me it was just such a beautiful sight.

Sheridan
10-26-2007, 07:34 PM
What a shame you don't live closer rita, I just went through my stash and found about ten balls of that novelty yarn in all different colours.

I completely forgot I had all of it, it was from my phase of knitting jumpers for my little dog, (pre human baby!! lol).

I am knitting another hedgie and have just started a gorgeous golliwog as well. I love golliwogs, I don't know if they are politically correct or what the story is, but I think they are gorgeous!

AngMac
10-27-2007, 12:01 AM
I am almost done with my Hedgehog. He just needs some eyes and a nose. :yay:

Here are a couple of pics of my almost done Hedgehog:
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m308/angmac_01/100_8164.jpghttp://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m308/angmac_01/100_8166.jpg

ritaw
10-27-2007, 02:34 AM
He looks great ! Well done .
Please post a pic when he has his face lol

ritaw
11-01-2007, 01:59 PM
Second time Lucky!:woohoo:

I have just taken my hedgie out of the washer . Looks so much better this time . With lionbrand. I think he may have felted a bit too much in the front but that is ok.
I also think that it helps grately if the wool on the back is very simiilar in colour to the fun fur.

I will post more pics when he is dry and complete.

AngMac
11-01-2007, 02:06 PM
Great job! :yay:

ritaw
11-01-2007, 03:11 PM
Thank you! I think i would have had a breakdown if it had not worked again lol

ritaw
11-02-2007, 07:11 AM
Hi everyone .

Here she is. What do you think?

ADAllen
11-02-2007, 07:23 AM
She is so cute! I love those big eyes, she is full of wonder and curiosity.

Sheridan
11-02-2007, 06:20 PM
Yes, I agree about the wool at the back being the same colour as the fun fur yarn, then it doesn't show through as much.

I have knitted the body of my second one but got distracted by the golliwog and then by a little knitted soaker that I made to look like a watermelon for a craft show next weekend, and then I decided to do Saartje's bootees to match the soaker, so poor old hedgie is at the bottom of the pile, with a body but no fur.

ritaw
11-03-2007, 03:21 AM
You are so busy Sheridan.
Poor hedgie lol. I bet he will look wonderful though when you finally give him alll of your attention. :)

Can't wait to see what he looks like.

schanaha
05-10-2012, 02:57 PM
this Huggable Hedgehogs are so sweet. i love it:heart:

fatoldladyinpjs
05-17-2012, 06:52 AM
This is an old post from 2007.

Woodi
06-27-2012, 09:37 AM
I noticed that, fatoldladyinPJs.....but enjoyed it anyway, so glad it was re-posted! I wonder how that happens....? (old posts getting revived, with no new addition)

KnitPrincess
07-05-2012, 10:19 AM
Hi everyone .

Here she is. What do you think?


I am headed over to "borrow" her....lol she is one cute hedgehog :)