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Old 10-21-2007, 05:35 PM   #181
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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.
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:21 AM   #182
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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!
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:27 AM   #183
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And just for fun, here is my 49 cent bargain!
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:01 AM   #184
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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.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:14 AM   #185
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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
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:46 PM   #186
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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 .
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:08 AM   #187
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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.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:34 PM   #188
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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!
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I am almost done with my Hedgehog. He just needs some eyes and a nose.

Here are a couple of pics of my almost done Hedgehog:
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He looks great ! Well done .
Please post a pic when he has his face lol
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