Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the Hedgie is so delightful!

Oh boy!

First and foremost a very large thank you to Holly over at Hollyarns who is hosting Cyrano's Creature Comforts Drive and to the United States Postal Service for delivering my two blankets safe and sound to California. Thanks to the USPS's speedy delivery I won a hank of Holly's hand painted Sir Gawain. I'm thinking about what lace pattern to knit with the beautiful handpaint.

To say I'm excited is a bit of an understatement.

Please consider knitting up a blanket or two for Cyrano's Creature Comforts Drive. The next prize will be going to the 1oth package to arrive at Holly's door filled with blanket love.

I had E all dressed up this morning for today's preschool Valentine's Day party only to find out preschool was canceled for the second Tuesday in a row. E took it pretty well. She's been so excited for Valentine's Day this year. We are talking Christmas level excitement. Hopefully the weather will calm down enough for her to go to preschool on Thursday.

On to knitting news. I finished knitting the Huggable Hedgehog. Oh what a fun knit. The back went really fast. I held the fun fur double because I wanted really lush fur. I'd been saving up a ton of coasters to felt so today turned into felting day.

Pattern: Huggable Hegehog
Designer: Debbie Radtke
Size: Just Right for Cuddling
Yarn: Knit Pick's Color Your Own Worsted and Lion Brand Fun Fur
Needles: 10.5, 24 inch circs
Started February 11, 2007
Finished February 13, 2007

Check out little Hedgie Love. E is just completely enamored with little Hedgie. He is even the sleep lovie for tonight. I was afraid that the tummy would not be dense enough. It felted up great. The paws did not need stuffed, they just sort of felted themselves.

I'm thrilled with my first Hedgehog and am planning out several more. Now if only I could get out and about to buy more yarn...


Liz Cadorette said...

OMG the Hedgie is WONDERFUL! I have that pattern and haven't gotten around to knitting it yet. MUST have.

Kim said...

Ok, that Hedgehog is too cute. TOO CUTE.