December 16, 2006

Well, what do you know

Who could that be, peeking nervously over the edge here?

Richard's niece is getting "Over the Hedge" (the DVD) for Christmas. And what better to send along with a cute movie that includes animated baby hedgehogs than her very own stuffed (and finally) felted hedgehog? This morning I stuffed him and sewed him shut and gave him eyes and a little nose, and then hastily shot some pictures before Richard wrapped him up and headed off to the post office to send him on his way.

A finished, felted (formerly unfeltable) hedgehog. Will wonders never cease.

Posted by Jenipurr at December 16, 2006 01:34 PM

Very cute!

Actually, something just occurred to me...part of the reason it was so hard to felt is that the yarn looks very white. In order to get really white yarn, manufacturers need bleach, which helps remove some of the scales from yarn. Guess what yarn needs to felt? Yeah, those scales. Really light colors of yarn often won't felt because of that.

Posted by: Emy at December 16, 2006 09:01 PM

Aren't these the BEST!!! I have knitted, I believe, 6 of these hedgehogs for kids of friends and family! I'm doing my last (for awhile, I hope) for my niece today and tomorrow. These have definitely been hits (my other niece calls her's "purple wooly" cuz its purple with pink sparkly hair). FUN!

Posted by: Tanya Ankers at December 17, 2006 06:01 AM

Adorable! She's going to love it.

Posted by: Cin at December 18, 2006 07:30 PM

Cute! Nice job.

Posted by: Kat with a K at December 21, 2006 11:48 AM

He's so cute! Hmm, that white yarn bit Emy posted makes sense.

Posted by: Carrie K at December 21, 2006 12:18 PM

Alas, I cannot blame the yarn. Several other people made hedgehogs out of the same exact yarn (which is more grey in color than white - I think we can blame the flash for the color in the pictures) and their hedgies felted just fine. This was just one stubborn little critter.

Posted by: Jenipurr at December 21, 2006 12:22 PM

oh my gosh, now i want a hedgehog !!

Posted by: Vonnie at December 28, 2006 05:33 PM