Thursday, July 17, 2008

Road Kill

I finished the Hedgehog I was making for Miss M - it's felted and drying. I'll take it along when I drive up to get her tomorrow, but I can't sew up the bottom because it's still pretty wet. I'll have to replace the fiberfill with dry stuff before I sew it up too.

This is a very clever pattern. First, you knit the front of the body flat and in garter stitch. It's got a bit of short row shaping, lots of increases and decreases. The legs are knit out from the body and there is one little seam on each of them - took all of 5 minutes to sew them all up. You pick up stitches all the way around this oddly shaped front. Then you knit around this body, but still knitting flat (to leave an opening on the bottom. After a few rows with just a couple of increases, you begin lots and lots of short rows to shape the back.

It's a very quick knit. I started it on Tuesday and I finished it last night (Wednesday). I felted it this morning it'll be done when dry.

1 comment:

Eve said...

That is so cute. I've been wondering how the eyelash you got would work out since there was none of the other eyelash left. It looks adorable and very traditional hedgehoggy.