Friday, September 23, 2011

Allow me to Introduce . . .

The Hedgiebabies!!!

They are at least a full size smaller than the ones I usually make.

That's them in the back row - the reason they are taller is that they are sitting on a step!  The three in the front are from previous batches of hedgies . . . I think the one in the middle needs a little more felting before it goes anywhere.

As you can see, they are quite a bit smaller than the biggest guy . . .

This seems to be a classic color combination . . . lots of red/black hedgies on Ravelry.  It could be because there are a number of sports teams that use this color combo - including University of Georgia.  This little guy was made with Paton's Classic Wool and Lion Brand Fun Fur.

This little guy was an experiment with sport weight yarn as opposed to worsted weight.  He was supposed to be smaller than the rest and it is actually his fault the rest are so small.  When I was felting the three of them, he came out of his pillowcase so he's the one I checked for completeness.  I didn't think he was felted enough so I restarted the washing machine.  Probably because I was coming down with this nasty cold, I just didn't think about him being white and white yarn not felting as well as other colors.  I also neglected to take into account that I had knit each of the three critters with a different feltable wool so I could see how the two new wools felted.  I just wasn't thinking at all that evening.
This little guy was knit with Knit Picks Telemark and Lion Brand Fun Fur.

This one is a gift for Girl Far From Home's new room mate.  She picked the colors (from what I had on hand).  I think he might be the cutest of the bunch.  He was knit with Galway Worsted and Lion Brand Fun Fur.

And here we have the three new little guys all together - the Hedgiebabies!
As you can see, Tatting Tea Tuesday wasn't a complete waste of time, even if very little tatting occurred.


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

They are all so cute! I want one!

Gina said...

I just think these are adorable! I'm doing a hedgehog in Romanian Point Lace which isn't nearly as cuddly as these, but I do like it.

Anonymous said...

These are so adorable? May I ask where you got the pattern?

Teresa said...

The hedgehogs are made from a Fiber Trends pattern that can be purchased here: