Here's my new blue hedgie! He is going to be sent off to my sister since she thought he was cute
This shows you a little more of how round he realy is supposed to be. This time I didn't run out of yarn, and I used a more appropriate yarn for his back (Lion Brand Fun fur). I think it worked a lot better than the Disco, since that kinda afro'd up and tangled on itself...
Ok, so I have never liked "fun fur" but right now I have the urge to go out and buy some in every color of the rainbow...
Only because I just finished this sweet little guy from Fiber Trends pattern 228x. It arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon, and I just finished him moments ago! I used some Patons Classic Merino wool, (in natural mix and chestnut) and the ball of Bernat DISCO that I got free from that free offer way back when (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=50284.0
Here he is basking in the sun, he kind of looks like he's smiling from the lighting out there, but the only facial embellishments were the safety eyes and his nose, which is needle felted on. He is about the size of a soccer ball, so he's quite large and round!
The pattern is SO AWESOME. All of his shaping is done by short rows, which I had never done before this pattern, and now I am an expert! It was quite easy. There's not a single purl stitch in the whole pattern, and there is only a few inches of seaming.
The only bits of advice I have when you start the pattern, is to have the reccommended yardage that the pattern calls for, I ran out of Disco about 2/3 down his back, so he has a plain chestnut colored bootie
Also, there is counting involved (esp. with the back part) so it is very hard to do when someone is trying to talk to you...
I fulled him by hand, and I probably could have done it a bit more, but he holds his shape quite nicely so far. I've already got the front done for another one, but I have to go out and buy me some novelty yarn before I can finish him up... I never thought I'd be saying that!
Has anyone else made this pattern? I would love to see other hedgehogs!
Also, anyone have any suggestions for other animals I could adapt this guy into? It's just so fun and cute I want to knit this over and over!
Oh, here's what he looked like right after fulling, he is being blocked by plastic bags:
Here's a link to the Fibertrends website: http://fibertrends.com/
and I bought my pattern at Webs www.yarn.com