Gosh darn it; I’m calling it Crafterday. Life is short. Use bad puns.
This week’s featured craft is the knitted hedgehog I made for my boyfriend. That’s a bit of an odd gift, I’ll give you that, and even I was surprised when he showed interest as I was showing him my Pinterest knitting board. But interested he was, and so I knitted him a hedgehog. It’s the most cuddly thing ever.
(Again, sorry for the bad pictures. It was late in a dimly-lit coffee shop.)
The pattern I used was from The Purl Bee. (Click the link to see the pattern!) I love how easy it was. If you are a beginning knitter who isn’t opposed to learning a few new tricks, this could be a very fun pattern to get your feet wet! It knitted up quickly (I finished in less than two days), and the end product is sooo cute! ^_^ The pattern called for the same thickness (but different colors) of yarn for both face/tummy and the body, but I used what I had on hand and ended up with a thinner, lighter yarn for the face and a thicker, darker yarn for the “prickles”. I used the same size needle for both (the pattern had you switch sizes), but this made the “prickly” part more dense. I actually liked it better!
So give it a try! And if you do, show me your creations, either in the comments below or by email. I’d love to see your hedgehogs, and maybe even feature them in an upcoming Crafterday post!
Happy Saturday everyone! :o)