Monday, April 13, 2009

Family Picture

Maybe this is not the picture you are expecting, but they are part of our family. And they are multiplying like rabbits. These are some of the hedgies I've been making to knit down my fun fur and eyelash yarn stash. I still seem to have a ways to go, because a friend sent me a whole box one time and it only takes one ball to make one hedgi.

The two on the left back are not felted and finished yet, but I didn't want to hold that again them. They will be looking like their siblings in no time. Enjoy them.

Now I gotta get back to knitting down at least one ball of my latest KP project. Not that I'm running short on my deadline, but I start feeling guilty about making fuzzy toys. So here is the deal. One ball of yarn on the KP and then one hedgehog. Sounds fair?

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Bad Blogger

Yes, I am. I've been very lazy about keeping my friends updated on what I've been knitting. And you all know that I can't life without my needles. There is even a project in my car at all times.

I've been knitting up a storm on hedgehogs and have to take a family picture of them. But that won't happen today, so you'll have to wait for a little bit longer. But I made a good dozen so far in any kind of color variation, some of them more traditional, others plain crazy, but all of them cute. Two already found a new home, one as a thank you for yarn and the other as a birthday present, which was very well received. Anyway, more about that later.

Wait, I just found a picture of the first two I made the left one if for my younger son, the right one found a home.

In the meantime I also knitted down a little bit of my sock yarn odd ball stash. You know, those little itty bitty balls of leftover sock yarn, not enough to do something with, but still to much to throw it out without feeling guilty. Well, I have plenty. So this is what they turned into.

These mini socks that can be used as key chains, chap stick cozy, Christmas tree ornament or whatever else you might want to use them for. They, as well as the hedgehogs, are very colorful. A friend of mine from our local knitting group is taken them to a crafts fair. We'll see how people like them. I experimented with many variations in cuffs, fair isle, stripes, as well as different toes and heels and came up with my own little recipe. I hope you like them. Now back to making another fuzzy friend.