Spike and Shy

A little while ago I received a commission to make a hedgehog and, feeling a bit lazy, I decided to buy a pattern bundle by Kati Galusz rather than create my own. It turned out that this was a good choice as the bundle included two styles of hedgehog with permission to sell them. So I made one of each in order that my customer could choose:

Of course I should have known that it was impossible to choose and the customer would want them both… and so they have gone off to their new home. I haven’t been able to share these pictures until now because the hedgies were a birthday present for one of my readers. However, earlier in the month I submitted the picture of Spike to the UK Hand Knitting Association, where she is currently the September pin-up on Facebook:

UKHKA FB Page header for September 2015

UKHKA FB Page header for September 2015

For which I received some lovely sock yarn as a prize:

Lovely new yarn

Lovely new yarn

Before they left, Shy and Spike did get to meet a wild cousin…. even more shy than Shy:

Meeting a cousin late one night

Meeting a cousin late one night

And now I’m working on an Antipodean version as I’ve been asked whether I could make an Echidna!

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  1. My slug controller likes your spiky friends! http://redkitepermaculture.co.uk/slugs/slug-control/

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  2. who wouldn’t want both 🙂

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  3. They’re fantastic! And love them with the real version 😊

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  4. Jane Miller

     /  September 20, 2015

    Love the hedgehogs…what is a Echidna? Keep up the good work!

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  5. sarahfoto

     /  September 20, 2015

    Awesome, how cute! I found a video on youtube yesterday https://youtu.be/huytU80fv0o and thought of your creations 🙂

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  6. Murtagh's Meadow

     /  September 20, 2015

    They are sooo cute!

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  7. Ann Laken

     /  September 20, 2015

    Hehe! Shy is all naked!!! They are lovely, and are doing the rounds meeting our friends and customers. Thanks again Jan, you are very clever. XX

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  8. Very cute! I assume they are knitted??

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  9. Very sweet and inseparable obviously :). GORGEOUS sock wool. Can’t wait to see the finished socks 🙂

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  10. OH MY GREAT SCOTT GOODNESS ME HOW WONDERFUL IS THAT ……….. etc!! Real honest to goodness life size hedgies!! You are a wunderkind!! I will order one of those and a bath puff please. No rush at all for either 🙂

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  11. I think I like Shy best because of an overwhelming urge to tickle the tummy; something to do with the pose?

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  12. OMGoodnes how cute, and one gets to be a pin-up to boot how fantastic, the sock yarn is looking pretty jolly 🙂

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  13. I really like Spike, who fully deserves to be on the front page of many, many knitting publications, not to mention others. Glad you got some prize yarn!

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  14. I think Spike is my favourite. He has a cheeky, hedgehoggy look about him (not that I have ever seen a real hedgehog, just lots of cartoons and kids’ books.)

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  15. Of course the buyer want both!! It would be impossible to choose one, and leave the other!

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  16. The spikes are wonderful, what wool did you use please?

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