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:
For which I received some lovely sock yarn as a prize:
Before they left, Shy and Spike did get to meet a wild cousin…. even more shy than Shy:
And now I’m working on an Antipodean version as I’ve been asked whether I could make an Echidna!