Monday, February 27, 2006

species is in the eye of the beholder...

I cannot believe it has been almost a week since I posted, I don't know where the time goes!

To the left, a little guy I knitted for a friend of the kid's, who was having a birthday party. The friend likes hedgehogs, and I found this pattern online, so off we went to the races. A little Bernat Disco goes a looooooong way and the less said about metallic fun fur the better, but I think the little guy is pretty cute.

The friend, as is common around here, doesn't open her pressies at the party, but sees the kid at school today and thanks her for ... the knitted mole. Kid says it was supposed to be a hedgehog, recipient says it is way too skinny for a hedgehog. Kid politely says it is now the recipient's stuffed animal and it can be any species she prefers! Recipient is well pleased and effusive in her thanks (and I got her some non-knitted stuff too so this wasn't the whole enchilada), and little critter is now a mole (or was it a vole?) Whatever, the kid wants one now too of course, because there is no such thing as a bad stuffed animal. At least the Disco will be used up and I won't feel its plasticky vibes coming out of the stash closet.

And one of the perils of telling your friends you have a blog is when they read about themselves when they go through the archives. I got a lovely note today from my poor dear friend who had to cancel lunch last week, apologizing for causing the epic pout! In the interest of unbiased journalism, I am pleased to report that he more than made up for it last week (and I am not just saying that because he reads the blog now, really!). We had our grown-up lunch out and got to catch up and a good time was had by all.

Off to work on some socks, I just cast on for a pair of Jaywalkers. Between that and the Clapotis I cast on ten days ago I feel like such a joiner! The Clap is gorgeous if I do say so myself, but I didn't buy enough yarn (in the spirit of false economy) so am waiting for another skein to arrive by mail. Socks in the meantime, there are never too many pairs of hand knit socks in the world!


Kelly said...

Ah, I LOVE the hedgehog! He's so cute. I own one (a live one, not a stuffed little cute one) so I'm a little partial ;).

Stephanie said...

So funny story.... I just cast on for Clapotis and didn't buy enough yarn also in the spirit of economy. And I'm using a 100% alpaca yarn. :-p

Also, my friends who find and read my blog are kind of probably miffed because I don't talk about them enough!

Cute hedgehog, btw. Or mole/vole.

MBT said...

I didn't know you could own a hedgehog - how cool is that?

And the extra skein of Wool in the Woods Cameo showed up today, so I am good to go.

Louisa said...

(don't know if you'll even notice a comment this far back, but oh well) my 8YO brother saw the pocture and said "Ooooh! A knitted hedgehog! I want one!" so, only one person didn't think it was a hedgehog.
Would you be willing to share the pattern? He loves hedgehogs, and i'd love to make it for him(despite the plasticky novelty yarn thing)
God Bless,