Introducing Elvis

I finished the hedgehog:

He’s beyootiful. However, I feel the need to emphasize that the Boo chose these colors. The boy has a flair that I lack, it seems! My favorite parts are his eyes. Needle felted with a smidge of white. Sometimes I feel really clever πŸ˜‰

Fortunately the boy loves his “porcupine”. Yes, he calls it a porcupine. I suppose I can see his point. I call him Elvis, for what I hope are obvious reasons.

As you can see above he’s got a small balding problem, plus I noticed in these pictures that his nose is a little crooked. Luckily my almost-3-year-old could care less! Next time I’ll use a thicker eyelash yarn. And there will be a next time.. I’m quite taken with the little guy! But first up, the squirrel!

Bonus: He makes an excellent ball to throw. Somewhat rugby/football shaped and nice and squishy to catch!

Pattern: Huggable Hedgehogs by Fiber Trends
Designer: Debbie Radtke
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride and miscellaneous eyelash yarns from the stash

Thoughts on Lamb’s Pride — I really don’t like this for felting, which is unfortunate since I have a lot of it. It does felt nicely, it’s just really hairy. I like a flatter felted surface. Oh well — live and learn! It certainly works well for animals πŸ™‚

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2 Responses to Introducing Elvis

  1. Liane says:

    CUTE! That turned out awesome! Looks like Veruca Salt(?) from Willy Wonka after she ate the gum.

  2. Leah Adams says:

    He’s so sweet – or is it a she? The mohair in Lamb’s pride does make it very fuzzy. Have you tried felting Cascade 220? Cascade’s EcoWool is great too.

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