Hey! It Has Knitting Content!

Surprise, surprise! I actually have some knitting content. And, I’m able to blog about it because John’s asleep and it isn’t even 9:00 p.m. That means, I have free access to the Mac. Speaking of computers, my laptop is, officially, dead. Something to do with the screen, if I understood correctly. The hard drive, however, is intact. I was told that if I purchase another laptop, they’ll happily transfer all my data over to the new computer.

John is heading out to Costco tomorrow, and he’s promised he’ll have a look at laptops while he’s there. It looks like there will be a new laptop in my future (keeping my fingers crossed). But I digress. Back to knitting.

Saturday evening, John walked past me as I was knitting and asked where the camera was. I told him and he came back behind me and took this picture.

P1060137This is how I knit. I don’t usually have my iPod between my knees (that’s what he thought was so funny) but that’s where the pattern was… on my iPod. I had transferred the pattern from Ravelry to Dropbox, and then accessed it via my iPad. It was a simple pattern but 23 pages long (yes, really!).

And this is what I was knitting…

P1060141My very own hedgehog! I’m not thrilled with how his nose turned out but, apart from that, it’s just cute! I love it! And, truly, it was very simple. Two weights of yarn are used, a DK weight and a heavy worsted weight. The face and underbelly are knitted on 3.5 mm needles and the body is worked in garter stitch on 4.5 mm needles. There is no seaming involved and the only thing that qualifies as sewing are the eyes and the nose. They’re stitched on after the hedgehog is finished. The pattern is available for free on Ravelry; if you’re not on Ravelry (why aren’t you, anyway??), you can find the pattern on the Purl Bee website here.

It is very likely there will be an explosion in hedgehog numbers in my little corner of the world… of the knitted variety.

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10 thoughts on “Hey! It Has Knitting Content!

  1. The future looks bright… maybe a new laptop and all your content from old laptop is in tact!
    Love the hedgehog just the way he is =D

    • Thanks Elaine. We’re keeping our eyes open for a laptop and doing some comparison shopping. In the meantime, we get to share one iMac again.

  2. That is one very cute hedgehog!

  3. That hedgehog is adorable! I have that pattern in my queue, and really need to knit it up some time soon. What I am wondering is how you could read the pattern on your iPod?? I have to look at them on an iPad in order to actually be able to read what it says.

    • I don’t find reading on my iPod a problem at all. It took a bit of scrolling because you don’t get much of the pattern on the screen at any given time but it really wasn’t an issue.

      • My problem with the iPod/iPhone is the fact I need reading glasses. By the time I make things big enough to be easily seen on the screen it contains very little text. 🙂

  4. I agree, Mr. Hedgehog is adorable! And I bet there are a few grandbabies that would adore one too. 🙂

    Have fun finding a new laptop. I am dreading shopping for a new computer, but the day is coming. This one is 7 years old now. Getting time for something more up-to-date, but it won’t be a laptop for me. I just don’t like them. And it won’t be anything with Windows8 either. So I’ll have to do a lot of searching to find just the one that suits me. 🙂 If you are not too picky, you will probably have better luck, and find just what you want quickly. 🙂

    • I found a laptop, Sandie! I didn’t go to any of the big box stores. They pretty much only sell computers with Windows 8. I found an independent computer shop and they still stocked computers with Windows 7 and gave me the option of which I wanted. Like you, I didn’t want Windows 8.

  5. One of these days, I shall make myself a wee hedgehog, too.

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