01 March 2007

Meet Simon

This is Simon the Hedgehog.
His full name is Mr. Simon Albert Tiggy-winkle, but you can call him Simon.

He enjoys sitting around and looking cute. Very huggable. He is 0'10", has black eyes, and can best be described as short, dark and handsome. Don't let the potbelly fool you; he is in peak hedgehog shape. Simon is a formidable opponent on the miniature golf course and has recently taken up table tennis. He is not fond of sailing and generally avoids the sea when possible, however, he is an avid aviator and enjoys cruising in his WW1 biplane replica. Be sure to bring your silk scarf, flying goggles and moxie when you visit; he's a barnstorming ace.

The Knitty-Gritty:
Knit from Donegal Tweed (I don't know what color; I threw out the tag) and Splash (color 7185), with some scrap grey-brown Svale for the paws and the embroidered nose. He is my first felted object, and I did not realize that Svale would not felt, hence the open spots on his paws. I may weave them with Svale just to fill in the gaps and keep his soft fluffy innards where they belong.

Bonus photo: Simon uses Pantene Pro-V shampoo/conditioner and follows up with a quick brush-through of Biosilk Silk Therapy to keep his hair smooth, sleek and shiny. It drives the lady 'hogs wild. He has listened to his ZZ Top; he knows that while every girl crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man, when one does not wear clothing as a policy, sharp personal grooming becomes exponentially important.

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