Tag: Hedgehog

Rabbie asked me to do a Mary Poppins/Mrs Tiggy-Winkle mash-up and like any crazy knitter up for a challenge…

Is it Mrs Tiggy-Winkle dressed as Mary Poppins, or Mary Poppins reincarnated as a hedgehog?

The main body of the pattern is based on the Alan Dart Mrs Tiggy-Winkle pattern I made last time, with some colour changes, a few tweaks and some extras. Such as…

Crumble looks so cute in that hat!

The hat comes from the pattern Emily by Jean Greenhowe, it’s one of her knitted dolls, but the hat was perfect! And I couldn’t resist putting it on Crumble, she looks so cute in hats! Even if she gives me death glares for it…

Carpet bag! Not an exact replica by any means, but it’s still cute!

Winged the carpet bag, a must for Mary Poppins and probably one of my favourite parts of the whole movie, but I used the free chart from Headband ‘Roses’ by Ann Linderhjelm

And who could forget the umbrella?!

For this one, I used the free pattern Quick Mini Yarn Parasols by Amanda Williams, but added extra stitches and worked it on larger needles.

It was a big project, and took a fair bit of time, but I’m really pleased with it. I hope Rabbie likes it as much as I do!

Especially the hat.

I may have to make one for Crumble…

Wool Count

Starting total – 576

Wool used – 8 (Three more down!)
Wool bought – 2
Wool given – 0
Wool gifted – 0

Total – 570

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The title made me giggle…

Anyhow! Let’s start with Biggles. Ages ago, I knit Inkling an Aviator hat, which, from the moment I first put it on him, has been referred to as the Biggles Hat. This hat has been excellent with the cold weather, and it’s super cute.

So, moving on, we have a but of a tradition in my little household where everyone gets a gift on Christmas Eve which is of the warm and wooly variety so that they don’t get eaten by the Yule Cat.

Seriously, it’s a real thing!

(We find it helps ease the super excitement of presents on Christmas Day when the kids are at the point they can’t wait any longer and must open something!)

So, we all got socks and/or jumpers and/or gloves, and I couldn’t leave out Missy, especially as we were all staying at my sister’s! So she got…

Such a beautiful, serious face!

Isn’t she adorable in it? More of that on her blog!

And now onto…Mrs Tiggly-Winks! Whom I found tidying up my loganberry in the front garden…

Here she is tidying up the garden…
And possibly the only knit that I’m more proud of the back than I am of the front!

Out of all the Alan Dart Beatrix Potter knits that I’ve done so far, she is definitely the most complex! Especially those FIFTY quills individually sewn onto her bonnet, back and bustle!

Now onto the next project – one I definitely need sunglasses for!

Wool Count

Starting total – 576

Wool used – 2 (Hooray!)
Wool bought – 2 (it was necessary for a planned project!)
Wool given – 0
Wool gifted – 0

Total – 576 (no change…)

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