Monday, March 11, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Hedgehogs

Have you heard the old saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade"? Well, I love lemonade as much as the next person, but when life has given me lemons, the thing that makes me feel better is not making lemonade. It's knitting. Knitting shawls, blankets and socks have given me much enjoyment over the years... but honestly. Nothing beats knitting hedgehogs. It's like making instant friends! It's hard to fall in love with a sock, no matter how hard I've worked on it. But it's impossible not to fall in love with a knitted hedgehog.


Here are three of them enjoying a rare, sunny Northwest day in March. I decided to let them out of my knitting bag to explore the yard a bit. Coming out of the darkness of the knitting bag, their tiny eyes were blinking and squinting in the bright sunlight. Just like the rest of us who haven't seen the sun for months!


These two were having quite a conversation about their new discoveries out in the big, wide world. 


Everything was new and amazing to them. Even a stick became quite the topic of conversation! 


Before I knew it, more hedgies were joining in to see what all of the excitement was about! 


Oh, my!! Where did they all come from?! Did I really knit this many hedgies?? Well...I suppose I did. Once you start, you can't really stop. And anyway, they have all been invited to a party, so they all need to have a nice afternoon of exploring before they go inside to participate in the festivities.

So, there you go. Lemonade is good while it lasts, but a hedgehog is a friend forever. :o)