For anyone who loves to knit for themselves or give these special creations as presents, you'll love the new book "Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts and Socks" by Fiona Goble. It provides over 30 adorable patterns and directions for some of the cutest winter accessories you've ever seen.
"Who can resist a cute little hedgehog—especially ones
that are prickle-free with not a flea in sight—making these the perfect mittens
to keep small hands warm in winter. I've knitted the back of these mitts in a
gorgeous milky brown, 100% wool yarn and teamed it with a super-soft beige
yarn for the little animal's snout. The textured knit on the back of the
mittens is very simple to work, but gives a lovely rough feel to the knitting
to suggest the hedgehog's spines," writes Goble.