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Friday, June 05, 2009

Family Tree of the Edefedd Tiggy-Winkles - The Real Story

On May 22, 2009, we first introduced you to the "Family Tree of the Edefedd Tiggy-Winkles" with the following:

"The Edefedd Tiggy-Winkles have long been the subject of muttered whisperings and speculations as to actually why the family was, as they say, "The 'way' they are!" To the current generation of Edefedd Tiggy-Winkles this attention is either rigorously avoided or exuberantly sought out. It simply depends on the tilt of their Tiggy-Winkle spines.

For my part I am quite pleased to be an Edefedd Tiggy-Winkle thank you very much. No, wait, I dare say, I am Proud to be an Edefedd Tiggy-Winkle! I have long wanted to write a true, accurate, and historical account of the Edefedd Tiggy-Winkles, but must confess, what with all that hibernating and shopping by night stuff, it's been slow to get the word out among the hedge rows. I have been able to gather some details as far back as Great-grandfather Woolstuck Edefedd Tiggy-Winkle and will share what I can for those who want to know. And for those of you who don't want to know - oh, hedgefarkle, just go sleep away the winter in your plain, blaugh little spineys! "

Now we want to invite you to join us on a special summer charity knitting project. The goal is to knit 25 hedgehog family members for the children who visit Phoenix Ronald McDonald House while they or their siblings are receiving health care in the Valley.

We envision the project to work as follows: You read the family members’ names and personal descriptions as written by Great-grandson Nimmy Edefedd Tiggy-Winkle (a.k.a. author Tim Logan). Then you choose a character you want to create using the Fiber Trends Huggable Hedgehogs Pattern, and let your imagination guide you in making a hedgehog to best resemble your interpretation of the description of the family member you chose. You can use colored wool and textured novelty yarns to express your vision of the character, and some of you may wish to make accessories such as hats and scarves to add to your family character’s personality.

The only Rules: Have fun! Be creative! Study your character and make a totally unique hedgehog. Get crazy! The crazier the character the more fun it will be for a child at the Phoenix Ronald McDonald House.

I want to personally acknowledge and thank Tim Logan for his remarkable creativity in coming up with both the concept and the story line of the "Family Tree of the Edefedd Tiggy-Winkles." Through his creativity and your participation we will be able to touch the lives of at least 25 children at the Ronald McDonald House.

Stop by Tempe Yarn and check out the family tree and select your character.

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