…and that means it’s time to wrap up the Groundhog-along!
First, let’s cover the all-important prognostication: will we have 6 more weeks of winter? Punxsutawney Phil, Shubenacadie Sam and Wiarton Willie all saw their shadows this morning, forecasting 6 more weeks of winter. But, in my totally overcast Waterloo garden, my amigurumi ‘hog had a different story to tell, saying “I see no shadow. Please can I get out of this snow and get back in the warm? My tail is all wet!” (He’s a little spoilt from living in the lap of luxury on my desk all month). So that’s one vote for an early spring!
Now let’s take a look at some of the other amigurumi groundhogs! (All the following photos are copyright their respective owners.)
Other ‘no shadow’ votes come from mallallory‘s Japanese groundhog and IdaDown‘s tiny Aussie Bruce (a mini-hog at only 2″ tall!), although as they are clearly enjoying non-wintery weather already, I’m not sure how much stock to put in their predictions!
SisterDiane’s hog says “Sure, I saw my shadow. But I chose to ignore it.” And kitchensinkdye’s Desmond is crocheted from two shades of her own gorgeous hand-dyed yarn! Very cool.
Aren’t they all great? It’s been so much fun seeing everyone working on them all at once, using different yarns and their own special touches. There are still loads of unfinished projects on the Ravelry group, so I’ll keep updating this post when more finished pics are posted – check back later for more groundhog goodness 🙂 (Have I missed your hog? Email me with a pic and I’ll add it!)
And now for the all-important question: did your groundhog see his shadow this morning?!