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Hamilton the Pig

As everyone already knows, I love Etsy. It's my favorite place to buy gifts for others, and every now and then I buy myself a little treat too. I have been nothing but pleased with every purchase I've made on Etsy...until now.

Meet Hamilton the Pig:

I am not simply "pleased" with this purchase...he is hands down my favorite purchase ever! I bought him from Knitted for Ewe on Etsy after reading this blog post on Nicole's Knitting Blog.

Hamilton is made from bubblegum pink yarn - upcycled from a thrifted sweater. He's so plump and squishy and fat and pink that I can barely stand it. I brought him to a Father's Day picnic at Charlotte Beach in Charlotte, Vermont - and he enjoyed the lake views and being hugged by my husband's entire family. His first adventure was hanging out on the dock, catching some sun.

And my husband may love him even more than me. Here he is posing proudly with our new piglet...

I think Hamilton has a lot of adventures ahead of him. We just adore him and I can't recommend Nicole's work enough. The attention to detail is superb and the knitting is so finely done - she's amazing. I can only hope that people feel the same way when they open up their packages to see my creations.

Thank you Nicole!!! He is so wonderful!

Please go visit her shop!


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