Wednesday, December 09, 2009

My New Gerbil Esty Store

I just opened my new store today. I have 3 of my knitted necklaces for sale and my hamster keychains. Go take a look. I will be having more items in the next few days. Excellent Holiday gift items and stocking stuffers.

Store Name: Squeaky Knitting Designs

What do you think? I welcome opinions and suggestions.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Gerbil and Hamster Update

Just an small update on my babies.

Sam is doing fine alone. He does get a little bored. He recently started purring when we take him out to play.

Bud is thriving on being alone. Not at all depressed.

Spot and Little bear now a tad over 2 years old. Starting in the senior realm of gerbils. Spot recently started jumping into my hand and climbing onto my shoulder without any bribery. Little is starting to do the same.

Toby and Dexter are doing just fine. We still need to work with Dexter more. Still a little skittish. Toby is as friendly as he can be.

Mona and Simone are also a little over 2 years old now. Simone still has her nose problem but it is under control. Mona is now a good friendly gerbil. I can pick her up with no problem. Simone loves to be picked up.

Fred the Hamster is now abut 1.5 years old now. He is still going just fine. Still loves his ball. Loves to be brushed. With his long hair. He needs it.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

8 Days Until AGS Gerbil Show!

2009 New England Show
May 30, 2009

Bedford, MA

Time: 11:00-5:00
Admission: $2 per person, $10 family max
Show Details:

I can't believe it will only be about a week before the Gerbil Show. I am so pumped. My two gerbils have entered the show. They are excited also. I hope they have a members only chewing and cute face contest. My little Spot would sweep the event. My "Little Bear" has the most adorable cute face ever. It would melt your heart.

I am getting stuff ready to take to the show. I am also the coordinator of the Gerbil Photo contest. The public gets to choose what photo they like the best. I am also coordinating the Silent Auction and Raffle. There are going to be lots of wonderful items up for auction and raffle.

I will also have a table setup selling my knitted critter stuff. I made knitted gerbils, rats, guinea pigs, mice, and hedgehogs. There will a couple of bunnies also. I will also have many critter cozies for your mice and hamsters.

If you going to be in the Bedford Massachusetts area May 30th, stop by. You will not be disappointed.

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Friday, May 01, 2009

Knitted Hamster Pattern Wanted

Has anyone seen a knitted hamster pattern toy/stuffie? I have been looking all around and came up with nothing. I would love to be able to make some for the upcoming gerbil show at the end of the month.

I will be bringing my knitted gerbils, rats, guinea pigs and hedgehogs.

Can anyone help?

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fred's New Hamster Cozy

Fred recently received this wonderful play pouch for him to play in when he comes out to play. It is now one of favorite toys next to his ball. he got this from a recent craft swap on The maker of the pouch decided to use Fred's picture with him playing in the pouch as a model for her blog on how to make the pouch. With my permission of course. Fred is now a famous hammie! Click on the link in the header to see the whole article.

Isn't he the most adorable hamster in the world? I love him so much. So gentle. never bitten once. Now I have two famous crittters. The first was my gerbil Buddy. His picture was shown on Cleveland's Fox 8 news last year and now Fred!

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Spay Day 2009 - Vote for Fred!

The Humane Society of the United States' and Humane Society International's Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest! To support Spay Day, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International host the Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest $1.00 a vote.

Isn't Fred the cutest hamster in the world! Go here and vote for this cutie.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Gerbils, Hamsters and Knitting

Sorry it has been so long since I posted. The gerbil show was fantasic! My knitted gerbils and rats were a big hit. We came home with a new baby hammie named Fred. This is what Fed looked like when we got him home in May. My thumb has healed from all the knitting before the show. I am knitting again but not with as much fury. Now I am getting ready for the local fair and the fall craft shows. Here is a link to the crafts I have been working on this year. I recently finished up 2 knitted guinea pigs and a fun fur rat. I welcone you opinions on them.

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Friday, February 08, 2008

Year of the Rat (2008)

Happy Chinese New Year. It is the year of the rat. Yippee! I love all rodents. Mice, hamsters, gerbils, rats. I have a hamster and seven gerbils. I used to have a mouse.

I also knit. I have been into making knitted toys lately. Especially mice and rats. Check out my 2007 projects link to see some pictures of my work. I found this picture while surfing. A hamster knitting! Too cute. Fits right into my blog.
Rat Knitting Pattern I have changed the ear pattern a little bit. I like it better. I use fishing line for the whiskers. They look so cool now.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Henry won 3rd Place

I am so proud of my hamster Henry. On Sunday January 27, 2008, he won third place in our local APL's 2nd annual pet photo contest fundraiser. He has such the cutest face. This is photo that he won with. His prize is a pet photo shoot with a professional photographer.

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Hamsters in Hats

Aren't these hamsters so cute with their hats! I founf this while browsing around for knitted stuff that I can knit for my hamster. Isn't this adorable!

Can anyone knit or crochet them? They would look so cute on my Henry.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween from my Critter Family!

My little critter family wanted to say Happy Halloween to everyone!

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Friday, June 29, 2007

Meet Henry the Hamster

This is Henry is a longhaired sable syrian hamster. Many petstores would call him a teddy bear hamster. When he sits up, he does look like a mini bear. I adopted Henry from our local APL on Sunday May 13, 2007. I have no clue on his age. He is a sweety and doesn't bite. My BF fell in loves with him also at the APL. At first he didn't want a hamster as we already have 4 gerbils, he saw Henry and melted. No clue on his age but no taming was required. He absolutely loves to come out at night. His hamster ball is his absolute favorite toy. He can run in it all night. He even makes turns! His previous owner must have had in a hamster ball before. I have to get a picture of him in his ball. He also loves shoulders.

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