So a month later, I've finally finished the second hippo for another friend's bub.
He's a bit more trim than his purple sister, but still quite endearing.
I loved using this squishy wool from The Wool Company, I bought it from a lovely parent who donated it for use in class and when I spied it, I implored her (quite shamelessly) to let me buy it from her. She wasn't fussed and I ended up with another lovely skein of squishy wool from one of my favourite shops (as if I needed more.)
This means I can start knitting for my own bub next! I'm very excited to pick my pattern and the perfect wool for my baby!