Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Soft Bunny

Did you have a happy Halloween? I didn't get any trick or treaters, as usual, so I'm working on polishing off the bowl of Tootsie Pops and miniature Hershey bars by myself. Poor, poor, me.

Last Sunday I took time out from my two big knitting projects to make this little bunny from the book Vintage Knits for Modern Babies . Love, love, love that book. It's where the pattern for the crossover jacket came from.

The bunny only took an afternoon to knit, which is one reason I wanted to knit it. It's going to be a while before the blanket and sweater I am working on are done, and I really needed some knitstant gratification.

The funny thing is, it almost took me longer to embroider the french knot eyes and nose than it did to knit the entire bunny. I checked out three different embroidery tutorials and just couldn't get it. Finally I came up with my own funky way of making the knot that sort of worked.

I'm sure you can guess who the bunny is for.

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Dogwood said...

Adorable...absolutely adorable.
What a fun project.
I know. I know. I know who it is for!
That precious little Lily.
Hugs, Cory

justjenn said...

You said knitstant. And now it will be my new word. I can totally relate. That bunny is cute.

Tracey ~ Clover said...

Lily is one lucky little girl to have you as an aunt! The bunny is too cute.

Maiden Jane said...

Oh that is cute. I have a pattern for a bunny but never started it - I'm sure it's fairly complicated - used two skeins of organic cotton. I bought it in Alexandria and thought I'd make it for my niece. She turned one and I sewed up a simple little doll instead. (She was sick for her birthday so I still have not gifted it yet!) I finalllly finished my vest!

Hilary Martin said...

I know somebunny who can't wait for her toy!

Theresa said...

I SURE do know who that cute little bunny is for:) That sweet little angel is going to love it forever! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Suz said...

oh Lily will love them
my daughter had the three little pigs and the three little bears
made by a dear woman at our church when she was little
and she still has them....38 years later


Very sweet bunny for Lily! You are the best Auntie!

Is the candy all gone?!

Rachel said...

Sooooo cute! I really don't know how to make a French knot either, despite years of cross-stitching. Oh well, your eyes and nose look perfect!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I can teach you French knots! They seem complicated but they really aren't. I found a good video out on YouTube