How about a quick little story about a cute little "make?"
Well, here it goes.....
Bought this magazine off of a newsstand in a Waitrose in London while we were visiting the UK in March. I had fallen IN LOVE with the knit bunny that sat quietly on the corner of the front cover. Once I peaked through the mag, I saw there were plenty of other things that would make me happy to "make", too.
Within days of arriving home from our trip, I dove into my yarn stash and pulled out some ancient rag yarn that I had bought from the thrift store several years ago. It was the perfect weight and the perfect colour.
Time to knit!!
This pattern was very well written and helped create a bunny body as you would crochet "amigurumi." I've made several crocheted animal toys in this style, but I have never knitted one. I was a bit nervous, but within one evening I had created a head and body for my dear little bunny!
Next came his big long ears and then his chunky, little legs. These needed a bit of concentration to stick with the pattern (and I'll admit, I had to pull one leg out several times!) but in the end they came together, too!
Once I had mastered shaping his legs, his arms felt much easier. It took one evening to sew all the body parts together and I really enjoyed adding his cute, little facial features.
But by far, my favourite part of this whole project was adorable little pom-pom tail!
My daughter pointed out, after the fact, that I had sewn it on slightly askew and left of centre.
I don't mind a bunny that's a little off kilter.
Adds to the cute factor, don't you think?
Speaking of cute..... looks like my youngest boy is in love. Actually, this boy adores anything that is knit or crocheted.
He'll tell you it's his "favourite texture."
In fact, if we ever lose him in the craft store, we always know where to find him - in the yarn section, where he'll be cuddling the biggest and fluffiest balls of yarn just like they were kittens or baby lambs.
I wasn't planning on keeping BlueBell Bunny in our home for very long. One of my friend's sons was going to adopt him soon. However, now that I have seen the love my own boy is showering on him, he may end up sticking with us after all.
Hugs to all,