Saturday, November 05, 2005

Bunny Finger Puppet

This little guy was made from Creative Paperclay, with curly wool for the carrot greens... and lots of good bunny vibes.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

GIANT pink bunny

(Edited by Theresa to add bunny picture which was too good to let get lost...)

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Rainbow Bun

This is Zeke, a bunny I made for Easter for my stepkids. I bought the pattern from Purple Kitty but modified it quite a bit as I went - especially the ears and tail. His eyes are pearlized lilac buttons. Zeke was not popular with Blackberry, the real bun of the house, and was glad to escape to the other house. He is now quite battered and a lop due to excessive loving. May we all be so lucky! :)

Monday, July 25, 2005

Red Bunny

I made this little guy for my bestfriend's birthday using Red Heart yarn and the stuffing from an old blanket. He now resides in Georgia.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Last Minute Knitted Bunny

Meet Pants. He's named pants because it looked like I was knitting a little pair of pants for most of his creation. Pants! Hehe!

Made from Joann's Angel Hair in the "Sensations" line and Bernat Soft Boucle for the ears and nose. Mmm...fuzzy! Cute little eyes to boot!

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Big butt bunny

Poor HeartStrings FiberArts Bunny. You've got a big old butt. My friend was right last night. I went home after our knitting meet, and finished it off and wow, it has a big old butt.

Good thing its cute. Barely put a dent in my leftover homespun. Boo!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Linguini the bunny

Meet Linguini. He can't hold his head up, poor guy. He's limp like a noodle! Also, his ears are the same length, he just chose for them to be portrayed differently in this photoshoot. I might have (okay I DID!) attached his head on backwards. But he looks cute with a big butt!

Meet Linguini's butt. Its fuzzy and cute :)

He's made from Bernat Soft Boucle. I still have a lot of that darn stuff still! Pattern is from here.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Finally Finished Bunny!

Bunny-A-Long on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This little guy is quite at home in my Chicago spring garden...He is now waiting patiently in a friend's crib for a baby girl to arrive and keep him company!

Monday, June 20, 2005

Fuzzy Bunny Feet!

Hi, I'm Shannon! I finally finished one of my bunny projects!

Project: Fuzzy (bunny) Feet care of Yarn: Knit Picks Elegance in Coal, 2+ balls. Plymouth Bamboo DPN's, size 10. Ears from Stitch and Bitch Nation.

These were pretty quick. Alpaca felts well, but smells like nasty perm solution when wet. Oh, and if you ARE felting Alpaca, do it in a pillow case. I did and I'm really glad. There's fuzzies EVERYWHERE inside it! I'm still not sure if I like where the ears were. The fuzzy bunny tails did not turn out. I've consulted the many pairs of fuzzy bunny slippers I have and can't decide. No nose has been embroidered yet, but will be! DPN's kill me, so these (without the ears) will not be gifts. Too bad.

Raven (my bunny) has figured out that they are me, so no bunny pals for her. However, she has taken to grooming my OTHER bunny slippers (and throwing them around) that are a realistic blue colour :P

Action shot!

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Talia's rabbit

So, this is the rabbit I made for my niece Talia's birthday. She'll be three next week.

I used Legs as a jumping off point but made this one a bit larger, with different ears, a fat belly and legs, and a tail (which you can't see in this shot). If I do it again, I'll be more careful about smoothing out the batting in the legs and I'll use a bit less in the belly. As is, my husband swears this rabbit could be off of Newspaper Rock, what with the arms that like to be straight up in the air and the big belly. I can accept that. I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Carrot, and it felted very nicely. I need to embroider a face onto this bunny. Or maybe not.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

My Bunny's Story

I finished my bunny. I used the pattern from Last –Minute Knitted Gifts. I used Nature Spun sport weight yarn in color Aran for the body, Nature Spun in color Nordic blue for the eyes, & Patons Divine in color Chantilly Rose for the inner ear and nose. I just used polyfill for the stuffing. This pattern was lots of fun to knit. It was cool how it all came together.

After I was finished my husband was curious as to what I was doing with the bunny all over the house. I told him Bunny was doing his photo shoot. He gave me a strange look and then said “That’s nice dear”.

Bunny’s Story

Bunny joined our family in March of 05. He quickly made himself at home. He enjoys spending time in the back yard and has been known to climb a tree here and there.

Rumor has it that bunny has joined a frog band as lead vocalist and might be planning on touring this summer with his new band mates.

Bunny is desperately afraid of Cosmo and his sharp teeth. Bunny tries to stay very still when Cosmo comes near.

Bunny prefers tea over coffee. He says there is nothing that warms him better than a nice hot cup of tea.

Bunny’s best friend is Brandy. They enjoy spending time together and sharing secrets.

We are glad Bunny has joined our family.
Come visit me at my blog Zip-a-dee-doo-dah Day

Hope you had a happy Easter!

I did! And I finished up the bunny from Jess Hutchison's pattern, using Brown Sheep's Lamb's Pride Worsted Superwash. Or is it Superwash Worsted? I made his legs and arms a bit longer than indicated in the pattern and made the body and head in one piece so I could avoid sewing his head onto his body. Here he is!

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Late joiner with bunnies!

I made these bunnies with the HeartStrings FiberArts Easy Bunny pattern from stash yarn. They did turn out to be easy. My first impression was that the blue one looked like one of the rats from Princess Bride and the pink one had ears like Piglet. They both relaxed a little since then. I saw so many fun and cute bunnies out there that I couldn't resist whipping up a few for the monkeys' Easter baskets.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Bunnies Galore

Well - here's three of my odd bunny family. The Heartsting's bunnies were fun and easy to make. I made them pom pom tails of the same yarn as their bodies and they are already off to brighten a toddler's day.

The leggy bunny from schmeebot I made from some wool I had hanging around for 15 plus years. It was pretty moth eaten and tended to fall apart. And obviously because it didn't felt at all it must have been super wash or some such. I like him anyway and have named him Scraps.

I have a few more in the works including one in purple mohair from Kate Gilbert's pattern and another Heartstrings made with green fun fur (yikes!)

An odd family Posted by Hello

swooning grandma

thanks to digital photos and the internet, i already have pictures of my grandbaby's easter. this one shows the 3-d fabric paint added to the bunny soles to keep new to running feet from slipping.

will add a few more photos to my journal, once i finish swooning.

Cotton Tails

Here's the bunnies, finished on Easter, posted today. I love the long legged pattern that so many folks are making, but I hadn't seen what anyone had done for a tail. So here are my bunnies' tails:

Pictures of the frontside of my bunnies can be seen at my very-much-under-construction blog:

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Bunny 1 Posted by Hello

Happy Easter Every-bunny!
Yesterday I got really ambitious after seeing Schmeebot's pattern...absolutely loved it! So, I had to try my hand with a couple...check 'em out!
The first one didn't felt very well (the one with the bow), I can't remember the name of the yarn I used.
The second one (the one with the button eyes) I used Cascade 220...I was much happier with the results on this one!
 Posted by Hello

Ellen's Bunny

This is a bunny made by my friend, Ellen. She used 100% angora yarn - - it's so soft and furry, I think it would be a great baby gift.
Ellen's Bunny

Jennie's Bunny

This is a bunny made by my friend, Jenny Might - - isn't "he" the cutest! I love the yarn she chose for this project, it's really different from others I've seen using the Heartstrings pattern.
Jennie Might's Bunny

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Bunny Eyes

Now they're really, finally, completely done. They still look sad, but the eyes are better. To fix them without ripping any stitches, I cut out felt circles, then cut a small "X" in the center. I "buttoned" the circles onto the eyes, then used a few stitches to tack them down.

I wasn't able to respond to any comments when I showed these before, so here's the lowdown:

I used the Fiber Trends Bunny Fun pattern and Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride wool. They took a little more than one skein each. The eyes are vintage buttons from my collection. They're stuffed with plain old polyfil. Figure about 5 hours to knit, an hour to assemble, an hour for the felting/stuffing process, and an hour to finish.

And no, these bunnies didn't shrink mysteriously ~ they're posed with an ostrich egg!

Friday, March 25, 2005

This is Claude

We have finally completed our Easter bunny, using Kate Gilbert's pattern. It was meant to be a catnip toy for the cat, but he is too cute!

So we named him Claude, and at present he is to be found perusing the bookshelves in our house. I think Claude fancies himself as a scholar. Visit my blog to see what he is reading.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Katie's bunny & friend

Katie's schmeebot bunny and an adlibbed chick.

Daffy dils

Here's a picture of two finished schmeebot bunnies sitting among the daffodils. The pink bunny's ears I'm particularly enamoured of - I knit the ears in stockingette stitch and this is the reverse side - they curled up to make quite realistic bunny ears. Though perhaps not in the most true to life color...

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Better late than never

Hi, I'm Maya. You may have seen my link over to the left for a little while now. But here I am. :-) Just in time for easter, I got my bunny mostly done!

I had the idea to make a felted bunny puppet when I saw this knit along and decided to give it a shot/ I'm a typepad user, so not too keen on how to post a picture on blogger, but You can read about it here.

I love everyone's bunnies - very fun. I especially like the skinny legs bunny - I plan to make one of those next.

Dreamy Bunny

Here is my second bunny using the Heartstrings pattern. The yarn is Moda Dea "Dream" in pink. I used #5 needles for the body and made an 11" square and the ears were made with #4 needles. It looked very similar to the bunny pictured on the pattern, but since I added the eyes and nose it looks more like a pig. Oh well. You can't see in the picture, but it has a white cotton tail.

dreamy bunny

Good luck with your bunnies!
Laura at Frog Is A Four Letter Word

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

bunny in progress

I started the Jess Hutchison bunny on Saturday. I can't believe how quickly she's knitting up. She is a gift for my 6-month-old niece. I already have a request from my sister for one.

This is my knitted toy.

Originally uploaded by knitgrl using flickr.

Rustica Bunny

4th F.O. in 2005 - Knitted Bunny

4th F.O. in 2005 - Knitted Bunny

This is my 1st project in knitted toy, using Panda Rustica Col. 1.
Perhaps i have used a wrong type of yarn for this project? Or i have very poor skill in making toys. :D
The results is not as what i've been expecting. Hmm... practise makes perfect. Maybe i'll improve my skill in my next toy project, if i find something interesting to knit with in the future.

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Monday, March 21, 2005

bunny humor(not knit by me)

over the weekend we watched the movie 'torch song trilogy' written by harvey fierstein... the main character loves bunnies, bunnies decorate his walls/dishes... right down to his slippers.

movie was good, but much much more entertaining watching with harvey's commentary, because he gives so much information about his life, & the history of the play

link to movie info

i think bunny slippers are in my future : )

Sunday, March 20, 2005

t minus 7

good sunday, everyone! it has taken me a long time to decide on what to knit; today, i have finally succeeded in making something for the bunny knit along.

finger puppet, what could be easier? it took me more time to darn in the ends and to give it a face than to knit the entire bunny.

as i live in a third floor apartment, i have no woodsy environment for props. all i have is a small tub of plastic grass so please bear with me. this next shot is poor but it shows the nice sunday sky.

and a close up for good measure.

have a fine week, everyone! it's been terrific seeing your interpretations of legs. thank you so much for sharing!

help with photos

i have goo-gobs of web space and would be happy to create a directory to hold bunny pictures. you will need to email the photos to me and have them be the size you want for display and give them very specific names including your own would be good, such as " maresmithbunny.jpg " and then i can put them in directory & send you back the url for image source code.

i think i can handle this : )

my email is

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Pictures, pictures, we all want pictures

I've had a question from a knitter-alonger about posting pictures with Hello on Blogspot - but I really don't know anything about it. Is there anyone who would care to post a quick "how to" here so those who haven't been able to post pictures could?

I think I've got this photo sharing working .... but I'm not sure --- another view of the needle felted bunny ..... Posted by Hello

needle felted bunny! Posted by Hello

first time needle felting

I had my first needle felting lesson last night and created a bunny! I have tried a few different times to post a picture on this knit-along, but have failed miserably ..... come over to purlingswine and scroll to the middle of today's (3/19) entry to see my new rabbit!

Bowling pin or bunny?

I'm planning to get this fellow finished up this weekend:

He's from this pattern designed by Jess Hutch. (Check out her other knitted toys! I love the two headed guy...)

Mr. Rabbit

Mr. Rabbit is finished!

Here’s Mr. Rabbit before a bath

right after the bath

and accessorized.

As some of you may notice I did not use the left-over yarn from my mitten project after all. The yarn breaks very easily and the mere thought of using the yarn in this project was just putting me off. So I chose Sandnes Fritidsgarn instead. I’m glad I did because I would have broken the other yarn many many times when making the i-cords.

I used the yarn for stuffing as well. The rabbit was felted in 60 C degrees as I knew from experience that the white colour of this yarn doesn’t felt well. The result was a very sturdy rabbit. He’s also a bit chubbier than his colleague. I suspect that he ate too many Easter eggs while I turned my back away. He says that I just cast on too many stitches while not paying attention to the pattern. Oh, well. Little chubbyness doesn’t hurt a rabbit, does it?

P.S. When I looked out of the window the morning after the rabbit was born I saw these:

I think it was Mr. Rabbit.