Saturday, March 05, 2005
Speaking of pressure, let's take a bit off here, shall we? I never meant that the Bunny A Long-ers had to finish before March 27... I was just thinking that bunnies and Easter have a bit of a shared history. This blog and the knitalong will remain open for as long as there are people making bunnies in the world. So Join Up!
Friday, March 04, 2005
MAN! I've been trying to post this darn picture for 3 days now & this is the first i've been able to get it to work Now I'm happy, though. =)
So, here is bunny #1! He doesn't have a name yet, as he was really a test of the pattern...maybe i'll call him...Fred! yeah, that's as good a name as any. Anyway...Right now he's sitting at my desk at work keeping my computer company. soon he'll have many bunny friends to keep him company...at least until Easter. I'll post again when i have more "friends"
Go to voodoo bunny.
I love the devil-tail on the bunny, oh yes I do.
Thursday, March 03, 2005
I'm going to try Thuy's felted bunny and I’m using some brown yarn that will be left over from my felted mittens project. I should just finish the second mitten before I can start!
I'm using the Fiber Trends pattern and leftover bits of neutral colored Lamb's Pride worsted. The bunnies will be different, so an argument should ensue immediately after they receive them. There is no way that I can give each of them The Right One. I will botch it.
Progress photos are at my site yesterday and today.
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Here she is, Miss Bunny Bum Legs all made up. I realize it's not a great picture, the sun and the snow made the light too bright. But I couldn't resist taking the picture outside since it's such a glorious day. And - to Norwegians - Easter and snow are closely linked. The carrot I borrowed from my daughter's toybox. I liked this project, fast and fun to knit. Next time I'll make the arms a bit longer and the left ear a bit smaller.
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
I've just finished my first bunny! I picked Legs, and he is... green ;) I don't have much yarn that will do for felting, and I had to knit something this evening... but I think he's getting pretty cute anyway :) Now I just have to book a washing maschine and find something to wash with him...
greetings from san francisco!
please note that the pattern for legs the felted bunny is missing one crucial dimension: his neck. it should be approximately half the body's circumference, about 8 stitches. it needs to be big enough for the stuffing to come up through the body and stout enough to support the ear burdened head.
i will try to amend the graphic pattern as soon as i can. in the meantime, happy knitting!
oh, and happy march!
Update March 5: The Buzz List has now updated, so the link above no longer points to the page where the Bunny A Long is featured. (Phooey.) I haven't found an archive yet, but if I do, I'll post again.
Check out my pictures at these links.
Here I am again, presenting Miss Bunny Bum before felting (she's in the machine right now). I followed schmeebots instructions, although not very accurately. The arms are a bit short maybe, and the ears are in garter stitch. I think you and Theresa used moss stitch? Plus I gave her a heel like structure on her behind in order for her to have a bunny bum. I'm curious on how that turns out in the felting.
Monday, February 28, 2005
I haven't decided which bunny I want to knit yet, but maybe "Legs" or the one from one of Erika Knight's books (can't remember the title right now)...
Elisabeth - in Denmark where it is snowing!
He still needs to get his back sewn up and some features embroidered on. It was a very fun, quick knit.
Once again I want to say that all are welcome! And remember to include the little ones. The HeartStrings FiberArts bunny is likely easy enough for even the youngest knitter... it's just a rectangle - the bunny appears when it's folded! If you've got even smaller ones, then there's always the Boo Boo Bunny or a clothes pin bunny or even some plastic egg bunnies!
In other news, Amy has sent not a few people this way by writing about the Bunny A Long at both the Knitty Blog and at Interweave Web Watch. I am having so much fun.
I'm just I-cord away from being finished on the first (of many I'm sure) felted bunnies from scheebot's instructions and have a suggestion: Stuff the bunny's head before closing it! I had closed the top of the head (between the ears) by using a 3 needle bind off and that's not the easiest thing to unravel. I managed to open it up just enough to stuff some wool stuffing down into his head.
I'm not entirely sure he looks like a bunny just yet, and being blue probably doesn't help, but that's what I had to hand last night. It's Cascade 220 wool and I'm using 4mm needles.
I think I made the I cord on the ears a bit too long too...
I have - so far - only knitted scarves (plus one bag, which is really a scarf sewn up!), so this will be my first attempt as something that is not rectangle shaped. having said that, if all else fails, I will knit a scarf with a rabbit motif on it!
Look forward to seeing people's work!
Waving to all from a sunny but cold London,