Sunday, November 12, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Since we just cannot have a post without pictures, I am shamelessing showing my faceless Fiber Trends Felted Bunny. Sporting a pair of baby "shoes" knitted out of Berroco Suede, he has yet to tell me how to make his face up!
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
While my family and I were traveling through Ukiah, California this summer, I managed to get a few minutes of yarn shopping in at Heidi's Yarn Haven, a friendly, yarn-packed shop located right downtown. They had these bunny slippers on display, and I just had to buy the Fiber Trends pattern and yarn for them right then and there. I knit them in less than a week, which is pretty good for me since I am easily distracted. They are extremely impractical, but I think they're darling. I have another view of them on the August 12 entry of my blog.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
I knitted this bunny for my son, Anthony (age 3)--he carefully put him in the bowl with the eggs I knitted as well. (The eggs are from www.curlypurly.com/eggs.html.) I used Lamb's Pride wool, size 8 dpn for the bunny, and some cheap cotton yarn for the eggs (also knit on the same dpns).
The bunny is Jess Hutch's pattern, and I added the tail and whiskers. I was pretty happy with the way it came out, although next time I won't stuff the arms as much--they stick out too much!
I am almost done with my next bunny, in a different pattern . . .
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
I wasn't really happy with how this bunny came out - for me it's all about the eyes - but other people just love it (her)? I think it's because of the yarn - it's Sirdar Snuggly - a bit of a nuisance to knit with but comes out lovely and soft, the stitches don't really show. She is an Alan Dart pattern.
I get embarassed when I show people that I not only knit bunnies - I pose them in the garden for their pictures!
I made bags for my stepkids and then needlefelted some designs on them. One wanted a bunny sniffing a flower. I whipped this out before we ran out the door to return them. It turns out I perform well under pressure - I'm very happy with the results! I also made them those start-with-a-square bunnies, but since so many people have posted pics of those I didn't bother. Needlefelting is supereasy - try it!
My blog: http://needlegrrl.blogspot.com/
Sharon (Slave to a real bun)
Sunday, April 02, 2006
Saturday, April 01, 2006
I had bought a skein of pink fluffy stuff with the intent to make womb, a knitty pattern for one of my infertility friends but in the end the yarn I bought was too fluffy so I thought....BUNNIES. I found this pattern and got to work. I really like how they turned out and can see myself making more of them.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
My knit blog is at:
and I'm currently on a bit of a toy knitting kick and a bunny fan.
This is a picture of the toy I've made for a friend's little girl. It is a fluffy bunny that was alot of fun to make, and not very hard. The only problem was that this yarn was a bit thin for guage and hence the bunny was a bit "holey" which I remided by darning the holiest bits.
Looking at these pictures it seems I might still do a bit of darning on the feet so the stuffing doesn't show through.
I also made a dress for her based very roughly on the dress in the book
It looks awfully homemade, but it was my first toy (other than catnip mousies!)I hope the little girl will like her.
The book she was made from was quite fun, and I plan to try a few more toys from it - "Knitted Toys" by Fiona McTague", which I got from the library.
The 3 year old little girl who recieved the toy seemed to like her very well, and she has christened my creature
"Bunny Bunny" - the bunny so nice she named it twice? I hope so!! haha.
Since then I've used the same yarn, Bernat "Symphony " I believe it is called ( a faux mohair type of acrylic yarn..) to knit other toys and have had much more success with doubling the yarn to knit with, usuing around 6 mm or so needles - it is a really nice yarn for a toy I think - nice and soft but still easy to knit as it has puffy fluffies instead of eye-straining "fur" type yarn...
One area I'd like to improve or vary more in my toys is the facial expressions which are done with embroidery, something I'm inexperienced at. Any pointers or good links from you bunny alonger-ers?
I do have some of those "teddy bear eyeballs" but as you all know, you don't want to use those on things for small kids as there is a choking danger.
Also, you can really scare people by replying "Do you sell eyeballs?" when they ask if they can help you find something in a store...
Sunday, March 19, 2006
RUN!! HIDE! It's the bunny army. No green thing is safe. On the far right, General Jack, is conducting a sweep search with his men. Bunstir, Peter, Thumper, and Harry have been with the General on similar mission before so they are prepared. If you feel the need for wee bunnies too go to www.weewonderfuls.com and look for the free patterns. Have fun!
Friday, March 17, 2006
Thursday, March 16, 2006
I stuffed some with catnip, as they are about the same size as the catnip mice I can get at the petshop - I think my cats love em with and without catnip, and they especially like the curly carrot tops. LOL.
For a while, I was cranking out these little guys and the house started looking like the set from Wallace & Grommit's Curse of the Wererabbit!
From the Heartstrings Bunny Pattern and a swatch knit from Lion Brand Homespun, this little bun was born. Unfortunately he was a bit difficult to photograph indoors, so the front on shot is a little dark.
I love how his little ears curl around. I think he'll become a regular in the repertoire as he's quick to churn out and is baby-safe too :) Very important considering the number of baby gifts I need to get together!
I made his tail with some home-made pompom templates. Gotta love a nice fluffy tail :D
Sunday, March 12, 2006
I'm excited about bunny themed knitting, so I will come up with some other bunnies to add!
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Here are some photographs of Blue Bun. I sat him in the yellow tulips to make him look more Eastery.
He is of course the Small Rabbit from Debbie Bliss's 'Toy Knits', knitted in Sirdar Donegal Tweed DK: his sweater is Lorna's Laces Worsted in Black Watch.
The first sweater I knitted was a bit small so I knitted him another one so that he was decently covered and warm enough. None of the rabbits in that book have tails – why is that? I think I'll have to make him a tail, as I'm giving him as a present and I'm bound to be asked why he doesn't have one. He's going to go and live with my friend Gail.
I'm planning to do the Angel Rabbit as well, and maybe the Ballerina Rabbit, but I have one or two other things on the needles which I should finish first….
Friday, February 24, 2006
Here's a trio of bunnies -my first is on the left - all garter stitch :). He was done quite a while ago when I was still learning how to knit.
The second followed the pattern a little more faithfully, except I think the swatch was bigger to start with. The third, well, let's just say I was trying for that angora look.
Here's one I did in hot pink fuzzy synthetic. She's one of my faves, but I gave her away to a good home.
I think I need to try some other patterns!
Friday, January 27, 2006
Here is my (first) bunny. Its made from one skein of Elann Peruvian Highland wool, using the pattern by Jess Hutch. I just ordered 'Last-Minute Knitted Gifts' off of Barnes & Noble (I wish they'd stop sending me coupons...) and I want to make the bunny from there too.