Sunday, January 27, 2008

Some bunny loves you


Pattern: Bunny by Jess Hutchison
Yarn: Georga 100% Wool (left over from Bill's Manly Mitts)
Needles: four 4.0mm DPNs
Notions: eyes are buttons, nose/mouth is embroidery floss
Finished size: 9.5 inches from toe to tip of ear
Modification: I knit the body, arms, and legs first, and stuffed them; instead of knitting the head as a separate piece, I picked up 18 sts. around the neck and knit up, starting with round 5 of the head. (That will only make sense if you did/do knit this.)


During this morning's back porch photo shoot, Bill said, "When did you knit that?" and then, "What's it for?" Well, I knit this bunny on a recent evening that involved three episodes of The Wire (season 3), I put it all together on another TV evening, and it's not for anything other than my own amusement. And now yours. And that's enough of a reason to knit a bunny, I think.

I washed all the fabric for my Flock of Triangles quilt. Thanks again for your advice -- I was very interested to find out that the vintage-y look results from the shrinking of the batting rather than of the fabric! This is something I'd been wondering about. Unfortunately, I left the fabric in the dryer too long, but spritzing it with water as I ironed helped to smooth it out. Before I start cutting out the triangles, I'm considering sizing it up to a single-bed-sized quilt, just because I have enough yellows to make it bigger. I guess I'll do the math and think about it. In the meantime, I'm hugely inspired by all the finished Flock quilts I've found on the blogs and Flickr, like marirob's in pinks and brown, Lady Harvatine's in reds, amishas' in oranges, and weebum's in greens.

I did finish the blue baby quilt earlier this month, so I'll show you photos of that soon. I'm about halfway through knitting a Swallowtail Shawl. I'm reading, too. It turns out that if I blog less, I have time to read and knit! So that will continue to be the strategy for the time being. Enjoy the rest of January, and I'll see you soon.

20 comments:

Rachael said...

That is so damn cute. And did you know that Lala used to work with Jess Hutchinson? And that she nowadays runs into her at Neko Case shows? Two degrees!

Chris said...

It's cute! She has such great toy patterns.

Holly of HollYarns said...

The Wire is amazing--so amazing that there are times I can't even knit while watching it because I am so wrapped up in the story! Never mind the fact that I can knit while reading a book, with my eyes closed, or in the darkness of a movie theater.

Cute bunny, too!

sydney said...

Cute bunny! Knitting it for your amusement seems like a good enough reason to me.

Veronique said...

Adorable bunny!
I like the yellows you chose for the quilt. Have you chosen a contrast color already?

Elizabeth said...

Awww. So cute. I agree - that's reason enough to knit a bunny.

miss ewe said...

You're no bunny til some bunny loves you.
CUUUUUTE. I like it.

meg said...

so cute!

i hope you're enjoying the wire. it really is such a spectacular show.

stephanie said...

oh my...too freaking cute!

Stacey said...

so cute!! loving all the quilts out there....the colors are inspiring!

gleek said...

aw, the bunny is definitely cute!!

Michelle said...

Bunny! It's adorable! I want one!

The Hopeful Borderline. said...

So Cute. Lovely quilts. Love your yellows.

Seanna Lea said...

It's great that with a little less blogging you can get so much done. I take (most of the time) little blogging vacations over the weekends and it is amazing how much I get done that way.

Carol said...

Love the bun!

Ellen said...

I want to pat the bunny, and play in the snow! We are snow-deficient in north Florida. WRT The Wire, I can knit only simple things while I watch because I have to read the closed captioning. Don't you love Omar?

A. & J. said...

So cute!

I love it!

DJB said...

He looks cold. Aren't you supposed to be reading?

Elizabeth said...

I must comment on your awesomeness once again by noting that I've given you an award at my blog:

http://amingledyarn.wordpress.com/2008/01/29/yall-have-made-my-day/

Jen Sirois said...

That bunny is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!