Saturday, August 21, 2010
Another Pink Bunny
Pattern: Knitted Bunny, by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer.
Yarn: Cotton/Angora from a thrift store sweater, Madil Kid Seta in oyster. Following Nanea's and blogless Sandy's idea, I held two strands of the sweater yarn and one strand of the Kid Seta together. The little extra fuzz really helped to dress up the rather drab yarn.
Needles: size 6
After making the first bunny I knit a couple extra rows for the head portion for a larger head. I used two cables from the yellow Charted Knitting Design: A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker. The larger head idea was stymied by the fact that I sewed the bunny up backward and did not notice until I passed the point of no return. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I decided to let my gray hair grow out and the gray matter of my brain is seeping out.
I also sewed the legs together by putting the right sides together, then turning them right side out, and I like the way the feet came out better.
He is stuffed with some matted roving and bits of left over quilt batting. I made the smaller stand up ears this time and like the way they turned out.