Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bunny Egg Cozies

Small projects have been the easiest for me since I have spent the last 14 days fighting the flu and another sinus infection. I have been working here and there on a stack of dish cloths for my daughter, Hilary, who is getting married in April and requested them. I will show a picture of them when I get a few more accomplished. But one can only do so many of those then a little change is needed!

So I rummaged around my bookshelf and landed on The Knitter's Year by Debbie Bliss. I pulled it out and thumbed through it again {backwards~ why do we always do that?}. And to my great delight, there on page 29, sat some darling little bunnies! Well, as I said the other day I just LOVE BUNNIES! So I grabbed some scrap yarn and got down to business and I mean in no time one of these little cuties was staring me back in the face.

I will note that instead of knitting it back and forth in stockinette stitch after casting on 36 stitches I connected it and worked it in the round. It was much faster that way. I see no reason not to knit round things in the round and am always amazed when top designers write the pattern to be worked flat. It's twice as fast this way, no purling and no seaming. When it's done, it's DONE. And THAT'S what I'm talking about!

I should also mention the fact that the ears are a bit stripey. After finishing the main part I realized there would not be enough yarn left to make both ears. So I grabbed another shade of pink and just randomly worked the two together in stripes. This is just what happens sometimes when we work from those bits of yarn left over in our stash. This bunny is not a gift.  He's just for me. My reminder that Spring is on the way. So I don't mind if he has a little extra character!

*Today's Project~ a Grey Bunny to keep this one company.
Hmmm.....wonder if after I place them next to each other in the china cabinet they will multiply over night? Wouldn't that be an awesome knitting experience?!


  1. Those bunnies are adorable! I much prefer knitting in the round, too. Can't stand purling, lol.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks! Me too ~ if we can skip the purling it's much quicker and easier.
    You have a great weekend as well!

  3. They are so cute Danette!!! Even the stripey ear one.

  4. Thanks Kar!!! I love bunnies!
    Have a great weekend in your corner of the world,


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