Monday, February 20, 2012

Nana's Bunnies

Although it's only February I am thinking Spring already, as I know most of us are. Who isn't usually ready to throw off the Winter blues by now in favor of some warm, sunny days! Along with thoughts of Spring always come plans for Easter. And I LOVE bunnies! So when I found this pattern for "Nana's Bunnies" , once again in my newest knitting book, Vintage Knits for Modern Babies, I was immediately smitten. They're just so very sweet.

The pattern says they will be 5 1/2 inches but mine are 7 inches instead. Just the right size for little hands and they would even fit nicely into a pocket. I used Knit Picks Shine Worsted Cotton/Modal blend {one of my favorite yarns for baby items} for mine. The are stuffed lightly and snuggly soft.

I think children of all ages will like these cute flop eared toys. The pink striped one is for my granddaughter, Gabby, who will be 5 by Easter and the blue striped one is for little Sir Henry who comes to Knit Night with his Mommy and is only 3 months old. I figure Gabby can carry hers in a pocket or a little purse and set it up for tea party's with her dollies, while Sir Henry can drool all over his. Though they be just simple little things, I get tickled every time I look at them and squeeze their sweet baby softness!
"Teach us delight in simple things."   Rudyard Kipling


  1. Danette! Oh my goodness!! Sir Henry and I are excited!! These bunnies are to die for, so sweet if you to make him one!
    Really your timing is perfect as I just cast on a super soft bunny hat in Angora for him! My friend Kerrie just finished one and we tried it in Henry last night, I immediately knew he needed one! Your bunny will be perfect to coordinate :o)
    Love you! Hope you are feeling better soon. I will be in town on Wed, so if you need anything let me know! <3

  2. Oh ~ so glad you like the bunny!!! And thanks for offering your help. Don't want you exposed though.Can't get over this flu. Doctor told me to skip my weekly treatment this Wednesday to get my immune system to kick in. Still have no appetite, body aches, etc., etc., etc., Go from bed to couch and couch to bed. Day 11 now and not much better:( All I can say is COME ON SPRING!!!
    Now you see why I am playing with bunnies when I feel good enough to sit up on the couch. Ha!

  3. Hi Danette,

    Yes, amazing how quickly Easter is in the air isnt it! Opposite way around here tho, we are coming into Autumn.

    BTW, I had to zoom in to 200% to read the font on your blog this morning, it was really, really tiny, not sure why.


  4. Well Happy Autumn to you Fi! I must say I am glad ours is behind us once again. I don't know what in the world the problem with the font was?! Every time I bring my blog up the font changes back and forth on me but the size is always the same. There's always something jumping about on blogger though it seems. Let me know if it is still that way or ever like that again. Thanks!


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