If you’ve been on Instagram or FB you’ll have seen that I’ve been knitting a little rabbit. A little cotton rabbit to be exact. I was talking to a lovely lady running sunday school and it turned out she used to run the church craft stall and I said I’d be donating some things this year. We started talking about knitting and making things for people and then she reminded me of little cotton rabbits. That then gave me the idea to knit them for my little girl’s teacher and assistants who are truly the most amazing teachers and helpers I’ve met. What a sweet easter present instead of chocolate.
So I started. Now the knitting is all very easy. It’s the putting all the pieces together and making it look cute that can get a bit tricky. And it brought back memories of doing the steiner/waldorf doll making class where I wasn’t the best student and you had to get just the right amount of filling in the head. And then I had a few whoopsies like making two right shoes instead of one left and one right. And I’m not sure if the arms are right but overall this is one super cute project.
A week or maybe even less on the needles. A great opportunity to get stuck into the stash. I used Bendigo Rustic 8 ply in a fleck for the rabbit. Patons Baby 4ply for the soft pink. Patons 4 ply cotton for the hot pink and Moda Vera 4 ply cotton for the green. She still needs an outfit but I knew I’d put off all the seaming and putting the rabbit together if I raced ahead and made the outfit first. And I had to use 2.25mm needles for the 4 ply work because I couldn’t find a 2.5mm set of needles. But it wasn’t a problem. Ravelry details are here.
The pattern instructions are unbelievably straightforward with loads of photos of each step. And I think if you can knit then you can make one of these……so go for it!