I’ve been gripped by a sudden urge to knit small toys. I hope this isn’t a sign of impending old age, although I do quite fancy myself one of those vigorous old ladies who is always knitting soft toys and baby matinee jackets for the op shop she volunteers at! I think the current appeal is that they come together in an adorable finished product in double quick time. This is a bonus when you’re busy! Milly is of course thrilled with her new rabbits and urging me to do more.
The rabbit in the swimsuit is a Debi Birkin pattern Bunty Rabbit Goes Swimming. And the smaller rabbit is Bunny Girl in a Blue Dress by Julie Williams. I do adore her patterns. If you haven’t seen her blog Little Cotton Rabbits go check it out, she is amazing. The stripey yarn is a Patons 4 ply cotton yarn intending for crocheting doily type stuff, but it worked out really well with the stripes on the rabbit legs. And I do love the little heart buttons on her shoes.
Isn’t she just so adorable??! I have to keep going nawwww! every time I look at her. The pattern is ‘girl fox in a flowery frock‘ by Little Cotton Rabbits. The feet are awfully fiddly but worth the effort with their cuteness.
This project started when I bought some beautiful yarn, but when I tried to knit with it, it was too rough on the hands. I decided (as you do!) that it would make good mermaid hair, and designed this little mermaid to wear the yarn. I got as far as making the body, then the project stalled, and has sat, armless and hairless, on the shelf for two whole years! Finally, Laura took charge, and bullied me (coaxed me?) into finishing it off this afternoon, and has now named her Seraphina and taken possession of her. Laura also designed the bikini, stuffed the arms, and knotted some of the hair strands.
You’re reading a blog post from 2008, part of my continuing efforts to transfer all the posts from my old blog onto my new one.
A vomiting bug has hit our household, but Liam (the only one who is well, he has the constitution of an ox that boy) has a party to go to tomorrow, and I had only just started on the gift for his little friend. So even though my head is falling off I have spent today making this dolly. She is quite easy to make, with short-cuts like machine-sewn hair. To make her special she is wearing the school uniform of the intended recipient.
This is a cap that I knitted up for Miss Laura a week or so ago. It is knit with doubled yarn so it used more than I expected and I ran out before I finished. I couldn’t find any to match exactly but found a variegated yarn with the exact shade in it.
And making a special appearance on my blog – my partner in crime – wearing his scarf which was whipped up on instructions from the chiro to keep his neck warm. He loves it!