Wednesday, February 9, 2011

You’re Never Too Old


A few months ago, I knit a little white bunny for a friend’s baby shower, and my daughter, who is nineteen years old, said she would like to have one, too.  Well, I can’t say no to that!  I just love it so much when one of my kids admires what I do and wants me to make something for them.   But I had already made the bunny once, and was finding it hard to get motivated to do it again.  In the meantime, she took up her own knitting, and I kind of wondered if she wouldn’t just make her own bunny, but she focused on scarves instead, and continued to ask me whether I’d made her bunny yet. 


I kept putting it off, until Alicia Paulson posted this a few days ago, and all of a sudden, I got excited about knitting a bunny again.  This one has movable arms and legs!  I love that an absurd amount.  I used Manos del Uruguay Wool Classica from the stash (sorry, as usual the label is gone, so I don’t know what color this is.)  His vest is knit from some leftover alpaca.


The very clever pattern is by Barbara Prime at Fuzzy Mitten.  You can knit jackets and dresses for the bunnies, too, and I already feel like making another bunny, for myself this time, and knit it a whole wardrobe of cute things, little bunny clothes with embroidered roses and cables and maybe a teeny scarf, too.  In fact, I already dug the yarn out of the cupboard.  It’s a nice, soft gray.  The next bunny will be a girl.  (Uh oh, I can see where this is going.  You know how bunnies can be.)