I have never been a patient person, one who carefully sits down and reads directions, but rather one who learns visually and carelessly plows thru things hoping for the best. Book learning has always been a challenge for this ADD brain, so when I started this pattern and noticed on Ravelry that a few people said to read the tips carefully, I tucked that tidbit away in my brain and promptly ignored it.
I will back up a little bit. I have been following Julie's blog, Little Cotton Rabbits for many years. Julie knits the sweetest little bunnies and if you are lucky enough to win a random drawing to purchase one, you are rewarded with a very sweet little bunny, and what Woolen Rabbit wouldn't want a sweet little bunny, right? I was fortunate enough to purchase Blanchine, the brown and white bunny above and I just love her!
A number of months ago, Julie released the pattern for 2 rabbits and some dresses and I was so excited that I bought all of the patterns right away. It's taken me months to get to it as I have been happily knitting away on some stockinette sweaters, but I needed a change of pace in my knitting with a little challenge for a spell so I picked up this pattern, all 14 pages, and started on a little companion bunny for Blanchine.
Well .....back to the directions part. If you look at my bunny, you can see that her bottom half seems to be bigger than Julie's and that would be because I used the wrong needle size. Sewing the joints onto the body....so much trickier than it would seem to be. Stuffing the body to just the right firmness, again, not as easy as you would think and of course in re-reading the directions I found little tips that I should have followed to make it easier...aggh.
Well, while I might not be good about reading directions carefully, I am a very determined person when it comes to doing something right, so I will finish this little blue bunny and then I will start another one reading the directions carefully and hopefully it will be half as nice as Julie's.
(The bunnies are in a baby bunny bucket)
There is a ton of work involved in making these little bunnies. I am amazed that Julie has made so many of them and each one lovlier than the next, God bless her!
With that I am off. Have a wonderful weekend in your corner of the world!