Monday, October 04, 2010

Hello Bunny

Hi Knitters,
I have some home photos of the new mini-collection I made for Knit Simple last spring and early summer. I happen to love seeing designers' home photos of projects because often they are shot from all angles and can also give you an idea about the size of a project. Here you can see that this little friend can sit in the palms of your hands.

With that being, I'd like to share some home photos and the basic information about my newest bunny design.
Pattern: Knit Simple Holiday 2010 (hitting the stands on Oct. 5, 2010)
Yarn: Spud & Chloƫ Sweater in Toast, Watermelon and Ice Cream (only tiny bits of Watermelon and Ice Cream are needed and 1 skein of Toast)

The project is worked in the round on double-pointed needles. The only sewing together is to attach the head, ears and feet to the body using some basic whipstitch. This is a simple and quick toy to whip up in no time at all.
Ravelry project page link for Bunny is here.
Knit Simple Holiday 2010 Ravelry link is here.

In the background you can see that TC brought down some woodland wall stickers on a large sheet to help inspire me as I made the toys for Knit Simple. I love that.
The bunny is sitting on my partially finished Tea Leaves Cardigan from last spring. It is fun to look back at that. It's strange how long ago the making of that sweater seems.
I love the curve of the ears and how the ears are kind of folded back. It is sweet.
This is a helpful angle so you can see how I positioned the legs.
The tail is always the finishing touch when making a toy, especially a bunny's tail.
Have a good Monday everyone!
best, susie


Barb said...

I am new to knitting (and I mean 'brand new!!), but my goal is to be able to knit these adorable knitted animals!! I saw the article in Knit Simple and then had to explore your sites - you are amazing!!! and I am in AWE!!!

thank you so much for sharing your talent with the rest of us!

amy said...

Susan - thank you so much for the new Knit Simple magazine give-away. I got mine in the mail on Friday. I love it - especially your Woodland Friends.

Thanks again.

Kekumukula said...

What an adorable bunny. The best and supersized. I'd say better than the real thing.

Sara in WI said...

I just got my magazine Saturday and am just itching to get started on the animals.....but I have to finish my grape jelly sweater first! Yikes. (Don't forget Guild next Monday with Jared Flood! I'll save you a seat.)

Kar said...

The Bunny is so cute! I'm going to have to look for that magazine.

Leanne Coppola said...

Love the bunny...but what is that fabulous green sweater underneath?

April said...

I can hardly wait to pick up the magazine- I tried to get it last week, but of coarse it was not there yet. Those cute animals are going to make wonderful Christmas gifts to many of the sweet kids in my life. :)

babyboxermom said...

I could use a cuddle with that sweet bunny right about now :-/ TFS

Lucy said...

The bunny is super sweet!

missyn said...

just got my magazine today and am excited to start the owls...the rabbit and fox are these