Monday, February 10, 2014

Bunny Love & Teaching Dates!

Hi, Knitters,
Well, there were a couple of problems with the last post. Here is what the last post said in a nutshell:

I am teaching and speaking in Minneapolis in less than a couple of weeks. 

My schedule in Minneapolis is as follows:
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Morning and afternoon workshops and a Luncheon/Book Signing/Meet & Greet

Minnesota Knitters' Guild
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Teaching two workshops!

Minnesota Knitters' Guild Guest Speaker at the Annual Tea
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, 2pm

In March I am teaching and speaking at Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle, March 14-16, 2014. If you are in the area or traveling from another place far away, I'd love to see you in class or attending my lecture.
Click here for more information and to register!  Even though the Fair Isle Hat class is sold out I may be able to add more spots in the class so please request if you are interested.

Here is my VK Live Seattle schedule:
Sold Out2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFair Isle Hat [More Info]
Susan B. Anderson
8:30 am - 11:30 amLittle Dragon Toy Knitting Workshop NEW [More Info]
Susan B. Anderson
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmSock Yarn Bunny [More Info]
Susan B. Anderson
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmLecture: Sheep, Monkeys, Bunnies! Toy Knitting for All NEW [More Info]
Susan B. Anderson
8:30 am - 11:30 amEgg to Turtle Reversible Toy Workshop NEW [More Info]
Susan B. Anderson
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmBuild-a-Toy Workshop [More Info]
Susan B. Anderson
Last but not least, on April 4-6th, 2014, I am spending the weekend signing books and teaching at the lovely Fibre Space in Alexandria, Virginia! I'm so excited to be back again for a longer, more relaxing visit. 

Okay, so hopefully this will explain more clearly where I'll be over the few months. 

One last thing, from April 25-27, 2014, I am going to be teaching at the Dayton, Ohio Knitters Guild Retreat. 

After these busy few months ahead I am staying home! I am not going to be traveling for work again until the fall in September, 2014. Then I am very busy again for a couple of months but I'll tell you all about those dates when it gets closer. To give you a vague preview for the fall, I'll be in Colorado, Massachusetts, Maine, and Chicago.

I hope to see you at any or all of the upcoming events where I'll be teaching and speaking. I really love meeting the fun knitters out there in different locations and teaching workshops is about my favorite thing to do when it comes to my knitting career as a whole. I love to teach. So I hope you'll join me.

Now on to other things!

A couple of days ago I published a pattern for download called, Bunny Love. Prior to this the pattern had been available only in kit form by Little Skein.

In addition to the original Bunny Love pattern, I've updated the bunny to include options for different arms and feet, and a more cheerful face. Also included is a fun little cardigan and some carrots for good measure. I think this bunny is incredibly sweet. 

If you already purchased the kit and would like only the additional modifications, I have made that available for you. Click here!

The yarn is Owl by Quince & Company in the Elf and Cerulean colorways. The buttons are by Sheppard Handmade on Etsy. 

Here is some information you might like to know:

Bunny Love measures 7 1/2 inches tall without the ears and about 12-inches tall including the ears.

·      The original striped bunny made with the Velveteen Striping DK Yarn from Gynx Yarns, has a cardigan knit in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Tent #02.
·      The off-white bunny is knit in Quince & Co. Owl (50% American Wool, 50% American Alpaca), 120 yards/50 grams; 1 skein in Elf #303
·      The Quince & Co. Owl Bunny Love is knit on US size 4 double-pointed needles at 5 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch.

·      The off-white bunny’s cardigan is knit in Quince & Co. Owl, 1 skein in Cerulean #315 on US size 7s (it took 12 grams to be exact).

 Enjoy the bunnies in the following photos!

The bunny buttons are really old and I don't know where to get them. 

 The tiny bunnies in front are the Mini-Bunny Loves pattern. These use 15 grams of sock yarn and are on sale right now for $1.00 off!
Use the discount code: MINI 
Good through Feb. 14, 2014!

I'm so proud of all of these little bunnies!

I have 2 BIG giveaways planned for later this week so check back for that. It will be good, I promise.

I hope everyone is well and that you are getting some knitting done during these cold, cold months. I know I am getting a lot of knitting in due to the weather.
best, susie


Elly said...

That is the cutest knitted bunny I've ever seen! I am always amazed at the designs you come up with! That creative brain of yours must always be thinking of new designs :) Love it!!!

Elly said...

That is the cutest knitted bunny I've ever seen! I am always amazed at the designs you come up with! That creative brain of yours must always be thinking of new designs :) Love it!!!

Elly said...

That is the cutest knitted bunny I've ever seen! I am always amazed by all your designs. Your creative brain must always be coming up with ideas, love it!!

Margo said...

I just registered for your little dragon class at Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle! I'm super excited for it and the rest of the show!

Anonymous said...

I purchased the same bunny buttons at the Sow's Ear in Verona many years ago.

Anonymous said...


Oh, those bunnies are tooooo cute!
Where did you get those just perfect buttons for the bunnie sweaters?

Bordergirl on Ravelry

Alison said...

Bunny buttons on the cardigan? I cannot stand the cuteness.

Susan B. Anderson said...

Hey guys! I really don't know where to get the bunny buttons. I mentioned in the post that they are old and I don't know where to get them now.

If anyone knows or has seen these buttons somewhere, please chime in!

Anonymous said...

While looking at the pictures in the Instagram, I loved the latest sock you knitted and posted. Would you mind sharing how you got these chevrons to incorporate in the pattern? So gorgeous!


AnnM said...

Love these bunnies and am planning to make a plethora of mini bunnies for Easter! Also looking forward to your Fair Isle Hat knitting class in Seattle next month.

I couldn't wait for the Little Dragon class and had to make one. It is the cutest! I promised it to a friend and I hated to give him up. It was like giving a pet up for adoption : ).

See you in March!

Lizy Tish said...

Oh my gosh! That bunny! In that cardigan! With those carrots! So adorable. Just love it.

Greg said...

I am so totally going to try to make it up to Virginia when you're teaching workshops in Alexandria! I have family that lives nearby, and it could provide a good excuse to visit....

fingers crossed

-greg, KnittingDaddy on Ravelry

Melanie Arnold Bosco said...

I was so excited to see the Virginia dates, and it am watching the Fibrespace site for when registration opens! Yay! :)

Darlene said...

Love these bunnies and I think I need to get the pattern to knit for my grandbaby due in June!

Anonymous said...

I would love to sign up in time for the knit along for the dolls. Have been looking at them for awhile and didn't think I could make them. Why not? What a lovely gift for a granddaughter! Or at my house when they come! Thank you for taking time to share your knitting loves'. Happy creating!
Joyce Schmidt
The Baby ( I teach piano lessons and knit in between!)