Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bubby Rabbit


Design: Bubby (bunny variant). Pattern available here.
Designer: Vanessa Carter for Knitty
Yarn: Sirdar/Hayfield Bonus 100% acrylic, double knitting
Needles: 2.5mm

I needed a handmade gift for my niece's birthday, and I needed it quick. I'd made her a stuffy bunny last year and foolishly thought a little knitted something would be quicker. To be fair, this was done in a day, but it was rather more fiddly than I really should have chosen!

I worked it on finer needles than called for, to ensure a nice firm fabric, and that didn't realy help with the 'fiddle factor' but it did mean the stuffing was more even and the finished product firmer.

The yarn is not something I would use for myself, but as it had my niece's two favourite colours in it, it was a hit with her - and she is critical in tha way only assertive three year olds can be!

1 comment:

Jean said...

Bubby is adorable!! Where do we get these ideas that a hand made gift will be fast???? Have we never knitted or stitched before or do we just forget the time once it is finished and looks adorable and well worth the effort. Nice job.