This is another speedy post – my poor fingers are about to drop off! It’s been a wet & windy weekend in the UK, which has made it perfect for knitting. I think this is the first time I’ve had a chance to appreciate the mix of:
- a free day
- some lovely yarn – the proper woolly kind that makes you feel well wrapped-up
- a manageable pattern, where I more-or-less know what I’m supposed to be doing.
If you were *super* interested in this blog, you’d know that I was making the piebald rabbit. He’s supposed to have a patch of colour over one eye. I actually made two ears and a head yesterday, but decided that while I hadn’t done a bad job of the intarsia (even if I do say so myself) it probably wasn’t secure enough to give to a child. I’ll try again with the next one. As it goes, it’s not that hard, but I just wasn’t 100% convinced it was fit for gifting.
Today I made a brand new head (with just the nose is a different colour, and stitched him all together. I also made some trousers:
I have a feeling I made the body a couple of rows too long, so the trousers are a bit short in the body. (They’re meant to be short on the legs). That said, the tail is holding them up – I’ll post some photos next time when the light’s a little better.
Verdict so far though? I love him. And I’m struggling with the whole ‘should I *really* give him away?’ issue. We shall see.
He still needs a jumper but I really think my fingers might fall off if I knit another stitch.
If you’d like to knit your own, I honestly can’t recommend this pattern enough.