Knitting a little rabbit and socks, that look like a river
IT IS COLD OUTSIDE (AND INSIDE HERE). Brrrr, what started as a little bit chilly devellopped into icy cold. It’s raining almost all day long and the wind blows against my windows for days.
The only good that comes from that is knitting and knitwear to snuggle in. I’m currently knitting a fluffy scarf with an altered version of my Fast Forward pattern. No photos yet… But fluffy yarn is a first for me. Most things I start with such yarn end being frogged in the end…
My special someone gets two pairs of socks from my mother every year- one for his birthday and one for christmas – and since that is covered I didn’t bother in years to knit him some, too. The thing is he wears them a lot – that’s an understatement – he wears them A LOT! Even in summer he wears them because he says, with woolen socks his feet don’t feel sweaty, while this is the case with other socks.
So this handmade sock loving man continues to wear out socks from the previous years. He would never ever throw away even the ones with unmendable holes in it, so I did. And I discovered, most have unmendable holes in them and he needs more socks than 2 pairs each year to fill that gap. So I’m knitting socks now for him, which comes in handy, because some left over sockyarn wants to be used up over here. I don’t know about you, but the most fun socks for me – knittingwise – are the leftover yarn socks. Especially when using variagated yarns there is a challenge to make the socks not look funny and too colorful.
With these socks I had 2 variagated yarns and 2 solid greens and blues – 6 colors. I paired the muted colors to the top and the bright ones to the bottom. The middle is all blue and connects both hues. When I looked at the first finished sock, it reminded me of a river with it’s riverbanks on both sides.
The friend whom I knit the baby kit for, requested a bigger baby hat with earflaps, because the one I made then was getting too small for all winter. So I knitted and knitted and then I found a pattern for a cute little rabbit toy, which I simply could not resist making for her.
I’m following the pictures of little rabbits, mice and cats from Little Cotton Rabbit via Flickr a couple of years now. I did not realize, she made patterns of her gorgeous plushs, too! I always thought she only sold the finished ones.
I got the “bunny boy with a piebald patch” pattern, because it’s for a baby boy and because I think I can make a skirt or dress without a pattern, but pants and sweaters are easier with a pattern.
According to the author, the pattern is not an easy pattern and I aggree that it’s definitely not a beginner level pattern. The pattern is very well written and the expertise and experience of making many many dolls of this kind shines through. I really enjoyed the process of knitting this little fellow!