I saw this pattern on purl bee and immediately wanted to try it. Even though I had to buy new needles, I knew I wanted to do this because this was the cutest springtime thing I'd ever seen.
I bought Lion Brand Thick and Quick yarn in Oatmeal and Brown. Brown ears! So natural, so cute.
I couldn't wait to get started.
I realized pretty quickly that this thing would be slightly larger than I'd anticipated. And shortly after that realization, I realized that this monster would nearly be Evelyn's size.
Sadly, however, I also realized that I'd picked up skeins of yarn from 2 different dye lots.
You know that little admonition they print on yarn labels about buying enough of the right dye lot for a project? Yeah, you should pay attention to those.
I thought I'd checked. I hadn't.
I hoped it wouldn't make a difference.
|Check your dye lot!|
I did like the pattern, though. The only modification I made was knitting two rows between every increase or decrease row (instead of one row in some places) to make the ears a little longer.
|Gaze upon my long, flowing ears.|
At least it was a pretty quick and easy project and I liked making it. Stitching a little face on it wasn't hard, and I decided it was a male. Cody named it "Pat" because it would seem that Cody is in charge of naming everything in this house, and he thought "Pat, the bunny" was hilarious.
I overcame my fear of knitting an animal toy and found it wasn't that tedious! I learned to knit into the front and back of a stitch! I came up with a mod of my very own! Knitting success!
Just one problem: Evelyn does not especially enjoy this bunny.
I think he makes her vaguely uncomfortable. We've tried to get her to play with him, but he's just not what she's interested in right now. He is, however, a fairly comfortable pillow for the rest of us.
I'm not much of a process knitter, but I am glad I tried something new and enjoyed doing it this time because this would have been a big fat knitting fail otherwise.
However...the Easter eggs* I decided to crochet at the very last minute to use up scrap yarn and be adorable?
|Eggs seem to be where it's at right now.|