Friday, April 22, 2005

Rabbit Obsession

I never realized before that I apparently have a thing for bunnies. I keep seeing these rabbits all over the place that I feel bizarrely compelled to knit. What's odd is I don't have a whole bunch of stuffed animals on my bed, or anywhere else for that matter. I didn't think I was a stuffed toy sort of person. But now I'm determined to make a damned rabbit. I bought Kate Gilbert's Bunny pattern, and did a test Bunny a month or so ago, but I didn't bother to check my gauge and I knit the thing way too loosely and it looked so awful that I didn't even bother to stuff him. (He's been sitting on my couch in my office gazing fornlornly at me.) And then there's Schmeebot's rabbit, which I find weirdly irresistible. I'm definitely going to try Kate's Bunny again though, and as soon as I get some light colored wool that'll felt, Schmeebot's rabbit too.

Speaking of rabbits, how about some angora booties? (Pattern in Last Minute Knitted Gifts.)

I just ordered some Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool so I can make a Branching Out scarf. I need something slightly complicated to work on alternately with the boring stockinette that is Devan. I did get both of Devan's front sides finished, and while the pattern next calls for knitting the sleeves, I figured I'd do the back instead now since it's solid colored (except for the little patch design near the neck) and that way I can at least look forward to doing the fun stripey sleeves.

I don't know what I was afraid of when it came to weaving in the Airy Scarf's ends. It was a breeze. (Bahaha.) Here's a feeble attempt at an arty photo of the thing:


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