Today was a nice day. I had some interesting conversations with my colleagues, I spent some time with my rabbits, I went to Marmalade and bought some yarn for the dresses for Betty Bunny, who I finished today (!) and well, I might have bought some other yarn to make a shawl for my niece. As all these purchases are for her birthday presents, I don’t consider it a really bad breaking of the yarn buying ban! (This is me with the brakes on, I could be so much worse!)
First up, the Noro Taiyo 4 ply I bought to make my niece a pink shawl. She wears this one all the time when she isn’t in uniform and I knew she would like a pink one – and believe it or not I didn’t have anything suitable in my stash. I love pink and I have very little of it! Anyway a niece that chooses to wear hand knit all the time needs to be ENCOURAGED!
Gorgeous isn’t it?!
This evening when I got home I finished Betty Bunny:
As soon as Sarah has finished her bunny (we’re doing a little KAL) then we’re going to decide which dress to knit for our bunnies!
Specially for Maxine, I thought I’d detail the yarn used so far…
100% alpaca & Kidsilk haze for the body
Fiberspates for the shoes & face
Collinette sock yarn for the stripy pants
And for the dresses I have mostly Rowan wool cotton (including the photo below) but also some Excelana, some Artesano and Manos del Uruguay, as well as the ends of some I Knit or Dye sock yarn…
Only the best Maxine 😉
I bought my bunnies a new toy today, a cardboard tunnel. Flora, who is the brains of the outfit, wasn’t impressed, but my huge and sweet chinchilla lop cross Ollie was DELIGHTED with it, trying it out from every direction and really enjoying himself. Here’s a few pictures of them taken at this time. The first one cracks me up – just sums up Flo’s attitude. (She’s the white one.)
I’m so lucky to have these two, they are so funny and sweet! Needless to say Flora has not deigned to go into the tunnel yet!
Right, I’m off to cast on a Noro shawl using Martina Behm’s 22 Little Clouds pattern.
PS: I started my blog two years ago today!