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A good Friday

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!

22 thoughts on “A good Friday

  1. Happy anniversary! We started blogging at the same time, me one week earlier is all. Isn’t it fun!! Love the pink and the bunnies – all of them!! I’ve also had a binge on yarn buying recently, it doesn’t do the budget any good at all but it does rev up the creative juices. I’ve been crocheting with milk cotton – have you tried that? It is lovely!!

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    1. She already loves wool!! She has quite a stash for pompoms. She can already knit but she still has a short attention span so I think waiting til she’s a little older and then luring her in with lovely yarn and nice needles is a plan 🙂


  2. Congrats on the blogiversary. Oh my but Flora doesn’t look at all impressed with the new toy.

    Betty Bunny looks fab – can’t wait to see her all dressed up – and I love the yarn you bought today. Have to agree that Birthday Present yarn purchases don’t count as ban breakers 🙂 x

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  3. I agree with Contented Crafter – who cares about the bank balance when your creativity and good energies get all perked up 🙂
    Beautiful rabbits, I love them. And knitted bunny is very sweet, love the two-tone legs 🙂 (Kidding!)

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  4. The knitted bunny looks great. You did a really nice work on it. The pictures of your rabbits are wonderful. Love the expression on Flora’s face in the first pic.

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  5. Sounds like a great day! love the new bunny, and her legs look perfect. 🙂 The live bunnies are so cute – as is the tube. Cats might need one of those! Buying yarn for gifts breaks no bans – as long as you knit it up and give it away as planned. 🙂 She is going to love it.

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  6. Such beautiful rabbits and Betty’s not looking bad either! Lovely pink yarn – I wish I had family that would appreciate such pretty hand knitted shawls, I would have an excuse to buy more yarn myself then:)

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  7. Congratulations on your two year blog anniversary! 😊 I love the pink yarn! One can never have enough pink yarn! And your niece will love her shawl! You are exactly right – those who clearly enjoy wearing their handknits definitely get more! ❤️

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  8. Happy blog anniversary!!! All your bunnies are adorable, including the one you made! And the pink yarn is amazing, can’t wait to see the shawl! It’s so rare to find a young girl that appreciates handknits… Your niece is a treasure! I am sure she will be an inspiring knitter when she’s older.

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