Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lucky Rabbit's Foot...Well Feet?

So I've mentioned that I'm starting a few felted rabbits for Easter. They are just a fun Spring project in general, and knit up quick and easy. 

Last year when I made one of these it was my first felted project and my first knit toy. I had so much fun I wanted to make a few more but I got totally wrapped up in the finishing- What pose did I want the ears to dry in? What type of eyes should I put on him? And that really slowed me down, the holiday passed with my second bunny still on the needles. So this year I'm getting an early start

Last night I got two feet done for the first one-

and I'm very interested to see how this felts up (I didn't do a swatch...) I know, I know, I'm just asking for trouble and could run right into it with the white possibly not felting as much as the colored wool...but I just didn't feel like doing a swatch. Plus in our house we don't have a washer and dryer (why we still haven't bought one and had a plumber come to put in hook-ups I'll never know- chock it up to another thing on the long list of house projects) and I didn't want to go through the hassle of felting a swatch at the laundry mat. 

These aren't good excuses- it really just has to do with me being impatient so I promise not to complain if this rabbit ends up a half-felted muddy colored mess. (Because I also have no idea how this color mix on the other wool will felt.) Wish me Luck.

Between bunnies I might sneak in an Irish inspired cabled scarf in honor of St. Patrick's day and some St. Pat's cards. I'm also still finishing up that purple scarf but other than that, Rabbits are the the plan for next few weeks.

If your interested in making some Bunnies for yourself the pattern is from Fiber Trends, it's called Bunny Fun.


  1. Oooh so cute! Can't wait to see how these turn out. I'm contemplating hand-sewing some bunnies out of pre-made felt... we'll see how it goes!

  2. Ohh, felt rabbits would be really cute I bet. You could make a rabbit from this pattern if you wanted. It has make 1 (m1) and short rows (which are nice practice if you'd like to make socks since the foot turns almost like a heal). Thats about as difficult as it gets for this one. you could totally do it!


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