Here's most of the gang- earlier today when I (still had light to take decent photo's) had 3 out of 4 of the faces finished.
And look how nicely the white bunny matches this felted egg! It was a total accident, I didn't plan it at all- but love how good they go together.
I tried needle felting for most of the eyes, noses, and mouths. I stuffed them first, then felted the details. I really liked doing the needle felting although I think the plastic eyes might look a bit better.
Those pom-pom tails deserved a close-up. (Oh how I loath making pom-poms.)
Here are the bunnies completely finished with pom-pom tails and ribbons around their necks. (Sorry for the dark photo's I ran out of light before these guys were done... plus the rain storm didn't help the light situation outside.)
This gray rabbit looks cuter in person- he seems to be sort of stunned by the camera- maybe I should have warned him I was taking his picture.
I left the white bunny sans ribbon, he just seemed finished how he was... maybe the whiskers, are why he just didn't need a ribbon. By the way- those whiskers are needle felted too! I just tacked the ends in and trimmed the yarn to the length I wanted.
Making the bunnies this year vs. last year I noticed a few things:
- The knitting went much faster.
- I got to try needle felting... did I mention that was fun? o.k. I might have mentioned it once or twice.
- This time the rabbits are all softer- more cuddly. I think it might be because I used a bigger needle than last time. My guess is that less stitches per inch resulted in a finished felt that's less dense. This is honestly only a guess, there really could be tons of reasons why it's different- but I don't think it's the yarn since I used several brands this time and they all came out softer than last time.