Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Pattern - Wee Bunny Rabbits


I'm excited to share with you a new knitting pattern I wrote for a sweet stuffed bunny toy.  It's called Wee Bunny Rabbits and will be available for sale in a few weeks (in time for your Easter knitting perhaps?)  You may remember this post I wrote about searching for the perfect bunny knitting pattern, and at the time it was just what I wanted, but now I think I have an even better one.  This time around I wanted more prominent legs with a body shape that was more true to life.  It is a pattern for an intermediate knitter as it is knit on double pointed needles and has lots of short rows, but I think the end results are well worth the effort.  You can see more photos and read about them here.

I am knitting them using Angora Garden lovely angora yarns in Winter White, Cocoa Bean and Winter Gray colors.  There will also be a softer gray and light fawn available after I receive my new yarn in the post (don't you just love getting yarn in the mail?  It's my favorite!)  The bunnies have the same handspun 100% angora pom pom tails as my older version did and oh are they soft!  Along with releasing the pattern I hope to release some kits for these delightful animals that would include angora yarn, wool stuffing, pom pom tail and embroidery floss.  All you would need to provide are double pointed needles, scissors, a yarn darning needle and an embroidery needle.  You'll be able to request what color bunny as well as the eye and nose color.  What do you think?  I've always wanted to make kits for my shop and if these do well I'll try assembling kits for my Gnome Family, Teether and Rattles

Joining in with Nicole for Keep Calm Craft On.

15 comments:

  1. Terribly cute. I love the picture where their tales are all together. So so cute. Good luck with the kits...I always think kits are such a good idea (unfortunately as a potter, I can't really assemble anything like a kit for my shop).

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    1. Thanks Natalie! I had lots of fun taking the pictures.

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  2. Adorable! Love the noses together and then the bottoms together! Great sequence of pics!

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    1. Thanks so much! I thought I might getting to silly with the tail shots, but I love pom poms.

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  3. Very cute. Be sure and let us know when the pattern is available. It would be fun to do for Easter.

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    1. Say Linda, if you think you'd like to knit some bunnies I would love it if you would be a test knitter for the pattern. Let me know what you think.

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    2. Oh my, that would be so fun. Sign me up. :)

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    3. Great! Send your email address to ann "at" simplyplaying "dot" net and let me know if you want to wait a couple of weeks for the pretty formatted version or if you want my word processing version now.

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  4. I do love getting yarn in the mail! Your bunnies are fab and the kits sound like a great idea.

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    1. Yarn in the mail is the best! My husband doesn't get it, but hey he doesn't complain either.

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  5. These bunnies are too cute! What a fantastic job you did, so clever.

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    1. Thanks Jayne that's sweet of you to say!

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