Monday, March 27, 2006

Wascally Wabbit

I didn't get very far on the knitted bunny this weekend. After finishing the second ear, and starting the arms, I realized that I would indeed run out of yarn. Phooey.

Also, I didn't like the top of the bunny's head. I'm modifying the original pattern, and I don't like what I did. I left two stitches on the front and back of the head to make a space between the ears. The stitches would be Kitchener stitched. Have you ever tried to Kitchener only two stitches? It doesn't work very well. Plus, there were some gaps where the ear stitches were joined, and in trying to pull everything together, I only managed to make bunny look like he had a bad brain surgery episode.

With only enough yarn left to make one arm, I put the bunny aside and picked up the Baby Blocks Afghan that I've been working on for the past few months. I started this last fall, and since it's for no one in particular, I 've only worked on it when I needed a no-brainer project. The pattern is from "The Shop on Blossom Street" by Debbie Macomber. I enjoyed reading here two "Shop" books, even though they were as sweet as marshmallow fluff. I tried reading one of her other novels, but just couldn't get interested in it. I guess it was the yarn shop setting and knitting content that held my attention.

Today I went upstairs and lo-and-behold, I found more bunny yarn! It was another partial skein of Bernat Meadowspun - from the 1950's! I forgot that I was trying to use it up in this project. Still, I think I going to rip out the ears, and give them another go, modifying the top of the head yet again. How many days until Easter?

Kitty Update - I made Rusty sick on Saturday. I had to run an errand, and since we had been outside exploring that morning. I thought he might like to come along with me in the car. He's done it before. He was fine going, but coming back he got very green (surprising, for an orange cat) and tossed his breakfast. When He got back to the house he just sat in front on his food dish, feeling empty, but not able to eat. I think his world was spinning, poor thing. I felt so bad for him. I hope he's not traumatized for life by this little episode. Cats have an amazing memory for such things. He's still not forgiven the vet for cleaning his teeth!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see what your bunny looks like. I'm pretty impressed with your mittens and hat, by the way. I can never get my color work to come out as well.