Tuesday, 26 October 2010

26th October 2010



Not so long ago a friend of mine asked if I would knit her baby son a bunny for Christmas . I wanted to make something a bit different from my normal bunnies and knew the exact pattern I wanted to use.
Now I've never used this pattern before and for once I actually went out and bought the recommended yarn ,which is something I never do. It was also advised that I use 4mm needles , nah way to big, so I dropped a size .



As I was making this bunny something just didn't feel right and after I made the head I realised that the yarn was just way too dark, you can't even see his facial features and also the knitting was far too ' holey'.
The pattern itself is okay but it's not a favourite . I will probably make this bunny again but with a different yarn and I'll definately drop another needle size.



He's now been christened Benny and is sitting getting told a story off Gabe .
As for the bunny for my friend , surprisingly enough I do have more bunny patterns !!

18 comments:

Julie Rutter said...

Lucky Gabe! I hope you aren't too disppointed - I get really annoyed when things don't turn out as expected. Juliex

driftwood said...

he still is lovely. what's your fave bunny pattern? or is that a secret?

Lyn said...

He's still cute!
love
Lyn
xxx

Jude said...

He's lovely..
can you share some patterns..I have a 4 month old grand daughter that really really needs some woolly friends...

LissyLou said...

oh he is cute!! sometimes the things that don't turn out quite right are the best!!

HoldMyHand said...

Ooh I've just bought that pattern & yarn (different colour though) after seeing it at Ally Pally, would you recommend a 3.5 needle size?
He still looks nice though, good colours for a boy.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Ohh... I think he looks cute!!!

Denise said...

I do agree, his face is a little too dark to show off his features, but he's still pretty cute :)

Poppy said...

ADORABLE!!!

Lou xxx

Carol said...

Hs is a lovely bunny, a real floppy one and probably a good colour for a boy/ My James had a very pale blue one which had this smell about which I will always recognise, but I was forever washing it.
Cx

Poppy said...

Me again, it is a kitchenaid mixer! Not cheap, but I use it all the time, I’ve had years. x

Simone said...

He is lovely Lisa. Could you embroider his features with a light coloured embroidery thread maybe? I love the fact that he is dark and mysterious and not the usual pastel baby colours available.

Ally Johnston said...

Well I think Benny looks ace.

Anonymous said...

I agree-he's lovely. Could you do his features in grey to make them stand out? It's a shame toy stuffing is white- a dark version would be good as well.

andamento said...

I still think he's lovely, though the suggestion to use grey for his features is a good one.
I'm in the middle of crocheting a scarf and it's in really dark yarn which I've decided I don't really like. I suppose sometimes you have to try something before you know whether or not it works, unfortunately!

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

What a cute bunny! Can't wait to see the one you end up making for your friend.

Kitty said...

Awwww, he is still cute - but I see what you mean about his face. :) x

frillbow said...

Oh now I love him in that colour! I'm about to start a teddy myself (!!!) and I'm going to go for greys and neutrals.