Pattern: bunny girl in a dotty dress
Source: Little Cotton Rabbits
Yarn: handspun camel, old cotton boucle from my Grandma's stash
Knitting Specs: Camel and Cotton
It's odd...I loved that photo of the bunny head in the pottery bowl...but now that the bunny is all done I find that photo looks rather gruesome! Like I beheaded a bunny...
It was really so wonderful to have something so complicated to work on during reading week. Now that I am back to the academic grindstone, it's back to the endless, mindless stockinette...oy vey. At least it's still knitting.
The cotton boucle that I used from my Grandma's stash was a nightmare to seam with, but it was still worth using. I love the vintage, worn feel it gives to the toy. My bunny face also looks a little more sad than Julie's...but I kind of have a thing for slightly bedraggled, sad-faced toys. I love my emo bunny.
I obviously made a few minor edits, mostly involving the dress, making it solid instead of polka-dotted. I also changed yarn for the legs, preferring to make little undershorts and continuing the camel body into the legs. Instead of the tail called for in the pattern, I made a pom-pom. It helps her to sit better, and it's adorable.
I accidentally sewed the legs on opposite sides, so the strap of the shoes that was supposed to be on the outside is on the inside of the foot. I decided to make do by putting buttons on the outside to draw attention there. Removing the legs would have destroyed the cotton boucle.
The pattern was impeccably written, which I do not take for granted. Hats off to Julie for fantastic, professional work.
I love my little wabbit. It will remind me of my mum's generous gift of camel yarn and of my beautiful Grandma's love of knitting.
I hesitate to post this last bit here since it's slightly...gauche? But as a student of Linguistics I have to share. I originally called this project Camel Tail...get it? Like Cotton Tail? And I couldn't figure out why that was bothering me or what it was reminding me of until...SMACK. LANGUAGE, SO FUN!