Welcome to my 'other blog' the one that explores my crafty side. I have been a maker of 'things' since childhood. By nature I'm creative. I still love to write, and you can click on this link to visit my blog: Hanging On My Word, which is where I indulge in the thought and word side. Although a teacher by profession, I don't offer tutorials. This is my showcase of projects I like to share. So pull aside the curtains and let's begin (I'm a bit theatrical too!).
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
After making Wendy, who featured in my last post ‘Wendy’s Wardrobe’, I decided to make another knitted rabbit. As Wendy was my first attempt at the craft I thought following the pattern a second time would help me get into the swing of things. This rabbit was made from a grey double knitting yarn of my own, and so differed slightly from the original yarn, which came with the magazine.
Issue 58 of ‘Let’s Get Crafting- Knitting and Crochet’ magazine added clothes for the original bunny, designed by Amanda Berry, this time using an Arran-weight yarn. Wendy was therefore the lucky recipient of the skirt and jacket, so she donated her original dress to Wanda (once again named by my husband). A second pair of shoes to match her friend’s and a co-ordinating scarf complete the picture.
I must admit I enjoyed making these two and I’m sure I’ll be making more in the future. I won’t be making a whole warren of them though as some more experienced knitters have. If you take a look at the magazine’s Facebook page you’ll see how popular this design is, with some creative readers adding their own touches, such as lengthening the ears to make them more hare-like (ideal for this month’s Mad March Hare birthdays.