My current work in progress:

Moth Cardigan, designed byAmy Christoffers, knit from Rowan SoftYak DK in the Plain colorway, using U.S. size 3 and 5 needles.

First FO of the Year

Happy 2015!

I spent the first two days of the new year knitting something completely frivolous, and totally fun:

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Meet Dotty, knit from Julie Williams’ excellent pattern: Bunny girl in a dotty dress. I’ve admired this pattern for a long time because it is just so stinking cute, and shortly before the holidays, I purchased the pattern and gathered up yarns.

My bunny’s body is knit from Cascade 220 superwash in colorway #875. I decided to make her “tights” in a generic colorway, cream and black, so I could change her dress should I decide to make more.

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The black is a mystery fingering weight yarn, left over from something, and the ivory is Loopy Ewe Solid Series.

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Her dress is also knit from Loopy Ewe Solid Series, colors grape and lime. Instead of doing a button and loop at the back neck, I knit wee 2-stitch i-cords to tie in a bow.

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This was such a fun knit — quite fiddly and detailed with lots of finishing, but the detail is what makes it so adorable. The pattern is 14 pages long with lots of detail and great photos. I highly recommend it if you need a bunny. After all, who doesn’t need a bunny!

I did finish my bamboo chemo cap, a half an hour before midnight on New Year’s Eve.

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I wanted to finish so I could have a new project on the needles at the start of 2015. Here is what I started shortly before the beginning of 2015:

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This is Louise Zass-Bangham’s clever Stay Awhile pattern. I am knitting mine with gift yarn, sent to me by my friend Johanne: Visjö Karamell from Östergötlands Ullspinneri. It’s a sportweight wool in a lovely gradient colorway.

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I am a sucker for gradients and I think this yarn is looking great in the pattern.

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So . . . 2015 is off to a good start, knitting-wise. Tomorrow I return to work after extended leave for the holidays. Loki will probably be annoyed that his servant will not be at his beck and call all day, but I think ultimately he will be happy to go back to our regular routine. He has been so confused by the break in our normal schedule!

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Here he is striking an artistic pose. 😉

 

Comments

  1. The knitting is lovely. Loki rules!
    maryanne´s last blog post ..Something There Is That Doesn’t Like A Hat

  2. Charming knits as always, a great way to finish one year and launch a new one. And you’re right, who doesn’t need a bunny?!
    Barbara´s last blog post ..Year of Projects 2014

  3. That little bunny is adorable! I might be graduating up to animals one day soon. Thanks for giving me inspiration.
    Happy New Year,
    ~Amanda from His and Her Hobbies
    Amanda´s last blog post ..Her Top 5 for Friday (1.2.15)

  4. Love the gradient, it is very pretty!! And that is a very artistic, and somewhat gymnastic sort of pose!!
    Lee Cockrum´s last blog post ..The Gilmore Girls have me in their grip!!

  5. Shirley Gallagher says:

    Ohh my, what a precious bunny. I’ve never knit an animal, but this might be the one.

  6. Oh I love. Keep mean to try. Knitted toys for my child…but haven’t yet. Bad mom.
    Andrea @ Thisknittedlife´s last blog post ..Better Late Than Never

  7. Love the pose!

  8. Pretty gradient! Loki is such a ham (which I guess is a strange metaphor for a feline?)

  9. Oh I love your bunny! I just bought this pattern and some yarn and I can’t wait to get started. I also bought the boy elephant. They are really adorable. Your finished bunny is really really great!

  10. Bunny is so cute and making her a whole new wardrobe could be lots of fun. Loki took to gymnastic after eating too much during the Holidays.

  11. Cute stuff…you’ve been busy!

  12. Your bunny is adorable; love her! Your hat is so stylish; love the color! Your new gradient is beautiful; love the color changes,

    Loki looks so rested and sweet.

  13. I love those bunnies, I definitely need to make one! Stay awhile was my first 2015 cast on too except I chose two colors, but they blended too much so I’m waiting on a TLE order of new colors to hopefully fix that!

  14. Really adorable bunny! And our kitty is also confused by the holiday schedule shifts.

  15. I love these patterns! I spent New Years 2014 finishing up a girl bunny and a boy bunny for our neighbor’s kids. Their son is a New Year’s baby.

    I sewed the dress and the shirt on the bunnies(no buttons, no ties) so that the kids couldn’t take the clothes off. I didn’t attach the boy pants, but am hoping they will stay on anyway.

  16. GIS ELLE TRICOTE says:

    nice and really fun.

  17. Midnite Baker says:

    Loki Rocks!!! Love your bunny. Happy New Year. M

  18. JillSusan says:

    Wendy-is there a place/website to order this yarn that you used for the shawlette/scarf?

  19. Mr. Fluffy Loki is so cute!

  20. The bunny is adorable! I am sure it will be well loved.

    I think the gradient is making a lovely shawl.