I’m currently working on a couple new difficult designs. They lead to lots of ripping out yarn and angry looks at my scribbled notebook. I felt like I needed a break from this exercise in frustration, and took a look around the internet for some inspiration.
I found this post from Giverslog about sending plastic easter eggs in the mail, then saw these tiny bunnies. Then when I went to the grocery store yesterday they had 6 plastic eggs for $1. So last night I began by knitting MochiMochi Land’s tiny bunny, and then I created two of my own bunny creatures.
Now through March 31, 2012 you can enter to win your very own bunny kit! For more info please see this post.
|Bunny puppet, bunny nugget (from MochiMochi Land), and bunny ring
For all three I used the same materials:
DK weight pink yarn
DK weight black yarn,
Worsted weight white yarn
2.75 mm double pointed needles
Mini Finger puppet:
CO 12 sts on 2 double points and join to knit in the round
Rows 1-7 knit
Row 8: *ssk, k4* (twice)
Row 9: graft all stitches
Ears (make two)
1-7: knit in i-chord
Sew on your ears
To finish use other scraps to sew on eyes and a little tail
Using provisional cast on cast on 6 sts (leave a tail, this is what you will use to graft the ring together)
knit for 1.5″ (or more, depending on how big the finger is) while always slipping the first stitch
Remove 6 stitches from waste yarn and graft all the stitches together
Pick up 3 stitches along the edge and knit in i-chord for 6 rows, break yarn and weave in the end
Pick up 3 stitches along the edge about 4 stitches away from the first ear, and knit in i-chord for 6 rows, break yarn and weave in ends
Use black and white yarns to sew on eyes and a tail.
Then I packed each bunny with a note about the bunny’s origin, likes, dislikes, etc. with some stickers and a chocolate chick in a plastic easter egg.
I loaded them up with stamps and addresses, and here’s hoping they find their way to their intended recipients!