I have just released my newest pattern, the Briar Bunny. Thanks for all of the name suggestions! I settled on Briar as this was both one of the names I was considering and also my favourite suggestion (thanks Cathy!). This is the very first knitted toy I have ever released, so I am both really excited and super nervous at the same time to see how it will be received. I spent a lot of time looking through the photographs I’ve taken of these knitted bunnies to figure out exactly which photos I wanted to use in the pattern, and to put up on the pattern page on Ravelry. I love so many of them and it was really hard to narrow my choices down to what best showed off the actual bunny (and not just my adorable kids holding it…) and displayed the details of it without overloading the pattern with images.
She (or he!) is knit with organic wool/alpaca and stuffed with 100% wool roving. The wool filling makes them really solid, warm and snuggly. You might remember that the cream one on the right was my gift to Piper for her first birthday and it has been loved on a lot already.
It is still raining today, on and off. The morning was bright sunshine, then we had a quick (and heavy!) rain shower in the afternoon, followed by some more sunshine. The rainy weather is tricking me into thinking it is cooler than it really is, and I find myself wanting to curl up with a book, or my knitting, or snuggle the baby in bed all day. Have I mentioned already how much I’m looking forward to Autumn? Broken record… yup.
This was Maddy this afternoon, running towards the car in the pouring rain, a bunny stuffed into her purse. She has claimed the brown bunny as her own. I was going to keep it as a sample, but she loves it so much I just can’t say no. I can always make another, right?
And Isaiah. I think I might have to invest in a couple of umbrellas for the kids (no idea where all our old ones have disappeared to..) as he decided to get a bowl to cover his head when he couldn’t find anything else suitable! Mind you he only had to run from the front door to the car, but I can’t fault him for his creativity.