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Here's the thing: a while back I mentioned I had cast on to make a soft toy rabbit for Mini Diva, as a birthday present (mainly because, anything to put off actually getting a real one to add to the menagerie). I even found a pattern I thought was kinda cute, and small soft toys must be a snap to make, right ?
Of course, I needed to add my own unique adjustment to it, which was merely to invert the color scheme, ie. pink bunny with white paws and ears. I ignored the likelihood that the Sirdar Snowflake DK yarn was probably going to be a
Which just goes to show one of the super-rare times that I am wrong: I neglected to notice that instead of the yarn's recommended 4mm needles, Flopsy is made using 3mm needles. Everything is very tight, very difficult to see, and it hurts the tips of my fingers as the yarn has no elasticity whatsoever. On the plus side (there is always at least one) its fluffiness is exceptionally forgiving of errors.
I bought the recommended 4 balls of yarn, only to run out with only an outer ear left to knit. I bought the necessary extra ball last Saturday, but yet Flopsy is in a sad state of organized chaos:
The labels are to show me which is the right side, and also the orientation (top or bottom) as with Sirdar Snowflake, neither is obvious and there's no way I'd rely on my memory. I have the stuffing, I even have the pretty ribbon for its neck. I just need to hunker down and finish the ear and sew it all together instead of ignoring the bowl I have stacked the pieces in.
And just think, I'd actually been considering making another one, but in blue and Snowflake Chunky, for a bigger wabbit .....
As usual, lovely things to see over at Tami's Amis ....