It's a boy!
Friends of ours had a baby last April. I've been a little overdue on finishing his knitted gift, but I finally wrapped it up on December 23 and gave it to him Christmas Eve.
Pattern: Baby Brofsky's Baby Bunny, a shop pattern from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
(not available online)
Started: Fall 2009 by my then 9-year-old daughter
Progress: Knitting completed by me in Spring 2010
Completed: December 23, 2010
Gifted: December 24, 2010
Materials: Rowan Handknit Cotton, shade 327
Needles: US 4 - 3.5 mm
I'm a sucker for the view from behind!
In all honesty, I never had any intention of even buying this bunny pattern and yarn, let alone knitting it myself. On a trip to Churchmouse Yarns & Teas on Bainbridge Island last fall, my daughter blackmailed me (with promises of good behavior) into purchasing the yarn and pattern. She assured me she would knit the project to completion, and for some reason -- despite the fact that she has never ever completed one single knitting project -- I caved.
She got through the head and about to the neck on one side (the back side) before she got distracted. Poor little bunny lingered, unfinished, until spring. When the neighbors' little guy came along, I knew just the thing to give him! I finished the knitting on an afternoon drive to the Tenino Vintage Motorcycle Rally with my family... and then with our move and the progress towards adopting a little guy of our own, I, too, got distracted and bunny lingered longer.
Call it shame, embarrassment, desperation -- I finally finished so I could make the bunny a present to Wes (now 8 months old) on Christmas Eve.
Wes's response? Put the bunny in his mouth. He likes it!
I like it, too. Although I have to admit being less than fond of knitting with cotton. I miss the sproinginess of wool.
The pictures were shot hastily before we rushed off to the Christmas Eve party, and I'm afraid they betray that hastiness in their quality. Bummer!
I would have made a second bunny for our own new little guy here. Sadly, the pattern uses just a little more than half the skein of Rowan. I won't be able to eek out anther bunny at full-size, but perhaps I'll take a chance on reducing the pattern a little bit.