When I saw the bear and rabbit dolls designed by Debbie Bliss for Noro Yarns, I knew the rabbit was going on my list of projects. My grandson loves bunnies passionately, so the bunny will be offered to him for his bunny collection.
I love Noro Kureyon yarn. A year ago I made a throw for our family room out of Noro Kureyon in their color #321, black/brown/gray. This throw is perfect on our brown couch, and keeps my toes completely toasty while I’m knitting and watching television. All Noro yarns are hand-dyed in luscious colors, with occasional unexpected hues thrown in to help the knitter create magic. While the black/brown/gray is pretty mundane for Noro, the color I chose for Boston’s Bunny, #319 Lime/Orange, was full of unexpected combinations.
The thing about knitting with any hand-dyed yarn is not really knowing where the colors are going to change. So when knitting something like a toy—where you’re knitting a couple of legs, a couple of arms, a body, a head, and a couple of ears, then sewing them all together—Is that you don’t know what color a leg will be or an arm will be.
But look at him! Isn’t he darling?! Can you even imagine that Boston won’t absolutely, totally love this bunny?!
I don’t think I’ll make more (um, unless requested). But he sure is cute, and I learned some things about making toys.
Learning is always a good thing, in my book.