I made a bunny!

Bunny Odile is all finished! This was such a fun little knit, and it was a really great way of using up some of the leftovers from my Elska hat.

Bunny Odile is complete!

Pattern: Bunny Odile, from Cinthia Vallet
Yarn: Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage yarn, leftover from Elska “Indigo” kit
Needles: size 0 Chiaogoo 40″ circular (magic loop)
Time to knit: about 3 weeks, on and off

I think my Bunny Odile came out a bit more petite than the one in the pattern, because the Heritage yarn is a VERY fine fingering weight (whereas the one in the pattern was knit with sock yarn). I just think Bunny looks so lovely in this natural cream color!

Hanging out on our deck garden

I took Bunny outside this morning to visit our deck garden. We’ve got chives, basil, and thyme growing in the planter on the deck rail, and then this weekend, we potted up two sweet peppers and two different tomato plants in big pots. And though it’s pretty blurry in the background of the next two photos, our garlic is looking awesome, too! I’m looking forward to the deliciousness that’s in store for us as we move through summer.

Hanging out with the herbs
Checking out the chives
Checking out chives, showing off tail

I’m just really delighted with how this little Bunny turned out, and I love the slightly crooked smile.

Bunny Odile is complete!

The pattern also contains instructions for a whole little wardrobe for Bunny Odile, and while it’s all cute stuff, I’m most enchanted by the sleep suit, and I’m pretty sure that the next thing I’m going to knit will be a purple & pink-striped sleep suit for Bunny using the leftovers from my Bressay sweater.

Bunny Odile is complete!

I’m also hoping to knit a few more of these little toys over the summer, so perhaps Bunny Odile will get some friends soon. But for now, I’m just tickled to have a little Bunny Buddy! Perhaps knitting tiny nonsense will be a way to bring a little joy back into my life this summer.

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