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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Another bunny blanket, and a gift...




Here is another small bunny blanket that I knitted recently, this time for charity. It will go to PreemiesUK as they are having a sale at Easter and this might suit the theme. It's hard impossible to tell from the photo, but the colour is a pale lemon. I think that is perfect for an Easter bunny; more perfect than for a baby unless it likes the jaundiced look.

The pattern came from Ravelry. It is a free pattern, but you might need to register and log in to view it. It would be fairly easy to adjust the pattern if you wanted to turn it into a cat or dog.

Another photo that suffered from our lack of real daylight at this time of year is:


These woven towels are a rich shade of terracotta. They were handmade on a loom and sent to me by Joanne who writes the Cup on the Bus blog. This a chatty blog written by a feisty lady and well worth a visit. Thanks for the gift, Joanne; they are really well made. I don't think I own anything else that has been hand-crafted to such a high standard. The colour actually suits my kitchen which is basically cream with a few pops of terracotta in the vain hope of making it feel warmer. I can't complain too much about the weather though. Our thin layer of snow this week is nothing compared to what is happening in other parts of the world.

Oh...and as for the big, thick, pink wool. I managed to knit a square measuring about 18" x 18". I will probably donate it to the first family member to have a baby. It is beautifully thick and would make a nice liner for a pram. Here is another photo that doesn't do anything justice!


I don't know what went wrong with photo. It looks like the bottom edge is wonky, but it really isn't.

I thought I hadn't achieved much this week. But, reading this back, I'm satisfied, especially as I tend to hibernate at this time of year!


10 comments:

linda said...

I love those bunny blankets and that's a great idea to send it to Preemies to sell it will be snapped up I'm sure. Those towels are so neat and perfectly made and the pink blanket looks soft and cosy. Taking decent photo's is a pain at this time of the year isn't it the colours never stand out. We have a thin layer of snow too but it's melting already, enjoy your weekend. xx

Lyndsey said...

I've knitted a few of the bunny blankets and they have been well loved by the recipients. Hibernating sounds a great option even though our weather hasn't been that bad (so far). Tonight I'm going to put a film on and pull out my knitting, it will be perfect.

Mereknits said...

You have been so busy Una. Those towels are a masterpiece and such a wonderful gift, enjoy.

Julie said...

Sweet and cute bunny

Joanne Noragon said...

Thank you for the kind mention, and enjoy those towels. They will work as hard as your hand made items work!

M.K. said...

You've been quite productive, and it all looks very good! That is a lovely gift to receive. Now I'll go over and check out that other site. Stay warm!

chrissie said...

A beautiful bunny blanket and great that you made it for fund raising

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Jo said...

You should be pleased with your efforts Una. The bunny is a great sale item and good for using up any gauge yarn. Stay warm. Jo

Mrs. Micawber said...

Those woven towels are beautiful! What a great gift. Your bunny blanket is so cheery, and that pink blanket looks very soft and snuggly.

Here's to lengthening days and more light. :)

Becki said...

I love those woven towels, Una! So pretty. And you're getting that little bunny blanket down. I'd think it would be hard to have a consistently cute face, but you've nailed it. It's perfectly sweet. :)