A New Family Member!
I'd like the introduce the latest member of our family. . .
Barfy the Bunny
For the first time EVER, I saw a pattern, thought, "Hmmmm. . . I'd like to make that", and started right away.
The pattern in question is "Fluffy the Bunny" from the Stitch n Bitch 2007 Calendar, April 6-8. The pattern calls for regular yarn held together with some kind of fun fur yarn. . . well, the only fun fur yarn I could think of was the Gatto stuff that I used as the trim on the kitty pi bed I made around New Year's. By the way, said kitty pi bed is now sitting on the hand chair next to me, and it's folded in onto itself and looks like a big green felted vagina. I'd take a picture but I'm in the only room in the house with no overhead light, and we don't even have a lamp in here. But I keep glancing over at it and thinking "felted vagina!".
I really should take a picture, though. If Penny Karma can have uvula porn on her blog, I can have a felted vagina on mine, right? Right? Maybe tomorrow I'll treat y'all to it. 'Cuz I'm that kind of tease.
Oh, yeah, and the specifics of my project. Well, Bezzie will be pround because I did this total cheapa$$ style.
The yarn? Banbry Crossing Sayelle Sport Yarn, 100% DuPont orlon acrylic, that someone bought at Bradlees for $0.79 back in the 70s, I'm guessing, by the lovely mustard color, knit held together with a strand of Skacel Gatto in a lovely shade of bile, a yarn that ZMrK won for FREE as a door prize at the Boston Knit Out. I stuffed it with stuffing that I bought at a yard sale last year, and his eyes and nose are buttons from my stash of buttons.
Not to mention . . . ZMrK bought me the SnB 2007 Calendar for more than 50% off after January 1.
I paid full price for the needles, however. I used Clover size 7 circulars (but knit flat). The pattern calls for size 10, but I also think the main color is worsted weight yarn and not sport yarn. I like my guy better.
I did a real suck-ass job at seaming him together. I could blame the lack of light in the room I was working in, but it was really because I was too lazy to do a good job (and it's HAAAAARD to do it and make it like nice). ZMrK thinks he's "awesome" though.
I'm considering making him our mascot, and bringing him along on trips and such. You know, so we can photograph Barfy the Bunny at various tourist landmarks around the world. Or at least on our day trips, you know, when we take nature walks and catch snakes, and I go to take a picture of a garter snake biting the shit out of ZMrK's hand, I can make sure Barfy gets into the picture. Damn. I wish I had made him doing the "thumb's up" sign. That would make it even more special.