Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Oh Hai!

bunneh mit lederhosen

I did the unthinkable and actually knit another toy--

With lederhosen and hat!

lederhosen & hat

Every time I do knit a toy (and believe me it's not often) I am once again instilled with renewed resolve to learn how to crochet. Though I must also point out that has yet to happen...

Because as anyone who's ever knit a toy before likely knows, it's not the knitting, it's all the fiddly embellishing and piecing together after the fact that is so exhausting. The knitting itself seemed to take about two seconds. The stuffing, the embroidering, the sewing...well that's another story.

naked bun

This 'lil bunneh is a pattern from Barbara Prime found here: the well dressed bunny and the lederhosen can be found in a seperate pattern of hers, also here: Clothing Bundle 3.

But regardless of the time spent in the details (the details are always what make it and a necessary evil unfortunately...) this guy is one cutie patootie. And you get a lot for the price of admission--the bunny pattern comes with three outfits you can also knit --but because I was so obsessed with doing the lederhosen I bought the seperate clothing bundle as well. So now I've got a million outfits I can make for my (eventual) army of bunnies and lambies.

I had originally set out to make this for my friend's daughter, but now I'm thinking the lederhosen outfit is probably a bit too fiddly for her (she's two) --the hat doesn't really stay on (it's kind of just "placed" there) and maybe I should just knit up a bunch of girlie clothes to go with him as well and then she can decide if he's a boy or a girl (or maybe I should just do a girl in a dirndle to go with?(gah! decisions decisions...).

Regardless I think the button eyes probably have to go in favour of some embroidered ones (and I suck at embroidery). She's likely too old for me to worry about her swallowing buttons, but better safe than sorry.

If you're wondering, I just used scrap yarn for this project, mostly Patons Classic (which I seem to have a lot of!). More details on Ravelry.


Victory Garden Yarn said...

OMG OMG OMG a bunny with Lederhosen! That might actually be the cutest knit toy I have ever seen. Ever. Bravo!

littlebirdbigcity said...

Lederhosen are my all time favorite "outfit I wish I owned but probably never will." They're so adorable! I've seen tiny pairs in thrift stores and wished something fierce that they would fit me. I love your bunny! Wonderfully cute.

Rainy Daisy said...

waaa! So cute! I know what you mean though. Annoyingly little knitting actually involved. The lederhosen though....the lederhosen are to die for!


Anonymous said...

I can't get over how cute this little guy is! I want to make a hundred of them this very second with every outfit imaginable!

Sayschnicklefritz said...

Stop it! The half-German in me is freaking out this is so cute. Springing for the lederhosen was a smart thing to do because when confronted with the question of lederhosen or no lederhosen, the answer is always "Lederhosen, danke."

CassieMarie said...

Adorable!!! You really should learn to crochet - once you get the basics down it is super easy to improvise. :)

Julia said...

Ha-ha! Hilarious! And adorable! I'm a big fan of "saftey eyes" you can get at craft stores. They're super cute and you don't have to worry about embroidery OR choking hazards. Or maybe you should just knit the two year old lederhosen! Imagine the cuteness!

Cakebrain said...

ahhh! I love it! I once knit a bunny and finished it all except for the facial features. I had no idea what to do and so left it faceless. It scared the dickens out of my girls and I had to throw it away eventually because I am so afraid of committing myself to a face. Yours is so cute!