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March 9, 2006

Test

Just testing to make sure this is working before I publish an actual post.

Runny Babbit

So here we go with my first knitting project on the Craft Blog!

When I went to get my first nice yarn at a "real" yarn store, the lady there suggested keeping track of what I make so that in the future if I want to repeat something or use a similar yarn or something I have it all written down. And since I'm a geek that is now yet another blog! But this way it's also easy to search and can easily include pictures and links and all kinds of geeky goodness!

Without any further ado... off we go!

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KnitBunnyBun.jpg

This is from a pattern found here which I followed just about exactly since it was my first try.

I used some blue Red Heart Supersaver yarn that was in the craft closet. I used #7 needles, cast on 30 sts for the body, started with 6 sts for the ears (which were too big, should have done 5 sts). Body in stockinette, ears in garter, and a little coil of white i-cord for the tail. The body ended up 5 1/2 inches long (not including the tail) and it's about 3 inches across. The weave is nice and tight.

I'm supposed to write about the yarn too. It's nice that the stuff is non-dye lot, and it's inexpensive. But it felt kinda scratchy while I was working with it. The finished product doesn't feel scratchy though. Not really soft either, but definately not scratchy. If I'm using craft store yarn I'd rather use the Caron Super Soft stuff.

OK, so there's the first entry to the Craft Blog!

March 10, 2006

More Hopping

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Bunny try number 2! OK technically it's the third one, but the second one was a disaster and I need to rip it apart 'cuz it looks bizarre.

So this time I used the #7 needles again, cast on 30 sts, stockinette for the body, 5 sts, garter for the ears. And another i-cord tail. It's about 4 1/2 inches long not including the tail, and 2 1/2 inches wide. The weave is a little looser than I'd like. I think I'll try #6 needles and see if that works better.

The yarn is purple Jo Sharp Kid Mohair. The yarn was a little itchy to work with, but the end result is all fuzzy and soft so a little itchy in the creation is ok with me!

Update: I made another one with this yarn on #6 needles. I followed the exact same pattern, just changed the needles. I did indeed like the finished product better. It's slightly smaller, but it's tighter.

Another Bun

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There's a reason for all the bunnies, promise. They're for Sweet Binks to sell.

#7 needles again, cast on 25 sts for the body, 4 sts for the ears, i-cord tail. This guy ended up quite tiny, just 3 1/2 inches by 2 inches. I like how tight the weave is, so this yarn stays on the #7 needles.

And speaking of the yarn, it's light brown Caron Simply Soft. Very soft and smooth to work with. It's what I used for my crazy Dr. Who scarf and I like working with it. Hmmm, s'pose I need to make a post for that thing too!

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