I recently came across this great tutorial from Jo So and Sew on how to make a bunny out of a knitted square, just in time for Easter. There are a few fun knitted animals that I've been planning to make for a while, like this owl and these hedgehogs, but never got around to it. And yes, I'm totally in love with everything from Purl Bee; I just started knitting this cute top. For the last few weeks I've been working on a surprise project that isn't quite ready to reveal, and my knitting has been suffering. I was so happy to find this great project, that I could easily make in one evening, even after a long day at work and while binge-watching Veronica Mars, because maybe obsessiveness is the way I approach a few things in life.
All you need to knit for this is a square in garter stitch. Perfect for a beginner knitter who wants an impressive result or to reuse a swatch. I made mine out of some left over grey Cascade 220 with US size 8 needles, making a square of about 8x8". I love grey and teal these days, so I picked up a little teal ribbon for my bunny, and used a left over felt ball I had from making these coasters for the tail. You will also need some stuffing and a tapestry needle to sew together your bunny. Jo So and Sew has a great photo tutorial to guide you through this project. If you've never done the mattress stitch, it's a great way to practice.
Noodle has always had a great sense of what is his and what isn't, and seems to know when we get home whether or not we have a surprise for him. This bunny though was totally confusing him. It wasn't clearly his, but he was interested, maybe because of the stuffing. He tried to feast in the huge bag of stuffing, and I caught him just in time.
The past few weeks have been packed with trying out new breakfast places, and, after eating too many croissants, resisting to urge to lay down and nap. We have been making a lot of trips exploring new beautiful parks around Seattle, but often go back to our long-time favourite, Discovery Park. This bunny in the park reminds me of my days in Victoria, BC, with all the bunnies on the University and Hospital grounds, and the loud student protests every time there is an attempt at saving the gardens and stopping the bunny invasion. As far as I know, the bunnies are still winning.