I’ll start with a recap: my mum works with autistic children and she finds having physical props helps with learning and development.
I’ve made The Hungry Caterpillar, The Stubborn Goat, Elmer and friends and now…
The bunny pattern is based on the free pattern Square bunny by Annette of Lebenslustiger.com – with paws and little kerchiefs. (I’ve made these before, here and here, as always, a brilliant, quick pattern!)
The story these guys are from is ‘The tale of Flopsys bunnies‘ by Beatrix Potter. It’s a cute story, though be warned, lettuce is soporific!
I need to make a lettuce.
After searching online, I couldn’t find a lettuce pattern. Nothing. So I did the next best thing – I made up my own pattern!
If anyone else is ever possessed with the burning desire to also knit a lettuce, the pattern is available for free on my ‘Free Patterns‘ page, or you can just click this link here…
Flopsy’s bunnies certainly seem to enjoy eating it!
Hmm…I think thats everything I need to make to tell “The Tale of Flopsy’s Bunnies” , unless, you know, the kids might want to put the bunnies into a sack like Mr McGregor did.
I’m just going to dig out some brown wool and my knitting needles…
As an aside: I made an extra two bunnies as my little ones both fell in love with them. Felix kept ‘relocating’ the finished bunnies to ‘bunny town’ which appears to have mystical magical properties that allows it to change size and location every time you look away…and Inkling is just crazy about bunnies. He squeals when he sees them…
These are the extra bunnies, you may have noticed that they all have scarves of different colours – this is so that each one can have its own little personality, and in the case of the extra two, can be clearly identified as ‘the one that can be chewed on, and the one to keep away from Inkling’…
I think that’s all for this week – and to be honest, that was quite a lot! Bunnies, bunnies and more bunnies, a new free knitting pattern and even a heads up on my current knitting project! What else could too that?
The wool count because…drum roll…I finally have less than 600 balls of wool!
And here’s the count to prove it!
Starting total – 622
Wool used – 31 (5 this week!)
Wool bought – 4
Wool given – 5
Wool gifted – 0
Total – 597
I am so ridiculously pleased with myself right now!!!!