Sunday, February 25, 2018

Rabbit Vest

Rabbits at Dawn With Snow Falling

When you have a cat like Henry, all knitting projects are a challenge. When he was little, he wanted to climb into my knitting bag and play with partly knit sweaters, yarn, and needles. Now that he is more grown up, he wants attention and affection when I want to be knitting. He's so big now, he makes a lot of lap-cat to be knitting around.

And that is how the needles came to be pulled out of the row when I was knitting the rabbit faces on this vest. I waited until the next morning when I was calm and patiently reconstructed the rows, stitch by stitch, carefully getting the right colors in the right places (I thought). At the time, I was quite proud of the results. (Cue the foreboding music here). 

Ha! We all know that pride goes before a fall. It was many, many rows later when I realized that something wasn't quite right with some of the rabbits. There are two rabbit poses on this sweater, and only two. Well, according to the pattern that's what should have happened. However, in a world overflowing with Henry love, things just turned out differently. 

My rabbits all have individual faces and expressions. And names. Of course they have names. That one on the far left is called Mumpy because, well, what else would you call a bunny with such oversized cheeks?