Sunday, August 13, 2017

Update 7 - Meet Anxious Bunny


So I finished the bunny on Wednesday.  I tried for two hours to get her mouth to have a happy expression but it just wasn't working - so - meet my anxious bunny. Sad in the comfy deck chair...

She is very cuddly and the perfect use of my alpaca yarn.

Now I am on a soft toy kick and I have started an Alan Dart pattern from the same magazine as the Unicorn and the Bunny.  Prof. B. Wormington.  He is a book worm and I am almost finished the body.  Nice mindless knitting (although I image the little eyeglasses and professor's tasseled mortar board are going to be tricky).
I also spent an afternoon looking at and resisting buying more Alan Dart patterns from his website, but oh my the Noah's Ark and Advent Tree and Nativity Scene are much too cute.

I did find a pattern for HOCOCO, the lemur, a free Alan Dart pattern for charity and it will be perfect for the rest of my brown alpaca.

I finished washing my friend's fleece and received some lovely yarn to make the Antarktis Shawl on my list.


Can you see the name of the yarn?  It was meant for me all along!

I also got a skein of 1200 yards of light purple lace weight from her stash.  Oh the possibilities are endless.


I have washed some baby doll fleece for myself, but I haven't yet followed up on that drum carder.

Last night the rain's finally came and washed the smoke out of the sky.  Today has been a lazy day as we are recovering from having one set of guests for breakfast, another set for lunch and then going out to listen to my brother's band play at a bar last night.

And to top of our Saturday experience we came home around 11:30 to find a big black bear in our neighbour's front yard, right beside where we parked our car.  Eek!


So that is my week.  If you want to follow other yoppers check out their progress here.  

I will leave you with another look at the oh so sad bunny.  Sad out of the comfy deck chair....


Sad in the living room (but to be fair I wouldn't let her watch the television).






18 comments:

  1. I liked that. Your yarn looks very pretty, busy season (where is your brother playing?) and the what I would call pensive or just waiting for an answer bunny, is cute as heck!

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    1. He was playing at the Admiral pub in Burnaby. It was a good evening. And yes, pensive bunny sounds better than anxious bunny!

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  2. I love both new yarns. Calm, content colours with a sprinkle of fairy dust. Now I await their fate.
    Lol... I suspect Sad Bunny would be more cheerful if her eyes were closer to her nose... she's missing her 360degree vision and is getting a tired nose from all the extra wiggling to be sure she's safe from harm. Cute as heck. Is her name maybe Lisa? ( cue Cat Stevens).

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    1. ahhhh - it is all in the eyes? I thought it was the mouth I was messing up.

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  3. Your new yarn is just perfect for you, it always had to be yours that's for sure. Oh how darling is your bunny! I love Sad Bunny and I can't wait to see the bookworm.

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    1. Bookworm is quickly emerging but I fear the putting together will test my mettle for sure.

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  4. Oh, your bunny is so cute! Sad or not she is precious. I think the facial expressions are the hardest. I've done a few toys and would love to try Alan Dart...he is the master of toy knitting! I love the bookworm! There are so many to love of his patterns.
    Yes, no coincidence...that yarn was meant for you and oh bow gorgeous it is!
    I thought bears were supposed to be in the woods not in yards or driveways! Did they not get the memo? Does that happen a lot? I know we have them here but I have only seen one in 13 years...we have so much rural area there's not much motivation for them to come into towns. Plenty of wildlife and berries in the woods and our winters are not harsh so they hibernate on full stomachs! Have a great week and I can't wait to see what you have to show us next week!

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    1. Yes, the bear definitely didn't get the memo - there have been alot around this year by the signs in the neighbourhood but I haven't seen one this close for a few years. Stags and does and fawns, yes, but bears....not so much.

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  5. Yikes......I went in the pattern page and agree......his designs are the best I have seen. You bunny is adorable even if you couldn't get a happy face. I love the one he has and think it adds character. The Maryann sparkle yarn is soooo pretty.....like you! Can't wait to see what it becomes.

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    1. Yes I will be casting on that MaryAnne sparkle very soon - I have the perfect pattern for it.

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  6. Aww your bunny is cute but yes definitely sad. Lots of lovely yarn there. Can't wait to see what you turn it all into. No bears here thank goodness!

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    1. I have already started something with the sparkle and the lace is waiting for a testknit to start.

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  7. Wow! How exciting and frightening to find a bear in your neighbor's front yard. So... I'm thinking there's more to this story - like how did you get from the car into your house?

    Pretty yarns - how fun to have one named after you. :)

    And that bunny is adorable. Anxious, pensive, sad... whatever he is, he's definitely adorable.

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    1. lol. we waited til the bear crossed the road. Then I got the house key at the ready and we booted it to the front door!

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  8. Hi Mary-Anne :)) I LOVE little Anxious Bunny! I felt that way last week lol...kind of scary to come home to a bear, my gosh. Your social activities wore me down just reading them lol!

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    1. lol. Saturday wore me out too. It took me all day to recover. But still it was lovely to see all our friends.

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  9. Pretty yarns - how fun to have one named after you. :)

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  10. That yarn must have rubbed off on you, Mary-Anne because I have sensed a sparkle in your blog posts recently. So nice! How cool to have a yarn named after you. :-)

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