Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Yarn Along: Killer Bunny

It's Wednesday, so let's join Ginny's Yarn Along!

 

I got started on the Whisper Cardigan about 2 weeks ago, but then I shifted gears in order to finish the Killer Bunny (below) before Easter.  Now that Little Bunny Kill-Kill is done, I am full-force Whisper Cardigan.  I'm using Tosh Lace in Nebula and I've never worked with lace weight yarn before so it took a little getting used to.  AND, I'm using lace weight with US7 needles, so the fabric produced is quite airy and drapey.  I think it's going to be great, but delicate.  I guess that's why they named it "whisper."

I'm reading Fiction Ruined my Family by Jeanne Darst.  My husband and I heard Jeanne read a story on This American Life and I thought she was HILARIOUS.  So my hubby surprised me with this book. 

Here's the Killer Bunny.  (Free pattern off Ravelry.)  That went pretty well.  I did choose my yarn based on fluffiness and not weight and that's how I ended up using a chunky weight yarn on US5 needles.  (Oops.)  But it made a nice dense fabric, perfect for murder!!!  My son is a big fan of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, so I think he's going to be psyched!  My notes are here.

Happy Knitting everyone!

(I just wanted to add:  To the lovely knitters at Yarn Along who come and leave a comment, I always try to leave a comment back on your blogs, but for some funky computer reason that I cannot explain, when I hit the PUBLISH button, my comment just disappears into the ether.  Are you getting it?  I'll never know. But I do look at your lovely projects and try to leave some positive feedback behind.   Sometimes it works.  Sometimes it doesn't.  Thank you so much for the lovely comments you leave here.  I truly appreciate it.))

13 comments:

pinkundine said...

Oooh, beautiful pattern, may have to queue that one myself! I love the colour you're using :)

W-S Wanderings said...

That cardigan looks beautiful, and I love the yarn colour. But I must be taking FOREVER to knit, no? I guess whispers are like that, and well worth it to be draped in one. I knit a small child's cardi in fingering weight and it was aganozingly slow.

Killer Bunny. Hee hee hee!

Andria said...

Your cardigan looks lovely, that colour is fab. I checked out the pattern--I love it, might have to add that to my queue, because what I need is more stuff to knit :) Your bunny is super cute/scary/funny all rolled into one!

Angela said...

Funny bunny. Something weird is going on with some WP blogs-been happening for a while-don't know if that is the issue you've been dealing with.
The cardigan looks wonderful!

Rachel Proffitt said...

LOL that is too funny a bunny :) Although I think my son might like it, I suspect my daughter would not ;)
Love your whisper!

Jessica Snell said...

Hee, shades of Monty Python. "Look at the TEETH!"

Julie_c said...

ANg - I think I figured out the comment problem. If I'm in Firefox, I cannot leave comments, if I'm in Safari, then I can. Who knows why?!?!??

Amy @ A Faithful Journey said...

The yarn color for the cardi is such a gorgeous shade of blue!! Very pretty!

Amy said...

What funny little bunny. I am sure your son will love it. YOur whisper cardigan is beautiful already. That is a fabulous color.

Anke said...

The cardigan is going to be lovely, I really like the pattern. Another item to add to my "want to knit list"... :-)

Lori ann said...

oh so pretty, the color is gorgeous. it will be lovely on, so soft and light (love m.t.).

arwen_tiw said...

Haha love the killer bunny, that is brilliant.

sylvia said...

that bunny is hilarious!! i've always loved the whisper cardigan and look forward very much to seeing yours when it's finished!!