Sunday, January 08, 2012

Happy New Year!



I have no exciting adventures to report after a very relaxing two weeks of vacation. Our school didn't get out until the 23rd, which I complained was very unfamily-friendly, but actually, it was kind of nice since we had time after Christmas and New Year's to enjoy ourselves. We had planned on going skiing in Yosemite earlier this week, but there was no snow, so we didn't go anywhere other than to see go see War Horse on Christmas Day; run and bicycle on the Kern River Parkway Biketrail, work in my garden (sorry to rub it in Midwesterners and Easterners); bake numerous batches of cookies, watch the entire, awesome, first season of Downton Abbey and, of course...knit. 

I started this little sweater over a month ago with all of the  Louet Gems yarn left over from the little headband I knit for my friend's baby toddler earlier this fall. Typical of me, I started about five different patterns before I settled on the pattern I wanted to follow through with, a pattern from Garnstudio. I'm happy with the product, but I have to admit that I'm ready for a new challenge with a little thicker yarn.

I couldn't resist knitting a little bunny to go along with it, using my extra, extra yarn. I still use Barbara Prime's well-dressed bunny pattern for the body and limbs, but I use Little Cotton Rabbit's egg cozy pattern for the head.


14 comments:

WendyBee said...

Oh, your bunny is so cute! And he looks toasty cozy warm in his hand-knitted sweater and leggings.
We have very little snow here in Maine as well, so no skiing for us either...
but it's waaaay too cold to do much in the garden!
Happy New Year!

Wool Winder said...

Adorable!

Caffeine Girl said...

That is just too cute!

The lack of snow is terrible here! Usually it's cold and snowy in January. I actually miss it!

Thimbleanna said...

Very, very cute! I love those little bunnies! And didn't you love Downton Abbey? I just watched the whole first season too -- spent a whole day in jammies -- Heaven!

frayedattheedge said...

I love the sweater and the matching bunny! We are quite happy to have no snow here, after the last two horrible winters!!

Rani said...

The sweater/bun bun combo is darling. Absolutely darling. I am always impressed with FINISHED items. Especially those stuffed toys. Kudos.

Thanks for the Downton Abby tip. I've never heard of it, but it's right up my alley. I spent many happy days knitting to the entire Doc Martin series and I was so sad when it finished. Now i'm off to Downton Abby. Thanks for the tip.

TheBlackSheep said...

As always, your bunny is very cute! I wish I had that knack for making toys.

No snow here either. I think we're not going to have winter this year.

Z of ZKNITZ said...

Hey fellow Californian.


I like the bunny and the sweater.


Cute, cute, cute!

Prairie Rose said...

Such a sweet sweater and I adore the bunny!
What fun!

Dee said...

Love the bunny --- and the sweater too, but the BUNNY! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

JayJay said...

Happy New Year! 2011 was so busy that I never had time to read anyone's blog. I am really hoping that I can keep up better in 2012 :)

JayJay said...

What a cute sweater! The colors are really cheerful.

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Maria said...

Spotted my favourtie book series!!!!
Cute projects