Monday, April 02, 2012

Onni Bunny



All wool.

Wool yarn (ok, so one is from alpaca), wool fleece, wool felt, wool embroidery yarn - six times all over again, because I could not stop. What does it make me? Wool fool?

And I still could make a few.  And I love every single one to a point that it makes me really silly.
Last week one OnniBunny was born after another.


I made this first of Ístex Einband. 


Then grabbed some Shetland and so he was born. 


Had some Rowan Fine Tweed laying around, and ...


Then numbers four and five.  And I still could not stop. One more. Just one more, because I had to see how easy it would be to felt alpaca.

Now there are six.


And I still have not had enough. While making them, or more like giving birth to them, as they all are individual and have their own personalities, I had discussions with them; it was like each one of them chose their own spots and own colors for faces and I could almost claim that I had nothing to do with their expressions on their faces. Each one is different, but charming, and if you ask me, I think that everyone should have one or a few.


The process was a delightful one, and I wrote a pattern for it (in my Ravelry store). 

OnniBunny is a quick knit, just a few inches of stockinette in fingering weight. He is stuffed with wool and felted by hand so there is no guessing, how he will turn out. With time, soap, warm water and careful massage he will slowly turn into a cute little rabbit. Wool embroidery will bring out the true happy character.


And special thanks to you for your comments on Tina's advice. Expression "pussy willows" is about the same in Finnish "pajunkissat" (paju - willow, kissat - cats). I first thought out the picture in Finnish and hoped that it would translate into English and was thrilled to see that it would do that beautifully. I have pussy willows inside but there aren't that many outside yet.

(The little sweater pattern is coming, it is at the moment off my hands, but will return in a week or two to be published then.)

Wool bunnies with you this week,
Lene

23 comments:

  1. Anonymous16:06

    Thank you for publishing the Onni Bunny pattern!

    While there is snow on your grounds, it will be 84 degrees (F) here today in Georgia, but I think OmniBunny will look happy in the green grass, too! Am looking forward to casting on.

    Melody

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  2. joan16:06

    Very cute! I like to see your projects, your embroidery on wool is inspiring.

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  3. Such a cute project for this time of year.

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  4. Your bunnies are soooo pretty, breathtaking! :)

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  5. I can't resist buying this pattern. So cute & probably good for practice with DPNs (a set of which I've purchased, but never used).

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  6. Adorable! I love their little faces, and the fact that you used all wool!

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  7. They are so gorgeous (I love the purple one especially)...

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  8. awww, since I don't eat chocolat bunnies, I think I should have one of these, so cute!

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  9. After a long and sort of angry day, these bunnies made laugh and saved the day ♥

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  10. Oh, these bunnies are so precious!

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  11. Jeannie22:12

    thanks for the bunnies! they are adorable.

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  12. Anonymous22:14

    This is like the StarTrek episode with the tribbles.... or a Lays Potato Chip commercial. "You can just eat, or rather make, one". Helen :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing your very cute bunnies with you, and especially your process of creating/birthing them.

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  14. I've always been told that rabbits multiply quickly! Guess it is true, even with wool bunnies. They're adorable.

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  15. They seem very happy! Happy Easter!

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  16. Kimmy01:33

    Thank you for sharing your bunnies and the pattern! So cute. Each. One. :)

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  17. A delightful post Lene! I will have to check this pattern! If I had to chose, I would not know which bunny to pick!
    Blessings,

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  18. Noi on kyllä niiiiiin lutusia!!!

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  19. Attack of the bunnies! :D They're extremely cute.

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  20. OMG! Those are too cute for words.

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  21. Well done, Lene.

    Your embroidery is inspiring on those little faces. So much so that I'm hopping over to Ravelry to pick up the pattern.

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  22. Sennia23:38

    A wool fool... What a good thing to be :) This would be really nice to have in the classroom. I bet they would move around... Thanks!

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