Yarn: Comfort DK
Everybody loves a bunny, right? I've been intending to make an attempt at colorwork for some time now and when I saw these bunnies I decided Miss C needed a hoppy sweater. Pattern calls for Sublime merino, but I had some Comfort and I do love using Comfort for little person things. It does split some, but not enough for me to hate it. (and I do hate splitting) Pattern sizes are 6-12 months, 1-2 years and so on. I was concerned that 6-12 might be too small, but 1-2 years too big so I decided to use worsted instead of dk and knit the smallest size. WAY too big and was frogged. (I also hate the frog) After much hem and haw I decided to break the no-more-yarn rule and buy some dk. (A moment of silence for our best local yarn shop, Unique Yarns, who goes out of business in April. This ecomony sucks.) Sizing seems right on the money now.
Colorwork....not sure I'm feeling the love. Running the strands behind and getting the right tension is going to take some more practice. I feel like it's going to be good in the end and it is entirely possible that I am obsessing about it too much. (surprise) As you can see, my rabbits are not blue. I think pink and brown is much cuter. I also made their bobble tails out of leftover angora so they would be uber fuzzy. And shed all over the brown, but a small price for such adorableness. The sweater has a hood and I'll make a fuzzy pom-pom for the tip.
The pattern is easy to follow and construction is clever. Hope the end result is good. Definitely a learning experience.