Oh baby!

March 22nd


Spring has sprung and the babies are arriving in droves. Last week two girlfriends had babies — one after 42 hours of labor (!) and one after 5.5. Ms. Eloise has graced us with her presence and I can say the kid is as gorgeous as children come. She’ll join her cousin Roscoe in the league of adorable Brennan babies.

My attempt at embroidery

And so, the opportunities to create sweet gifts for the mamas and wee ones have sprouted in turn. I adapted the bunny pattern in”Last Minute Knitted Gifts” (what a misnomer!) to use dishcloth cotton. I thought the end result would be more baby-friendly, although I’m not opposed to every child having a bit of baby alpaca. Or cashmere. I am opposed to spending $30 on a skein of yarn for one baby project that more than likely would be put on a shelf and not played with if made from something so luxurious.

Butter Bunny

Back of Butter Bunny

In turn, I introduce Ms. Butter Bunny. Thanks to help from Finny, I was able to get through this pattern this first time. I know the next one will be remarkably better. And would you believe there was another knit bunny at the baby shower yesterday? Grrr…. At least the future mama seemed to love both. I also made her some burp cloths (from leftovers of the Christmas pants project) and a couple embellished onesies. It was a beautiful party and day!

Sweet little onesies


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19 Responses

  1. So cute! Can’t believe someone else brought a bunny, she must have a lot of crafty friends and family!

  2. Sweet bunny! You can NEVER have too many. You looked pretty good with that lil one on your back too, Kel!

  3. That bunny is adorable, I wish I could knit that well. Any new mama would be the proud owner of Ms. Butter Bunny

  4. Tina in Duluth March 22, 2009

    Bunnies just multiply that way!

    I love the color you chose – it is the same color I painted my nursery walls back in the day…sigh…

  5. LOVE the bunny & the adorable onesies! Seriously how cute is that bunny? You did a great job.

  6. What a great idea to use dishcloth cotton! The bunny is very cute and I’m sure it will be well loved.

  7. Love the new addition! I love the much more affordable bear yarn. I agree, I don’t get the whole cashmere baby gift thing!

  8. Dear Ms. Butter Bunny –

    You look sweet, soft, ever so cuddly! How lucky you are to spend your life with a wee one.

    Colleen 🙂

  9. rohanknitter March 22, 2009

    Super cute gifts – it’s so fun to have some wee ones to make things for, isn’t it!

  10. Beautiful gifts. Love the bunny. So cute! You are so talented.

  11. The bunny is truly beautiful!!

  12. Your gifts for the new baby are so sweet. I love Ms. Butter Bunny.

  13. super cute! I love that bunny!

  14. Can’t tell you how much I heart this yellow bunny!

  15. So glad your bunny came out! And so darling. I love it in yellow 🙂

  16. Oh, wow! Such sweet gifts!!!

  17. PS – check this out…I bet YOU could do THIS!


  18. So cute! My knitting has improved drastically in the last couple of months and I literally made a newborn hat in two evenings for a shower gift and was impossibly pleased with myself.

    I started making a Malia babydoll while I was watching the inauguration, but she has yet to be completed. Somebody keeps checking the doll clothing book out of the library…

  19. The bunny is too cute and baby freindly. I like that about it. They sound difficult to make though. I am trying to come up with something I can make for our newest grandbaby-to-be.