Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Sophie and the Easter Bunny

You may remember that I decided to knit Ysolda's Sophie as an Easter gift for my daughter Nina. The pattern was challenging at times but I was very happy with the outcome. Unfortunately there were a couple of problems: firstly, between Mum and I we had knit 2 Sophies, but between my sister and I there are 3 children (that's right, one of had to knit another one). Secondly, when Nina saw the grey Sophie that I was making she said to me "I want a pink one!". The solution to both problems was obvious, I had to knit a second Sophie in pink. I hate knitting the same project twice, but the second one did knit up a bit easier (though not much quicker) than the first. Knitting to the last second, I finished Nina's Sophie the night before Easter.

Mr Easter Bunny - a gift for my nephew Xavier.

I added a tail to both bunnies (a bunny's gotta have a tail!). The first tail was added at a slightly lower point than the second - it looks a little too low but in this position it works well to keep the bunny upright when sitting (tripod effect).

Nina's pink Sophie enjoying the Autumn afternoon on the lawn.

Nina was thrilled to meet the Easter Bunny in person at the local supermarket.


  1. Oh I LOVE the grey bunny. I wish my knitting skills were up to scratch. I can only knit in straight lines! and following a pattern - well, it may as well be in japanese for all I'd know. Oh well, maybe one day I'll learn more. Until then I'll dream wistfully of your sweet easter bunny!

  2. Thanks Sara! It really isn't that hard once you get the hang of holding onto 4 needles and adding a few increases and decreases here and there. The grey one was my favourite too :)

  3. I love the pink one, though! Especially with its little bow :)


Related Posts with Thumbnails