I finally organized all my past projects in Ravelry. (At least from the time I started taking photos of my projects.) I can’t say enough about what a fantastic organizational tool this site is!! For anyone not on yet, I wish you speedy invitations! It’s totally worth the wait.
To assist in the organizational process, I had to dig out my old knitting journal to remind me of what I’d done over the years. My journal seems both archaic and charming to me now with Flickr and Blogger and Ravelry, but it did provide a nice little trip down memory lane… I learned to knit in October of 2003 and started keeping track of my projects in my knitting journal in December of 2004. What I thought was SO difficult and impressive just a couple years ago seems sort of silly to me now! It’s funny to look back at the pattern choices I made and the project notes I jotted down. While looking through it, the words “what was I thinking” came out of my mouth more than once. However, there is one project that has stood the test of time. One that I was as proud of then as I am today. It’s the Bunny Finger Puppet. The bunny keeps on keepin’ on. I think he’s adorable and guess what else…I have the pattern. Alright, it’s not specific and surely won’t be chronicled in the knitting annals forevermore, and maybe you can knit a bunny finger puppet with your eyes closed and one hand tied behind your back, but this was very early on in my knitting and I was pretty impressed with myself for not only figuring it out, but actually writing it down. And so I’m sharing. 🙂
Needles: #2 straight and #6 dpn (you’ll be knitting tightly to make the finger puppet sturdy!)
Yarn: worsted weight scrap yarn in white, black, and pink (or whatever color scheme your bunny prefers)
- Using white yarn and size 6 dpn’s CO 18 st.
- Join for knitting in the round and knit 18 rows.
- Cut yarn and run through all stitches. Fasten tightly.
- Using white yarn and size 2 needles CO 6 st.
- k1, p1 for 13 rows.
- Cut yarn and run through all stitches, pull tightly to make the top of the ear appear narrower.
- Make another.
Sew both bunny ears to the top of the bunny body.
Weave in ends.
Use black yarn to make eyes and pink yarn to make a nose. I don’t have a special method for this. I just wrapped the yarn around one of the stitches and tied it on the inside.