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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Maggie Rabbit

I made Posie Gets Cozy's Maggie Rabbit:
She was lots of fun to make, and goes nicely with my Lenten quilt and pussy willows.

Making Maggie required a little knitting, for her capelet.  I do know how to knit, a little, having learned from a baby sitter when I was a child (she made knitted clothes for all the local girls' cabbage patch dolls), but I've avoided it because I have too many hobbies as it is.  A bit of poking around in knitting tutorials to remind myself how to cast on and off was all it took to make the capelet; I learned how to undo stitches and rip out rows, too, because of all the mistakes I made. And in the process, I learned that although I am left-handed I knit right-handedly, but I use my left to wrap the yarn around the needle.  Apparently that might be the continental knitting style, rather than English?  Given that I use a fork and knife also in the continental style, it amuses me to realize I am a right-handed European, rather than a left-handed American.

I had leftover yarn, and having been bitten by the knitting bug, I searched the interwebs for a tiny floral project.  I found this pattern for a knitted rose, and made it:
I'm having a hard time keeping myself from knitting more.


  1. I can't knit myself (for the same reasons -too many crafts, not enough time!). But I love you bunny and the rose is adorable, I can see why you'd want to make more of them.

  2. Thanks. It really is addictive, like almost every other craft for me.