Knitting Little

I am currently less than 50% of the way through two separate adult-sized sweaters (one for myself, one for E) so of course I’ve spent all my spare time this week starting brand new small projects instead of working on them. I am a fickle knitter who gets bored with the same yarn and the same pattern over and over and little extra projects keep me from quitting altogether.

Here’s what I’ve made in the last week and a half:

Reusable coffee coozies

I finally finished up the last 2 of these I wanted to send to friends. All I need now is time to get to the post office. I’m glad these are the last two I’ve promised to make because I am sick to DEATH of them. (Original pattern found here, but I’ve changed a lot of it)

 

My first attempt at baby socks

I have always said I hated knitting socks and I’ve only ever knit one before. Not one pair, one SOCK. The second one is less than 1/2 an inch long and still on my needles. But BABY socks are baby sized, and these took only a couple of hours. I made a counting mistake on the first one that I just fudged and a couple of knit vs. purl mistakes on the second one that I had to rip out and do over but even with the frustrating parts they are so adorable I don’t even care. I see a lot more tiny socks in my future. (Garter stripe baby socks pattern found here)

 

Blanket buddy rabbit

This was SO EASY and SO CHEAP to make – it’s done in dishcloth cotton, which you can buy at Walmart for only a couple of dollars and takes less than 1 ball. It’s all seamless so nothing can be pulled apart and the face is stitched on with yarn so there are no choking hazards which makes it perfect for babies. I had this yarn left from the very first time I ever bought yarn (EVER!) and found the pattern in one of my 1-skein pattern books. If you’re a new-ish knitter who only makes hats and scarves this would make a great next step project.

 

Baby and toddler bibs

More dishcloth cotton AND a pattern I made up myself. Well, ok, I modeled it off a nearly identical bib my friend Megan gave me as a baby gift but still – no pattern. You are only impressed if you’ve never knit a stitch in your life. Otherwise you know it does not get any easier than a garter stitch square. These are gifts for someone who happens to be a knitter so I hope she knows they were made with LOVE even if it wasn’t with hours and hours of time.

 

Tiny bunny

Finally, I present OH MY GOD the cutest little 15 minute knitting project ever from Mochimochi Land. I stumbled onto these on Ravelry this afternoon and made this one approximately 30 seconds later. Then I spent two hours squeeing over their other patterns and wondering why I hadn’t been knitting these adorable little things for months and months already?

 

You know your husband loves you when he'll pose with your tiny bunny

I have already made another, slightly larger one for the toddler to play with and plan to make a few more. They keep multiplying like…well…rabbits. I will build a bunny army!

And now I guess it’s time to get back to my sweaters. Sigh. At least I have all summer to finish them.

 


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16 Responses to “Knitting Little”

  1. Amanda says:

    It’s so teeny tiny! What a cute bunny! You are such a very talented lady Ms Suz!

  2. Jennifer says:

    The sock look great! Glad you liked the pattern. The bunny is too cute. If only my cats and/or kids could be trusted not to eat it…

  3. Joanna says:

    You knit the cutest stuff ever!

  4. Swistle says:

    Pretty much my entire household gathered ’round and cooed over the tiny bunnykins.

  5. becca says:

    i love your knitting projects! the teeny-tiny bunny made me squeal; so cute. and the bibs? they’re so lovely in their simplicity! love the color choices :)

  6. Amy says:

    SQUEEEEEE TINY BUNNY!!!!1

  7. molly says:

    Oh my God. I NEED one of those bunnies. So damn cute!

  8. Nicole says:

    Adorable! Now I want to make bunnies instead of finishing the…thing…I’m supposed to be finishing and am in fact almost done with. Stupid existing projects.

  9. I think the bibs are my favorite. Even though you said they were simple, they look adorable!

  10. merin says:

    you should make a bunch of tiny bunnies and sell them in clear bags like those dogs!

  11. Megan says:

    Lovely lovelies! This is the time of year I love making little projects. I heart the bunny!!! Wait until you see the little projects I’ve been working on the last two days!

  12. As a non-knitter/knitter-wanna-be, I’m impressed! I love it all & that lil bunny is just precious. Is it showing up in their Easter baskets?!

  13. You need to open an etsy story called bunny army right now.

  14. Kimberly says:

    I am incredibly impressed, and I probably should look in to learning to knit, but I’d rather just oooo & ahhhhh from a distance :)

  15. Julie S. says:

    The bibs? SO cute!

  16. Sarah-Anne says:

    bunnies FTW!! i die at the cuteness.

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