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28 March 2014 @ 01:46 am
Green German Bunny  
An old friend who now lives in Germany sent me this yarn from there to knit a bunny for her. She’ll pick it up when she comes to visit her parents.

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I find this yarn extremely difficult to knit, so I wouldn't recommend it to inexperienced knitters.I have two problems with it: first, it’s very slippery, which makes it difficult for me to knit it evenly. Second, it’s made up of eight strands as thin as sewing tread (and each of those strands is made up of two strands!), so I have to watch out not to get the tip of the knitting needle somewhere between the strands (so if you ever knit some such yarn, use dull-tipped needles if you have any).

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The unfinished green bunny without ears looked so much like a frog! :)
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The pom pom for the tail was also very difficult to make, but I managed it somehow. As you can see, each of the strands of the yarn stands separately in it.
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Then I suddenly remembered that we had some leftover acrylic yarn of similar colour. So I used it to make the bunny a new tail, which is much fluffier and more stable:
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Current Mood: accomplished
Neil aka MrDreamJeans: Happy 2005mrdreamjeans on March 28th, 2014 01:37 am (UTC)
Ahhhh, a grass fed bunny! :)
Darinatilia_tomentosa on March 28th, 2014 01:47 am (UTC)
Broken Robotbadrobot68 on March 28th, 2014 02:21 am (UTC)
I love this one!
Darinatilia_tomentosa on March 28th, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)
Because it's green?

Green Bunny Friday? LOL
Broken Robot: Green Bearbadrobot68 on March 28th, 2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
Well I saw it on Green Bunny Thursday!
maxauburn: Charlie-Mon-Dec-17-2012maxauburn on March 28th, 2014 06:49 am (UTC)
You are great at making those!
Darinatilia_tomentosa on March 28th, 2014 05:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)