I've also found a few minutes to add to the Snuggly Bunny. I've tried to leave a long tail when I finished the first half, so that I can do the 3-needle cast-off to join without needing to break the main yarn. I was planning to go for an invisible graft between the two halves, but the Snug jacket has reminded me that I prefer not to have loose ends to sew back in. This way, I should be able to just keep knitting to make the head without breaking and joining back in...
...which got me thinking a bit about what I enjoy about this quick project and some of the others I've completed recently:
- Pulling the yarn from the centre of the ball. I only "worked out" how to do this recently, but it's so much better! No more yarn running across the floor, or around the car.
- Garter stitch with simple shaping. Great for mindless knitting while talking to friends or watching tv, but occasional increases or decreases provide a more satisfying level of interest. Actually, stocking stitch is similar, but I do like the way garter stitch doesn't curl at the edges.
- Happy colours. The Snuggly Bunnies have been made with brightly coloured cotton dk yarn and they're so cheerful. Great for a winter's evening
- Small knits. Portable, and with a finished result to enjoy quickly.
- Knitting with friends. I meet with 3 friends regularly as a prayer group; two of us knit (the other 2 can, but choose not to!) I enjoy sharing ideas and watching each other's work grow as we chat; we've learned a lot from each other.
- "Seamless" knits. I do like patterns where I can avoid having lots of seams to sew, or loose ends to tie in. Classic designs like the Baby Surprise Jacket, or a mitred-square blanket are fantastic (so long as I remember to weave the ends in as I go).
- The personal touch. I like that this bunny will be a unique present for a friend; it won't take very long to make, but will hopefully have more meaning because it's just for them.