I love April. Partially because my birthday takes place in April, but mostly because it means Spring is here.
Growing up in Washington state, almost every year we visited the tulip fields and festival in Skagit Valley. This often took place as part of my “birthday” celebration along with the fact that my grandparents visited every year at this time also and that was their favorite thing to do. I remember at times being a bit disgruntled to be going to the tulip fields “again”, but looking back on it now, I’m so thankful for those memories.
Also as a child I had a bit of a fascination with bunnies. When other girls liked dolls and Barbies, I preferred the bunny variety. For a period of time my entire room was decorated in anything bunny. Wall hangings, comforter, stuffed animals, clothing, etc. It was dusty rose, dusty green…and bunnies. My first pet was a bunny named Cottontail. All white and had been sold to us as a dwarf, it was indeed not a dwarf we soon found out. My second pet was a bunny, a dwarf I named Smokey. I’m not sure where this fascination began and ended, but it wasn’t until having a child of my own that I realized how much bunnies were a part of my childhood.
So when it came to dreaming up the next toy pattern for Little Woolens, it made sense with both Spring and Easter coming, that a bunny was the perfect choice. And that is how Beau the Bunny came to be.
I thought it would be nice for the April knitalong, to have a fun and shorter project…something you’ll indeed be able to finish in a months time, if not a day or two’s time! A great gift for a little one or bunny lover, and something you can be sure to find enough yarn from your stash for. And if you’re looking for a more girly “Belle” version, knit a pink bowtie. You can find the pattern HERE.
So I hope you’ll join us for this month’s #woolfulKAL…and I can’t wait to see all your Beau’s and Belle’s.