As those close to me can attest, it's good to know a knitter, especially (but not necessarily,) around the giftier times of the year.
Just ask Anna whom, among other things, has had mittens named for (and gifted to) her, received a sparkly silver Birch for her birthday last year and now gets to live with these two critters:These delightful slippers are none other than the Hopsalots by Stephanie Dosen (aka. tiny owl knits.) They are adorable -- both as bunnies and as footwear. Clearly, she's outdone herself this time!
Sometimes the perfect touches are lurking right under one's nose. This was the case with both their eyes (vintage mother-of-pearl buttons) and their tufty tails (half-felted bits of natural grey roving.) Once again, my everything stash came to the rescue. An ample stash isn't just nice -- it's vital.After chasing the bunnies around the back garden for some time, I bundled them into a shoebox (with air holes poked in) and gave them a carrot to share while they made the five-minute trip chez Anna.I think I frightened her a little when I handed her the box, told her that I found "them" out back and to open it -- slowly and carefully.
Luckily it was Love at first sight -- how could it not be?