The bunny is getting there. As of this post his ears are on and now all he needs is a face. There really is a special magic involved with making toys, they are kind of fiddly and I really don't like all the seaming and the little pieces that go along with them, but my kids think it's amazing.
All three of them from the almost 10 year old down to the 2 year old love watching the process of the bunny coming together. I think that is the most fun, watching them watching the bunny. Fiona is very enamored of this little guy, every time she gets a chance she dances around the room with him and kisses him even though he doesn't have a face yet. And I have seen Kaelen fondling his ears quite a few times, she thinks they are very soft.
This is the next project, I have planned. Daydream from Rowan Babies. I have been looking for a good pattern for a bringing home the baby outfit and I think this one will work. We are keeping the baby's sex a surprise and it's tricky finding outfits that will work for either sex. But, I think this done in white will be fine for a newborn, boy or girl.
Besides, even if this is a boy, when our family has our baby dedication, he will be wearing a long, flowing, white, dedication gown, that all of our children have been dedicated in. It's absolutely gorgeous and is the same gown that my sister and I were dedicated in and was handmade by my great, great grandmother. Needless to say, it's a very precious heirloom. I will have to make sure I post a picture of it on the blog one of these days.
So, anyways, I believe my point was I think this little cardigan will be fine for a boy even if it does have a bit of lace. I think I will lose the ribbon though, just to keep extra frills off it.
I need to let everyone know that the color of Koigu in my last post was 319. A very popular color, almost every other comment let me know that the commenter either already had that same yarn in their stash or that they needed the number so they could hunt some down for themselves.
And a question, I have finished the Eyelet Baby Blanket in the Blue Sky Cotton and I was wondering about peoples experience with laundering it. The tag says I can just throw it in the washer and dryer, but I feel pretty nervous about doing that, it's so soft I worry it will come out all ragged and pilly. Or should I wash it in the sink and lay it flat to dry, or maybe just iron it and wait till it's really dirty before washing it?? Help please!