Creative Bliss

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mystery Knitting Project...She's Got Knickerbockers!



And they are so cute, I can hardly stand it. LOL I have never knit a pair of bottoms of any kind (that I can remember), so creating this was all new to me. There was a type of stitch I've never done before, a yarn around, and it creates a hole. Doing this allowed me to create a picot type edge for the knickerbockers. The edge is created when you fold back a section of knitting and tack it into place. You can see the "scallops" a little better in the picture where she is sitting down. These knickerbockers (isn't that such a neat word?) were made in two pieces and I had to sew them together. Lordy, I had to think back long ago to my sewing days to remember just how you put shorts together. LOL I think they came out fairly decent.

I'm really enjoying this pattern because I keep learning new (but not necessarily hard) things, making it entertaining to knit. I've started on the top and hope to have it ready to share in a few days.

Erin already spilled the beans in one of her comments, but in case you haven't heard, she is coming to my neck of the woods and we get to have a "playdate" on Thursday! Yay! I have purposely not said anything to the girls. I think it will be a fun surprise for them to see her hanging out with me on Thursday after school when they get out. Sneaky, huh? *Ü*

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday! 

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16 comments:

Sparkle said...

How fun! The outfit is darling so far and you and Erin will have a great time!

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, she is darling and she just keeps getting cuter and cuter the more you show us. Love it!

Have fun with Erin!

Sharli said...

Darling!!! I LOVE the knickerbockers!

Angela2932 said...

OMG! This is so cute! I think Easter is definitely in the air with this cute little bunny getting all spiffed up!

stampmonkey said...

Aww...your sweet bunny is going to be so well-dressed when you get her finished! She's shaping up to be just darling, Jeanne! Glad you're having fun in the process. ;)

And how fun that you ladies get to hang out again! Enjoy her visit!

Kelley Eubanks said...

How cute!! Love this! I need to send your blog to a new friend of mine who loves to knit... going to do that now! :)

Kathi C. said...

Oh, how cute she is in her knickerbockers! I love the colors you're using and can't wait to see what her top looks like.

You've got to be so looking forward to Thursday. Fun that you are going to surprise the girls. Enjoy!!

Sara said...

Kelley E sent me your way and boy am I glad she did. This might be the CUTEST bunny rabbit I have ever seen!

Carolyn Christie said...

How cute is that! I love the ears! The knickerbockers are adorable! Jeanne you amaze me as to what you can knit and put together.
Thanks for sharing this the way you did, it was fun seeing the final reveal! :)

Carolyn Christie said...

Oh and have a fun playdate with Erin!!

Sarah said...

Oh Jeanne she is just Adorable!!!! How cute her face is AND her ears...
YAY have fun with Erin!!! I am so jealous she got to go to Creative U....maybe one your we could all go together...ha how FUN would THAT be.

AaronB said...

What a cute rabbit and knickers!!
Thanks for the kind words about extravaganza, I know they are only taking 32 teachers and my odds are slim. I will be happy either way-if I don't get to teach I will be less stressed and I can always apply again!

Jen said...

adorable!

Anke said...

it is taking shape and is looking cuter all the time :) I love following your progress through this project :)

-Julie said...

She is super, super cute!

Jackie said...

Oh I really like how that bunny turned out..and love the knickerbockers!!! Love how they poof out...can you send me how you did the pants? do lots of american girl pants and like how those look :)