Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A man and his bunny



Behold the man and his bun-bun. Charcoal's new endearing habit is to snuggle up to Tom when he comes home from work; should Tom stop petting him, he licks Tom's hand until Tom starts petting again.

Inventory update: two skeins of gorgeous laceweight, one in celadon greens, one in pale purple/mauve.





The beauty of which far exceed my minimal photographic abilities. Also a gorgeous skein of sock yarn in deeper purples, and a lemon/lime combination... Just to whet your appetite a little.

12 comments:

~ Sara W. said...

Hi! I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago while Googling something knitting-related, and I can't seem to stop reading it! Your blog is insightful, informative and dare I say hilarious. My first question for you is totally non-knitting related... How... HOW did you get that bunny to be so sociable? My husband and I have two Lionheads (they're part Angora... but no, I haven't harvested their fur for yarn yet ;-), and they are willing to be petted, will submit to being snuggled, but do not appear to particularly enjoy it, and after growing up with us for two years, they are still rather timid and seem to still be afraid of us. I wish they would become as sociable as your bunny, and all these bunnies I keep hearing about that really become parts of the family. How'd you do it?

Anyway... thanks for writing such an interesting and entertaining blog!

Kelly said...

Dear Carol,

With all the talk about yarn when it comes to knitting, there doesn't seem to be enough information on needles. What materials they are made out of, which needles work best for what projects, which brands are superior to others, etc. I love to knit but I have a problem with buying needles thinking that they'll work for a certain project and they stitck to the yarn I'm using and making knitting uncomfortable. If you see it possible, can you write a post focusing on the mysteries behind knitting needles. I think that would be very insightful and informative. Thanks!

Mindy said...

Sara- I have a Jersey Woolly who is a complete snuggler, too. He is a house rabbit, and is the only one downstairs. I have a few other buns upstairs, but they have bonded to each other, not the people. Thats a good thing for them, but when they have bunnies to bond to, people come in 2nd. That being said- try spending time with them on their terms- down on the floor, letting them make the moves. (and honey-nut cheerios don't hurt, either)

Sorry non-bunny gushers. (loved the pic!!!! He's got Tom completely where he wants him...)

Yarn is yummy- you must have known I would take the "Virginia" bluebells...

Carol said...

Sara, Charcoal is actually a lionhead too. I'm not sure what the answer is to how we got him socialized. I think part of it is probably genetics, but the breeder we got him from kept the bunnies with lots of other animals running around the cages, including kittens. He didn't seem really timid even in the beginning, although we'd warned the kids about backing off, how scared bunnies are, etc. We keep him mostly in a doggie pen in the kitchen so he's constantly around people, which probably helps. We talk to him a lot and he gets picked up at least twice a day to be cuddled. He has an almost mystical attraction to my husband in particular, though...

Sara W. said...

Thanks, Carol! Perhaps we'll try picking them up for snuggles more frequently.

Theresa said...

I love your purples and greens. I don't have any purple yarn in my stash and now I am thinking I need to get some, even if only to look at every now and then (while I finish the dozens of projects either started or planned). The ones you have a really gorgeous and the pictures of them also very lovely.

Marilyn said...

Oh my God, what a great picture of Tom and the bun-bun! Real men love bunnies.

And those purples and violets are beautiful. You're making me think twice about doing some dyeing--if I can do it without messing up the kitchen.

Jennifer said...

"a man and his bunny" seems so dirty on so many levels...

....but so.damn.cute!

Anonymous said...

I love your dyeing Carol. I'm new to it myself, and this convinces me I need to use fewer colours.
/Monika

Anonymous said...

with easter almost here, this photo is so appropriate. charcoal is adorable (and so is tom).

was over in your etsy shop eyeing the peacock merino. dang, but I would need 2 more skeins to knit a sweater for myself....just hinting....

perhaps my patience will be rewarded.

will be interested in reading your knitting needle essay...I prefer bamboo/birchwood needles for all my artwork.

anne marie in philly

Carrie K said...

A man and his bunny sounds so adorable and looks cuter. Nice pic.

Nice yarn too.

Sherry W said...

I just started spinning your BFL on my handspindle. Your welcome to any pictures, but you may, um, want ones from people who can really spin. :)