Lucky rabbit's foot...
I wasn’t at all sure this would work. Stitches didn’t match up the way they were supposed to, and I was working on such a tiny scale. Like any cookbook or Pinterest page, the pressure of living up to the helpful-yet-slightly-intimidating photos runs deep. Williams’ bunnies look classic and charming, as if they walked off a Beatrix Potter page. I’m living in fear mine will look as if it walked off the page of a neurological disorders manual.
Fortunately, as my mother used to say, “If they’re staring at your shoes, you’ve already done something wrong.” As such, I place slightly less quality emphasis on bunny feet than a bunny face. Remembering that the dress is finished and downright adorable (what a tactical advantage that decision was!), I worked my way through the complicated process of constructing the shoes, straps, and legs that make up our rabbit’s lower appendages.
I don’t think it turned out too badly. The shoe straps are a bit clunky—had I to do it over again, I’d use a backwards-loop cast-on rather than a bulkier long-tail cast-on. And I was sure the shoes would never curve into the blobby little feet they needed to be, but they did. A chopstick proved truly useful to get the bits of batting where they needed to go. I think perhaps one foot is a tad larger than the other, but no one should really notice.
Truth be told, the proportions don’t look out of whack. And I am proud to say that all this assembling has enabled me to finally master the mattress stitch! Adding the head and arms will tell the true tale, but I think we’re on the right track. Or is that rabbit trail?