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This year it has felt like winter has lingered longer than usual, but there is at last a feeling of seasonal change here. Spring is definitely in the air, which has warmed appreciably from two weeks ago, when there were... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hello again, I hope you're well. Sorry I've not been around - I've spent most of January in virtual hibernation and am feeling better for the little holiday from my usual daily routines and self-imposed working conditions ;) I'm grateful... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hi Annie Don't worry :) All of this has been taken into account and designed into the patterns. The the animals are knitted in worsted weight yarn and the clothing in 4ply weight yarn. This makes for a nice tight fabrioc on the animals and means that the stuffing does not show through. Whilst the clothing is more delicate with more drape and so allows for more scope in the surface designs. Hope this helps to explain J x
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2021 on Autumn colours at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hi Jenny and firstly I am so very sorry to read of your loss you have my sympathies. I've found your order and I can see the problem - you were not logged in to your Ravelry account at the time of the purchase so it did not get linked to your Ravelry account history or library. You can fix this by using Ravelry's purchase finder tool here: https://blog.ravelry.com/thursday-tip-introducing-unlinked-purchase-finder/ If you enter your email address into that it will link up all unlinked purchases sao you'll find the patterns from Sachiyo too. If that doesn't work let me know as I can also manually send you a copy via your Ravelry account. Hope this helps, with warmest best wishes Julie
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This year has brought such heartbreak and hardship to so many, so here's my simple wish for you; despite all that will not be as planned, may you find some small and peaceful pleasures in this holiday season. xxxx Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Back in 2008 I knitted started playing around with some ideas for a knitted badger. I knew what sort of shaping I wanted in the head and that it would be a slightly fiddly knit because of all of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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With the arrival of colder weather I've been cosying up with my knitting. Last Sunday morning, as Toby enjoyed his long lie-in, I picked up a pair of mittens that I started last winter and resumed where I left off.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Though we're not yet at the Winter Solstice the days now feel very short here. When I wake at just after 7am the sun has not yet risen and by 4pm it's almost dark. And though daylight might be in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Spending time in the woods has really influenced my knitting this month. I've been drawn to all of the russets, rusts and reds that are the colours of autumn leaves. And the urge to knit small cosy cabled sweaters has... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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It's that time of year again, when the autumn woods are calling me, and this year more than ever I've been craving the peace they hold beneath their branches. Throughout October I've wandered their pathways many times, ambling along at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Next week it's the half term break here so Toby will be the centre of my attention, but this week I've been free to have fun playing with some of my knitted friends and making scenes to share. When I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hi Gail and thanks so much. If you take a look in the new shoes pattern there are 4 pages at the back which have 3 options for the legs and feet - one with bare feet (a slightly smaller and more delicate foot than included in the boy animal patterns) or two socked foot options, eith with a simple garter stitch cuff or a folded over cuff. So you can pick any of those options and knit those instead of the regular legs with knitted on shoes that are in the girl animal patterns. Hope this helps, J x
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Regular sized to fit any of the 9 inch tall animals (rabbits, bears, mice, foxes, monkeys, pigs, cats, elephants, sheep, deer and lions) Small sized, to fit the 7 inch rabbits pattern When my daughter was little she was quite... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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There are occassions when you want to create a really neat join between two seamed pieces, especially when this join is at the top of the piece and so very visible. Within my patterns this occurs at the top edges... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Everything seems to be taking much longer than usual at the moment and since Toby went back to school it has felt like I've been really busy but not actually getting anything done. I have however managed to finish off... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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É bom que as coisas estejam começando a se acalmar de novo, espero que sejam para você também Cristina :) It is good that things are starting to calm again, I hope that they are for you too Cristina :)
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2020 on hello again at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Thanks so much CJ, when I was writing 'fourteen years' my brain did a double take, it seems to have flashed past so quickly! It will take a little while for Toby to settle but so far so good. I hope you and your family are doing well, I'm looking forward to having some time to catch up with your news over on your blog xxx
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2020 on hello again at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hello and thanks for dropping in to visit here despite my long absence. I hope you've had a good few months and that life for you is finding a balance in these strange times. The summer break here has been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hello, I hope you're having a good week. We're deep in the school summer break here and Amy is back home with us at the moment so I've not been getting much computer time. It's lovely having Amy back here... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Before I started the Little Cotton Rabbits Facebook group it hadn't occurred to me how much people like to give their knitted animals accessories. Seeing lots of projects there with little shoulder bags and backpacks started me thinking that it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Just popping in briefly to wish you all the very best for a happy Summer (or Winter if you're in the Southern hemisphere). The school summer break has just started here and although Toby had only been back at school... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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On Tuesday, which looked like the best day of this week weather-wise, I took myself off for a picnic and my first solitary walk since March. Throughout the lockdown Toby and I have walked almost every day in his favourite... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hello Lynette and thank you so much for your kind words. When I wrote up the small rabbit pattern I did state that it is 8 inches from toe to top of ears but then I realised that would be a problem for all of the other small animal patterns that I am writing up - you see the rabbit ears are the longest so I decided it would make more sense to measure all animals from toes to the top of their head (and disregard ear height). So the larger animals are 9 inches to the tops of their head and the small rabbits are 7 inches to the top of their head. The new clothing patterns fit the 'Small Rabbit' pattern (and will fit the other 'Small' sized animal patterns to come in future). Hope this helps to clarify, J x
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Hello there, it's been a while and I hope you're well. It feels like I've been working on these patterns for a very long time indeed and they have to be the most stressful set of patterns that I've ever... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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One of the challenges of writing a knitting pattern is that yarn manufacturers are constantly changing their collections - developing new yarns, discontinuing others and creating new colourways in existing yarns. It is impossible to keep up with these changes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2020 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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