This year I found this:Huggie Bunnies! The pattern is very easy to knit and works up in perhaps less than one-half hour. Here are some shots of the ones I made.
|First basket of bunny egg covers|
SO...I picked up my knitting needles and began knitting again. Since they were going to miss Easter by at least two weeks, I decided to do something a little different. The previous bunnies which were given out on, or before, Easter, had not had eyes because I thought no one would want someone watching them eat a whole Cadbury egg at one go, even if it was just a little knitted bunny.
Since I found a package of wiggly eyes when looking for other things, I purchased a bag. And installed them.
Installing wiggly eyes with a hot glue gun can be quite an adventure, let me tell you! May I say I have never been an expert at a hot glue gun. In fact, I have probably only used one three times before the wiggly eyes. To my great chagrin, I discovered it is VERY easy to raise blisters on the ends of one's fingers...which brought me to a new technique for installing the eyes on the bunnies. Tweezers can be quite helpful, even though a bit awkward with the pick-up.
This is the end result:
|Huggie Bunnies with wiggly eyes, but no Cadbury eggs in the tummy...|
It was suggested I make some for next year and put them in an Etsy show. We shall see.