Little Knitted Rabbits – and some mud!

by Helen on February 10, 2013

A week or two ago Townie Husband told me he thought that everyone who read my blog and looked at my photos must think that Devon is all blue skies and sunshine.  This certainly isn’t the case.  But I don’t think mud and grey skies make very cheerful photos so I don’t normally take my camera outside on grey days (even though I would have plenty of opportunities).   I thought that maybe I should show some gritty (or muddy) reality though – so when I went outside this morning to photograph my little knitted rabbits I turned around and took a picture of our garden ….. 


Yes, my two naughty newfies have turned the bottom end of our lawn into a mudslide!  This morning Daisy dashed outside, skidded and landed on her nose in the mud!  She thought this was great fun and promptly hurled herself into it again!  But I know who has caused most of the problem….


 With his big flubbery paws chasing his baby sister round and round the garden!  She’s just out of shot in this photo and I think they were both about to pounce on that sadly bedraggled toy you can see in the foreground.  Sadly for them, I am a bit of a spoilsport and have closed the gate at the bottom of the steps to give the ground time to dry out a little.  And now for the little knitted bunnies – a family of four … 

Little Knitted Bunnies

Hand knitted by me from Debi Birkin’s lovely pattern.  But I have given this batch little cotton frocks – all apart from Blossom who was late home from her ballet class and had her photo taken wearing her pretty tutu!  They’re all now seeking adoption by kind new owners, and you can find them listed in my Etsy shop.  Just CLICK HERE to visit.


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Valerie February 10, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Awww love those bunnies! And love the pups! Tell me, please, after you have your daily walks with the pups, do you have to bathe them every day? Just wondering, because my Beagle-Hound loves snow, mud, etc, etc and am sure if he was allowed to, he would play in mud and sand every day as well! But having to bathe him every day, especially having fur like your dogs, would be a pain!

Thank you….. Have a wonderful day!


Helen February 10, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Hi Valerie, no they don’t get bathed every day, Newfies have heavy, oily swimming coats and bathing them would strip out the oils. A rub down with an old towel (I have a HUGE collection) is enough, then a good brushing when dry. X


Julie February 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm

My garden looks like that too and I don’t have any pets!
Did they both come in muddy after little play……?
Love the Bunnies are they getting ready for Easter……………..?
Julie xxxxxxxxxxx


Chrissie February 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

What I really want to know, Helen, is how on earth you manage the mud those two furballs track into the house? The knitted rabbits are darling, but I am waiting for the next ezine to come out so I can make the beautiful cat!


Helen February 10, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Hi Chrissie, luckily we have slate floors so it’s not too bad!


Kim Leavens February 10, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Oh how adorably cute your bunnies are…I may have to knit one up for my daughters’ basket…And my floors are generally….doggie dirty…no matter how many times I wipe them up….but wouldn’t be without our kids with fur !!! Thanks for sharing.


Julie February 13, 2013 at 11:34 am


Love your bunnies! I have a bunny pattern from Debi but it doesn’t have the cute cardi you have knitted. Would you consider putting pattern details together with your cotton dress pattern in your magazine?

I wish I had found your site and magazine so much earlier, love everything :)



bethbutcher February 26, 2013 at 8:46 am

Love the Bunnies :) I love the little dresses and cardigans.


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