Thing 168

I abandoned yesterday’s panda and started a new one today, this time using the same cream-coloured wool as the owl. I was confident I had enough wool left. I was wrong. Now Partial Panda #2 has been abandoned until I figure out how to finish a panda with the supplies I have.

This afternoon I was taking care of my friend’s four-year-old daughter. Justine saw Partial Panda #2 on the coffee table and immediately asked if I could make her one. I love this child and there are many things I would do for her. Making a panda is not one of them. I told her to choose another animal. She said horse. I cringed. No, not a horse either.

My favourite crochet blog has a couple of new tiny projects: a teddy bear and a bunny. I suggested one of those. She suggested horse again. I countered with teddy bear or bunny. She said bunny. I said yes, and thankfully Sophie, her mother, arrived before I caved and agreed to another horse.

So there I was, in the middle of Promises Fulfilled Week, with another promise to fulfil. Since it wasn’t a horse or a panda I got right on it.

I used a 2.5mm hook and the apricot wool from the yarn samples.


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Check out the fluffy cotton tail!


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I love these little patterns. They’re all one piece — even the tail — so there’s none of the dreaded assembly. Plus they’re quick to make; I can usually finish one in about an hour.


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Today I learned that I should promise more bunnies. It’s a promise I can keep.


Cost of this Thing: 0
Cost of all Things to date: €199.62


  2 comments for “Thing 168

  1. cora rook
    May 27, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    bunny is a sweetie!

  2. Tobi Paton
    May 28, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Would the panda fans be happy with a Red Panda?

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