Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Favorite bunnies

   For a long time I thought I was born in the Chinese year of the dragon. Then I realized that the Chinese year is lunar and because of my January birthday I was actually born in the preceding year— under the sign of the hare.
I felt a little deflated but, truth be told, I'm not a particularly brave person. And I really like bunnies.
   I didn't even notice until now that 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit. To celebrate, here are some pictures of some of my favorite bunnies.  They include very small souvenirs from Japan.
 Of course rabbits are fun to knit. One of my favorite toy patterns is the Chubby Bunny by Susan B. Anderson, found in her book Itty-Bitty Nursery.  Here are my chubby bunnies.
Bunnies are probably friendlier with each other than dragons.