2.02.2011

Year of the Cat

Today is the eve of the Vietnamese/Chinese Lunar New Year. It is the most important holiday in Vietnam and involves family, food, festivals, and many spiritual symbolism. I wanted to make the little ones in my family some gifts to honor the Year of the Cat, besides giving the traditional "lucky" money. But my nieces saw these bunny nuggets on ravelry and were instantly in love, so we are going by the Chinese zodiac which says this is the Year of the Rabbit. It is such a fast and fun pattern. I finished this one in less than 2 hours. I am also hard at work on my Daybreak. Just a few more rows of the edging left. Here is a shot of it with the afternoon sunlight shining from behind. Hope everyone is having a great week. Check out these crafty ladies at WIP Wednesday with TAMI'S AMIS. I better get back to knitting more bunny nuggets, after I hide all the chocolates.

11 comments:

  1. I love the bunny. Such a cute pattern. I like the yarns you've used for the daybreak. I shall have to go and look up what they are!

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  2. How cute it that bunny!! Happy New Year : )

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  3. We are Lunar New Year craft-mates! I'm working on a bunny today, too, I'm hoping he'll show up for FO Friday. :) I love your bunny nugget, and I'm also interested to know that it's Year of the Cat in the Vietnamese zodiac.

    And I <3 the stripes on that Daybreak so much.

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  4. How adorable is that??? Love the bunny!

    I wasn't aware that the Vietnamese and Chinese calendars had different zodiacs... but of course that makes sense!

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  5. The bunny is adorable, I bet he will be a longtime favorite of your nieces. Your Daybreak looks fantastic, too. I wonder if I have that in my queue? Happy New Year!

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  6. Love those bunnies. We are all very excited about the year of the rabbit here as we love bunnies.

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  7. OMG, I LOVE the bunny! Was it super easy (aka, I could do it)? LOL I'd love to make a few for Easter.

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  8. Thank you all! The only difference in the zodiacs is the cat/rabbit. All the others are the same.
    Tami: you can totally make this, probably better than me, with all your ami experience!
    CraftyCripple: I am using Zauberball yarn throughout.

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  9. Happy New Year! Adorable little bunny nuggets :) The Daybreak is looking gorgeous as well!

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  10. How cute is that bunny! Those will make great gifts for the little ones. Hope you had a nice celebration.

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  11. I noticed all the rabbit patterns popping up on Ravelry lately! Yours are adorable. Happy new year! I can't wait to see you daybreak.

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