Welcome to The Gingerbread Bunny! I'm Sarah, a textile artist specialising in crochet and felt based in Wigan in the North-West of England.

On my blog, you can find my day-to-day craft adventures and tutorials.

You can find details of my work for sale and workshops on my website - www.thegingerbreadbunny.co.uk

Monday, 12 May 2014

5KCBWDAY1 A Day in The Life

The 5th Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week begins today!  I can't believe I nearly missed it but luckily, I spotted a few posts on Twitter this morning.  It is a week of blogging from knitters and crocheters and a chance for bloggers to explore different ways of blogging.  I've read all the post themes and can promise that this years themes are as fantastic as ever!  If you want to join in the take a peek at the wonderful Eskimimi Makes blog or, if you just want to read the posts, search for the post tags below!

5KCBWDAY1 - A Day In The Life
Describe a day in the life of a project that you have made, or are in the process of making.

I am Sarah's current WIP (work in progress), the Big Shrug by Debbie Bliss (isn't she just the most awesome designer?).  I'm being knitted, yes you heard me correctly, in yarn the colour of boiled sweets; there's pink, blue, green, yellow, orange and purple in me and I am just the prettiest and funkiest shrug you have ever seen.  The fabulous guys at Sirdar made me - thanks boys ;-)  

Here I am when I was just a tiny knitling.  You can see what I'm going to be when I grow up!  

My knitting needles where a bit shocked when Sarah picked them up to cast me on.  They'd been sitting on top of the shelf for so long that they had nearly forgotten how to knit but luckily, there was just enough memory left in them to get started and now they know just what they're doing.

Aren't I pretty?  I'm just the most delicious colours.
Since being cast on a few weeks ago, I have been lovingly worked on nearly every day and now measure nearly 30cm (haven't I grown so quickly!)  
Hopefully, she will keep up the regular knitting with me and I won't just get cast to one side like some of her other projects (I've heard the PHD pile whispering - there's a very unhappy Lego blanket plotting terrible things in there).

Haven't I grown so much since I was cast on?
Whilst I have the chance, I'd just like to make a plea to Sarah - please, please, please can I have a pretty project bag to live in?  At the moment I'm just shoved in a basket and I'm concerned that my pretty stitches are going to get damaged.  Things are  always getting spilt around here and I do not want to go the same way as the white cotton notebook cover that got Iron Bru spilt on it - RIP little white cover.  Also, I've seen the way the black bunny hops around chewing paper and dragging things around.  I don't want that to happen to me, I'm so pretty.

Look at how she keeps me?  I deserve a project bag - maybe I'll start a petition?

I've loved talking to you all and, once I'm finished and off the needles, I'll pop back on to chat to you all again - I might even give you a twirl so you can admire my pretty colours and stitches!   

Speak soon!

Lots of love

The Boiled Sweet Shrug xxx


  1. Hi. The colors seem a bit messy for me but it looks great. I wait for the finished shape of you.

    1. Thanks Cerina - I don't normally like my colours too messy but I love this yarn - I'm a big fan of longer colour changes!

  2. Such wonderful colors ! I'm sure you'll have a bag on your own someday don't worry !

    1. Thank you - I hope so. I'm tired of being thrown in a basket. Maybe I should tangle myself up or slip a few of my stitches of my needle then she might take notice and get me bag.