A Tale of Three Rabbits

Happy New Year!!

I hope you have all enjoyed the holiday season 🙂

One of the things I did over the break was to knit a little rabbit for my nephew.  There is a little story about it….

Once upon a time, and a long long time ago, the 10 year old me used to sit and read bedtime stories to my little sisters, as they went to sleep. My youngest sister was absolutely obsessed with rabbits, and I had found the cutest pattern for a knitted rabbit in a library book, which I decided to knit for her as a Christmas present. So as soon as her eyes were closed I picked up my wool and needles, and knitted away.  I used the most suitable yarn scavenged from my Mother’s stash, and in those days proper toy stuffing was too expensive for us, so it was stuffed with my Mum’s old tights, thoroughly chopped up.  When my little 2 year old sister opened her present from me on Christmas morning, she jumped up with joy and exclaimed ‘”Boo-Boo!”‘. BooBoo became her favourite toy, and hardly left her side for most of her childhood, in fact she still has it now.

So, last year, I decided to knit an identical Rabbit for her own 2 yr old little girl. We were all looking forward to finding out my niece’s reaction and what name she would give her rabbit….she jumped for joy and named it Boo-Boo without hesitation! Then, during the Summer, I discovered that my nephew really wanted his own knitted rabbit… So this Christmas, the third knitted rabbit was created, and guess what my nephew has named it….yes, of course he was delighted with his very own Boo-Boo!

Boo-Boo, Boo-Boo, and Boo-Boo!

Boo-Boo, Boo-Boo and Boo-Boo!
Boo-Boo, Boo-Boo and Boo-Boo!

So here is a photo of the three Boo-Boos together.

Original Boo-Boo on the right!