Janis Hoplin

These rabbits of ours are always keep to come out of their hutches for a hop. As soon as I get home from work they begin clamouring for attention and won’t give in until I let them out. This is rather tricky because they can only come out one at a time. Bramble is FAR too fond of Parsnip’s back end for them to play together. When one is out, the other one is jealous and makes a fuss. The only way to cope with this is to give them each a short 5 minute hop and then let them out again for a longer time. I have to sit and supervise while they hop about the yard because it’s not completely rabbit-proof and I’m not convinced that they can’t get under the gate. They also do stupid rabbit things like try to sit in the drain or eat the steps up to the house.

Anyway sitting and supervising as your rabbits rub their faces around everything (“That’s MY brick!” “Er, no I think you’ll find it’s MY brick. And while we’re about it, that’s my plant pot too!” *rub rub rub*) isn’t much fun after the first ten minutes. I have things to do too, rabbits! So enter crochet. Much more interesting and sort of multi tasking too. I did try blogging outside today but my laptop wasn’t keen on being away from the power cable.

Do you like my blanket? It’s for Phoebe’s first birthday on Friday. I am not optimistic that it will be completed in time. However as Katherine rightly points out, it’s summer and she doesn’t NEED a blanket yet but will when it’s completed. So Phoebe will be receiving a different birthday present from me and well, this may become her Christmas blanket. That’s a nice deadline ;-)

Devinder, you asked what yarn I’m using: It’s Stylecraft Special Dk in Cloud Blue, Magenta, Meadow and Plum.

You may have been wondering why this post is called Janis Hoplin. This is what we call Bramble. It’s a not very imaginative twist on Janis Joplin. (Parsnip’s nickname makes even less sense as we call her Nicholas Twitchell.) Let me show you Janis Hoplin in action:

She’s fun to watch as she just LOVES being out. She leaps about like a lamb and skitters up and down the yard. It’s funny as well because she is a bit more portly than Parsnip and really has to squeeeeeze to get under the hutch. Parsnip is more svelte and slithers under there with ease. There aren’t any photos of Parsnip today because my camera battery ran out after this.

So there you go. Janis Hoplin having a hop :)

xxxxx

P.S: every time I look at these photos I can’t get the Spice Girls “Who Do You Think Do Are” out of my head. Swing it Shake it Move it Make it! heh.

17 thoughts on “Janis Hoplin

  1. Hi Heather , Thanks for this fun post…just what I needed after a bit of a day…I laughed out loud at Nicholas Twitchell :0)
    Janis looks super cute and I love your ripple…those colours are divine together .
    Jacquie x

  2. Lizzie says:

    I’m rippling at the moment too, mine consists of meadow, spring green, cream, clematis and raspberry. I’m being a bit ambitious in going for one to cover our double bed. Wish me luck! x.

  3. All in favour of bunny posts.

    I’m not rippling. Know why? BECAUSE I JUST FINISHED MY RIPPLE BLANKET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (Sort of. I still need to sew the ends in, but whatevs.)

  4. Beautiful rabbits and beautiful blanket. Love your colour choices ( as always) You really do inspire me off to see if I have those colours in my stash of DK. I want to make a little baby blanket for someone ( not sure if it will be and boy or girl yet)Any ideas Heather on colours please?

  5. Beautiful rabbits and a beautiful blanket. Love your colour choices (as always) You really do inspire me…. off to see if I have those colours in my stash of stylecraft DK. I want to make a little baby blanket for someone (not sure if it will be and boy or girl yet.
    Any ideas Heather on colours please?

  6. I’m loving the Janis Hoplin moniker! What a cutie, I didn’t realise rabbits did that thing with their cheeks like cats – mine are the same “This is my coffee table” 2 minutes later: “mine!”, 2 minutes later “no, mine!” ad infinitum x

  7. Awwww, very cute bunny is Miss Janice Hoplin, I love bunnies, we had a couple, when my eldest was around 11 yrs old, who had babies, so, so sweet. That’s back when I had chickens too. I love Stylecraft and the colors you have in your ripple are some of my favs, baby Phoebe is a very lucky girl. I want to do a ripple next, but I have to order a few more colors as I am running out, shame about that!!
    x Sandi

  8. Eeeeeee, we are SO excited about the ripple! Well, I am. Beebs is more interested in the bunny! I’m sure she’ll love it, though, whenever it’s done :)

    Oh, and Nicholas Twitchell made me lol too! XD

  9. Great photos Heather, I’ve started my Ripple blanket, it’s a bit iffy in places but for a first attempt I’m rather pleased with it, I’m still trying to work out what stitches to use to crochet a straight border around it though lol
    C
    xx

  10. Love the colours of your ripple! Gorgeous!

    Your bunnies are cute too. My lil sis has bunnies, and I know how much mischief they can get up too. Clever multi-tasking ;)

  11. Devinder says:

    oh my god i got a mnetion on your blog – how cool thanks. You and Lucy always use really beautiful colours. Because we dont have any nice wool shops in brum it is hard when shopping onthe net to match up colours – you seem to do it very well. you should know me by now always asking what wool are you using!! i am in Harrogate in August for a few days would be nice to meet up with you and Lucy – i will et you know nearer the time.

    Thanks for the mention. D:)

  12. thanks for the comment Heather. Glad you agree about the tiger stripes….I just knew it wasn’t what I wanted. That is the problem with doing stuff other people have asked for….I wouldn’t really have chosen these colours. Loving the ripples, BTW xx

  13. thanks for the comment Heather. Glad you agree about the tiger stripes….I just knew it wasn\’t what I wanted. That is the problem with doing stuff other people have asked for….I wouldn\’t really have chosen these colours. Loving the ripples, BTW xx

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