Monday, August 6, 2012

Pre-loved

A few days a go I found this little bunny on our kitchen counter.

 In pieces.

This little bunny had clearly had a rough life. Stuffing was escaping his joints, his arm was wounded and his little ear had been amputated.

My husband asked (gently) if we should throw him away.

The bunny is obviously not a favorite amongst the kids, and it's not their only handmade toy. What's special (to me) is *when* he was made. This little guy was hand knit by me before I had kids, or was pregnant, or even married.

Sometime in the early 2000's, I knit him up, then decided he was too cute to give away. He would have to wait for the children he was meant for-- mine.

 He's proof that Ishaan and Amaani were loved, cherished and wanted before they existed in this world. They were pre-loved.


So, I couldn't throw him away. I patched him up, and he's good as he ever was! Stuffing contained.

And both ears on.

Yarn crafts were my first love and taking these pictures made me want to get back into knitting! The pattern for the bunny is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.

3 comments:

  1. So sweet and meaningful. I love it, Palak :)

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  2. Thanks Rupa!!! We miss you!

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  3. I agree, this post was so sweet and meaningful--I'm glad you linked to it from today's post :)
    I "pre-loved" my kids also, in the form of a stuffed bear I snuggled with on an 8-month deployment, while I was missing my boyfriend at the time (who I was hoping would become my husband and father of my kids, and he did). At the time, I thought it would be wonderful if we got married and had kids, and I could share the bear, and the story of the hope I had for them in my future.

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