Seriously, how adorable is that. Handcrafted by Whatever commenter Stringmonkey. Well done, I say. Well done.
That is adorable. Very well done. It looks good holding the mallet.
Sock bunny is sad when he has to use the Mallet of Loving Correction.
Aaawwwwwwwwwww… Purple knit rabbit!
Adorable. Nice going, Stringmonkey!
Not only splendiferous, but as he wields the Mallet, a reminder that certain creatures can’t get their terminology straight. Remember, the gammas are those necessary brave ones who may not get all the rewards, but are there to Take One For the Herd when necessary: the young caribou that leads the wolves away from the rest of the herd, the young baboon that sits up in a tree as leopard bait, the goose that flaps and hisses in the face of the Rottweiler so that the rest of the flock has time to organize its defenses.
And here he stands, brave, well-knitted, and purple, with the Mallet he needs to hold the bridge from Troll Country.
Well done, indeed, Stringmonkey. That’s fabulous.
That is just utterly adorable!
He looks sad, he needs some trolls to bash! Just got my copy of Mallet today. Awesome!
I NEED ONE!!!
Praise the Mallet! Hail Gamma Rabbit! Scalzi ftagn!!!!!!!!
This is fabulous! Way to go Stringmonkey! I especially love the pic with the mallet…now, is this a one-of-a-kind, or are you making more?
The pic with the Mallet is awesome!
Need a kitten clinging to the mallet.
Adorable. Now you need a troll puppet for it to thump.
A kitten with a piece of bacon taped to it.
I’m glad y’all like it. Though I had great fun with him, knitting a whole warren would be tedious. Anybody who knits in the round can make one–it’s just a loose, round-topped mitten with two thumbs. The ears were also knit in the round, like glove fingers, and loosely stuffed to make them stand up.
My husband turned the mallet from a scrap of cherry a few years ago. It’s aged beautifully.
@erica: Does that mean Rabbit and Troll the new Punch And Judy for the Internet age?
Oh, wow! Most excellent.
Brilliant! The picture with the mallet is just adorable.
So when will Gamma Rabbit join the rest of the educational muppets on Sesame Street?
Beautifully done, Stringmonkey!
oneswellfoop: or perhaps in the Smithsonian. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/The-Muppets-Take-the-Smithsonian-224898722.html#around-the-mall-muppets-miss-piggy-hope-diamond-1.jpg
John, I thought you were really owning it when you wore the gamma rabbit t-shirt. Knitted purple sock monkey? That’s not just owning it, that’s owning the people who’ve been beating on you. Good on ya, mate!
Sad Gamma Rabbit is Sad.
Stringmonkey: nice work! Did you use a specific pattern, or just work it out as you went along?
That’s right up there with my friend Krystel’s Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman crocheted dolls. http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20130916/
He is adorable in his malleting purple manliness!
Hopefully it’s not the same type of Gamma as our good friend, Dr. Banner. Else, it wielding the Mallet could be “interesting”
That’s great :). Really cute.
Stringmonkey, I believe you win ALL THE INTERNETS today.
Adorable, well-crafted, and I love his “more in sorrow than in anger” mallet-wielding.
Wouldn’t even holding a weapon like a mallet disqualify him as a “gamma”?
Such a splendid and well knit Gamma Rabbit.
scorpius, Scalzi always has one handy, and it hasn’t disqualified him.
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