And Now: Gamma Rabbit, the Hand Puppet

Seriously, how adorable is that. Handcrafted by Whatever commenter Stringmonkey. Well done, I say. Well done.

32 Comments on “And Now: Gamma Rabbit, the Hand Puppet”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. John Samuel – Australia – An anime fan from the dim, dark, days of synopses and fifth generation VHS copies. I write a range of reviews at "Pirates of the Burley Griffin", check the blog for more.
    John Samuel

    @erica: Does that mean Rabbit and Troll the new Punch And Judy for the Internet age?

  4. Brilliant! The picture with the mallet is just adorable.

  5. It’s adorable.

    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!

  6. longeyesamurai – I have transferred here from Vox (where I was known as Caprandom and La Canneberge Masquée) when it went all Atlantis on us. My unofficial title at work is Corporate Troubleshooter at BigMediaCo cable tv outfit, trying to stay one step ahead of my mouth ... Aside from being probably the world expert on divination through Magic: the Gathering cards, here's a (partial) list of my varied interests: 2 Frères, Alan Moore, Alicia Keys, anime, archaeology, Ariana Grande, art, Bachman Turner Overdrive, baseball, beaches, Bebe Rexha, Bernie Krause, Beyoncé, biking, Billy Idol, Billy Joel, biology, Bob Marley, books, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Bryan Adams, Buffy, cars, cats, Celine Dion, cheese, Chicago, Coeur de Pirate, Coldplay, computer, computers, concerts, cthulhu, Dan Gibson, David Bowie, David Usher, Dire Straits, Disturbed, Don Henley, Douglas Quin, dpchallenge, dragons, Drake, Duran Duran, Eagles, economics, Eddie Money, Ed Sheeran, Electric Light Orchestra, Ellie Goulding, Elton John, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Eric Lapointe, fantasy, Fiona Apple, Fleetwood Mac, Flo Rida, Foo Fighters, food, football, Foreigner, Frank Sinatra, Halsey, Heart, history, hockey, Huey Lewis and the News, ice cream, illustration, Ima, Imagine Dragons, intelligence, Japan, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Jerome Couture, Johnny Depp, Joseph Edgar, Journey, jrock, Judas Priest, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, King Melrose, Kiss, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, landscapes, learning, Led Zeppelin, Les Soeurs Boulay, Life, Linkin Park, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Madonna, Magic!, Mariah Carey, Marie-Mai, Maroon 5, Mary J Blige, Matchbox Twenty, Meghan Trainor, Mika, Mother Goose Club, movies, music, Natasha St-Pier, nature, Neil Gaiman, Nirvana, No Doubt, Norah Jones, Oasis, One Direction, Pat Benatar, Patricia Kaas, people, Phil Collins, photography, Pierre Lapointe, Pink, Pink Floyd, poetry, pop, Prince, Queen, Radiohead, reading, remodelling, Richard Anthony, Rod Stewart, roleplaying, Roxette, Rush, Sam Smith, Sara Bareilles, Sarah McLachlan, Selena Gomez, Serge Gainsbourg, Shaggy, Shakira, Shawn Mendes, Sheryl Crow, Shinedown, Sia, Simple Plan, sleep, sleeping, Slipknot, soccer, Steely Dan, Steve Winwood, Sting, Stray Cats, Styx, sushi, theater, The Chainsmokers, The Cure, The Rolling Stones, The Weeknd, Tori Amos, travel, travelling, Tricot Machine, TV, U2, Usher, video, Vulgaires Machins, words, writing, Yann Perreau, Zayn
    longeyesamurai

    Hopefully it’s not the same type of Gamma as our good friend, Dr. Banner. Else, it wielding the Mallet could be “interesting”

  7. Stringmonkey, I believe you win ALL THE INTERNETS today.

    Adorable, well-crafted, and I love his “more in sorrow than in anger” mallet-wielding.

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