The smaller ones I knitted using 4 ply wool and 2.25mm needles as the pattern suggested. Mama Bunny used DK wool and 3mm needles. I did manage to snap one of my beloved Symfonie 2.25mm dpns - I am so grateful that they supply 6 of them for such accidents! You can see the broken dpn in the foreground of this shot (and you probably heard my wail when it snapped!):
I also discovered the 1000 Cranes Appeal on Miya Company's website. For each picture of an origami crane they receive, they'll donate $5 to Save the Children for Japan's relief and recovery, up to a total of 1000 cranes. If you don't know how to fold the crane, they have a pdf file you can download to help you. My son and I spent a while folding cranes outside today, although typically, a breeze started up when I wanted to photograph them, so they're all a bit less posed than I wanted them to be!
And a less pterodactyl-y shot of a couple of them...
If I don't blog again before, have a wonderful Easter everyone :)