Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Poor Tamless Bunny
This little bunny was staring in the Dining-room window the other day, no doubt wishing he were out of the freezing cold and in somewhere cosy.
I've been working on a tam with the hand-dyed yarn Elly gave me for Christmas.
The pattern is called Spin Me Right Round (Hey - I have that song on my IPod!), and it's available free on Ravelry, but you have to be a member to see it - though I'll let you know it's a simple yarn over knit two together repeat. Elly was making the same pattern for herself while she was in town, and I decided I wasn't too old for a slouchy cool tam.
Close up it looks like a million birds taking flight. I'm hoping that Elly (who is now home in Dublin - and yes, the airline DID find her luggage)) finds that an uplifting and inspiring notion. I'll say no more (for now).
I think I should knit tiny little tams for all the neighbourhood bunnies with the leftovers from this yarn, a la Benjamin Bunny. Perhaps, Elly, you could do the same for all those little tamless Irish bunnies.
For all of you who missed the 1980's, let's have a listen to Dead or Alive (Hey, my tam would, like, totally co-ordinate with his outfit!).
And yes children, that really is what men looked like in the '80's