Saturday, April 07, 2007
THE BUNNIES HOP
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Where was I? Oh yes, talking about an accessory for the adventuresome woman. To prove my point regarding the agelessness of this item, I dug around a bit in the archives and found yet another painting of a scarf-lace worn by lady of the Renaissance. Truly, I am amazed to find two in roughly the same time period (circa la Soul?). My best historical deductions can only assume that this is in fact the same scarf-lace worn by two different women and that the item had such importance that they chose to share it between them rather than be painted without. Humbling, isn't it? This particuliar wearer chose to knot hers in two places in what I see to be a daring, near-rakish, gesture. The painting is called 'Profane love -Vanity' by Titian. I prefer to believe the artist was merely remarking on her scarf-tying 'knottyness' and NOT referencing vanity per se. To be profane is to be knotty.
Moving right along: at last, the time of year that celebrates rebirth with those frisky little cotton tails hopping around. As knitters, we should also rejoice with the replenishing of nest eggs of a different kind. Yes, time to plump up those stashes. My bunny, for example, has been warned not to come hopping around with chocolate in his basket—no way. I cannot knit with chocolate and, besides, I'd like the result to skim over my hips rather than stick to them. No, my bunny is to bring me yarn or lay nice big, egg-shaped hanks of fiber in my garden. Not being difficult to please, I'd be just as happy to be smothered with kisses and be done with it. But, for those of you who follow the Hare Apparent, have a happy easter and here's a yarn bunny to help you along:
Posted by Jane on
04/07 at 08:00 AM