The Easter Bunny Commeth
I may have mentioned a time or two that my mother and I have different tastes in colors and fashion. I am someone who prefers to stay within naturally occurring colors, and even within that I tend to be drawn to more fall and winter colors. My mother is the exact opposite, she prefers bright, flashy and very much in your face. Do you know about the latest trend towards neon colors? She loves it, absolutely loves it, whereas I find myself wanting to cry out that my eyes are melting whenever I happen upon a tennis ball bright object. Fashion is the same way.
As I shared back when I worked on the scarf of doom, being a knitter you can often find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place, also known as knitting stuff you really don’t like out of yarn you really don’t like, for people you really do like. Yeah, my mom’s gifts tend to consistently fall in this category. Now I hear you asking, “Introverted Knitter, why do you knit gifts for your mom, if they drive you nuts/make you want to throw yourself on to a pile of dpns/seem to make you blind from an overload of colors?” Well my dear reader, it is because like most knitters I have this undeniable urge to
smother wrap those I love in woolly goodness, (well except my bestie, I don’t want her to actually die, so she often gets bamboo or silk.) I am a knitter, and I want to use my skills to share with others a gift of my time and an expression of my love, (well that and it is easier to justify the yarn stash this way.)
So here we are, on our way to the holidays and I am once again faced with the task of figuring out a gift for my mom. Now I have given her a variety of knitted things in the past, but this year was the first time she mentioned a desire for some woolly goodness. She works at an elementary school and part of her job entails going out during recess. It would seem, my lovely readers, that my mother is in need of a hat (and possibly some mittens.) Well as a knitter I pounced on the idea of providing a solution to a chilly problem. I combed the stash for some of the brightest and most outrageous colors I had, and success was achieved.
Behold, the product of a Cyber-Monday induced yarn purchase.
This Easter Bunny brightly colored ordeal is destined to be a hat. I am 99% sure my mother will love it, (in no small part because the colors make me want to shiver.) So here I go plunging into the depths of
hell a hat for the holidays.
Have you ever found yourself knitting something so totally out of the norm for you, as a gift for someone else?