Ratsnakes Get Into the Yarn
Daily Draw October 4th, 2012
I found a really interesting knitting pattern for a snake that’s very easy to do and looks quite lifelike.
I’m thinking it must be a ratsnake. So this particular knitted snake could be called Spencer Fullerton Baird, or Spence for short. I could call out to him in my best Katherine Hepburn voice: “Spencah, it’s time for dinnah” gaily snapping a handwoven tea towel as I prepare to take…..oh where was I?
If I make him. Which I might if I can find some yarn in a suitable colourway.
I am a bit overwhelmed right now but fall and winter always make me want to knit and weave. The Mexican Baird’s Ratsnake stays grey but the Texan Baird’s head turns orange like the rest of its body as it gets older. This reminds me of the changing colours of Fall and different seasons, and last year at this time I hurt my knees walking and have never been the same.
Yeah, Spence might make an appearance at my house just to give me a different focus.