Thursday, June 17, 2010
The Velveteen Rabbit
And that, of course, is from the Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. Read it and weep - as they say - sorry. I LOVE that book, still makes me cry when the Boy sees the wild rabbit and thinks "Why, he looks just like my old Bunny that was lost when I had scarlet fever". Lost. Breaks my heart every time.
Oh, and this little guy is a bunny cuddly of Patons Velveteen for the adored Mrs K's soon to arrive baby. Mrs K is my 6 year old's teacher, and was my 9 year old's year 2 teacher as well. I knitted her a Noro scarf, that's how much we adore her! Hope she likes this funny little bunny, for some reason he makes me think of Sooty and Sweep (my mum, who lived in the north of England until she was 9, always pronounced it "sue-ty" although she had no accent otherwise).
A You-Tube search to show you what I'm talking about brought up this really odd clip. Soo has a surprise for the boys - is it a skateboard, or a racing car or a computer game? No it's new jumpers. Which somehow leads to a long investigation of how to shrink your woollens, with lots of beating it seems, and if all else fails - the tumble drier! Matthew's having trouble with tension. Maybe he needs to do some beating. Ahem.
"Sweep - you could agitate a saint!" Poor Soo, so uptight for a hand puppet panda. I feel a feminist rant coming on, the only girl on the show and she gets to be an uptight mother figure - but I totally relate to her (as a mother), so I'll have to have that rant at myself.
This is 9 minutes long, so only for if you're really keen, plus there's part 2!
The Sooty Show, Knitting