a couple of months back i did a post on the columbia minerva knitting book “fables and fabulous yarns”. i know you wanted to see more, so here for your viewing pleasure, are some more “fables and fabulous yarns”! you might remember the book featured knitting patterns, as well as rhymes and stories to accompany each picture.
four friends of rural estateengaged in uneven debatewith cock to presideand calf to decidethe merits of chicken or steak
get a load of the fisherman chic, eh? the boy looks like he’s the son of michael nesmith from the monkees. the wool hat is hereditary, i hear.
an escaped circus bear grew homesickforhuman companionship. one dayhe met two schoolgirls in the park andto win their confidence and approval performedhis tricks for them/ they were so delightedthat they took him home and started a circusfrom which he longed to escape.moral: to change one’s life one must first change oneself
firstly, that bear’s tongue is obscene, and secondly, he really doesn’t look too miserable, does he?
a giraffe sunning himself among the flowermet two children dressed for ice skating.when they complained of the heat he askedwhy they were wearing warm knits.“our mother has just completed these garmentswhich so please us that we cannot wait until cold weather to wear them”“silly children” replied the giraffe, “today you wish for winter and in winter you will long for summer. put away your fine clothes and enjoy them in their time.”moral: preparing for the future should not be confused with living in the future.
the funniest thing about this picture is that this isn’t the first arranged marriage officiated by a giraffe. also, young man, how long does that beanie really need to be!?
a social climbing lion cultivated the companyof two stylish sisters only to learn that theirclothes were handmade for pittance and their graceful manners those of all loved children.humbled by this lesson he gave up pretentionin favor of good company and the three becamefast friends.moral: what one finds by chance is often superior to what one seeks.
hello tartan ensemble! please be mine? i’ve always wanted a tam o’shanter o’my own. meanwhile i think i’ve had scarves warmer than that icy blue knitted dress on the right. i think it needs another 4 foot of hem to keep out the wintry draught!!
a camel who lived in osageaspired to succeed on the stageshe took positionas traveling musicianaccepting fresh fruit as her wage.
looking at that girl’s mohair cardigan just makes me itchy. no wonder the other two have moved away from her. its like a penny-whistle gang war picnic just broke out..
easter and the equinoxcome hand in hand among the flowerswelcoming their woodland friendsand greeting with april showers
awwww… look! there’s woodland friends! and a boy in a nautical inspired jumper! the little girl looks like she’s off to a birthday party. i recall owning a lot of party outfits like that. there just aren’t enough opportunities to wear jumpers and patent leather shoes anymore. sigh.
birthday bear of yellow hairhow doest thou see the morrow?i cannot say for now’s todayand time is not to borrow.
i feel sorry for the girl on the left.. she looks like she’s borrowed her grandpa’s clothes (beside the skirt!). now, i wasn’t really into pink when i was little, but i’m pretty sure i more wasn’t into beige and brown. i bet her mum made her wear her school shoes with that outfit.
there are still some more outfits not shown from this book, so if you’re very well behaved i’ll post some more again, soon.