Today I have a quick little knit for you.
Uh…for those of you with a sense of humor, anyway…
This is the Squashed Rat Knitted Bookmark, and I think it’s one of the funniest things ever.
I made this in Dale of Norway Baby Ull, a very nice soft yarn. I modified the pattern to knit the head in the round, instead of knitting two pieces flat and seaming. I hate seaming, and it was such a simple change to make.
I envision it holding someone’s place in a book like The Rats of NIMH. (Anyone remember that one?)
It is currently winging its way toward Tennessee. You see, my sister has a similar sense of humor, and probably even more love of toys and wee critters than I do. And today is her birthday.
So, to make amends for all the times that I snuck into her room to listen to her LPs while she was away…
I made this for her.
(Happily, there’s plenty of yarn left, so I can also make one for me. Also…I think I might have to go to the library. I have a feeling that The Rats of NIMH might be a good read for grownups, too.)
*No actual rats were harmed in the making of this wee knitted item.