Thursday, October 2, 2008

Carmen Miranda



For years my sole associations with Carmen Miranda have been fruit, frills and, for some reason, the dastardly United Fruit Company. Then along came Loani Prior's Wild Tea Cosies, and I knew that I had to make Carmen! During Lloyd's long cold 2am feeds when he was a new born, I mentally sorted through my stash, hoping to be able to create something gorgeous out of ill concieved purchases of novelty yarn. And surely enough, Loani's inspiration lead me to whip up Carmen. Who thought knitting and crocheting fruit could be so much fun!

5 comments:

Bells said...

Oh my. That's fantastic. Great job. I just discovered her blog a couple of days ago. What a talented woman!

Rose Red said...

Love it!! I actually almost bought this book last week but then I figured I probably didn't really need a tea cosy book. I think perhaps I was wrong!

Grand Purl Baa said...

hello Nellie. Thank you for your lovely note. Your Carmen is beautiful but your Mr Wriggly is MOST beautiful. Lucky lucky you. Wondering though why you aren't knitting for baby. Oh that's right its summer. :- ) Tea cosy time.

Madge said...

Ay carumba, that's one fantastic tea cozy. Now break out the mambo records and shimmy shimmy with your baby, baby.

kgirl said...

just kills me. josephine baker, eat your heart out!