Okay, I get that it’s Good Friday because that’s the day Jesus died for everyone’s sins and Christians tend to consider this to be a good thing. But I can’t help thinking that any day when a Saviour gets brutally executed has got to be a bit of a downer.
Certainly, people have tried to cheer themselves up by re-imagining the Stations of the Cross, however such attempts remain controversial.
So, why not ensure that you have a good Good Friday by dressing up your highball glasses with bunny jackets, and getting your church social ladies snockered on the good stuff. Personally, I recommend the classic gin and tonic, as using either Passover or Mass wine might be considered in poor taste.
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Child’s “Bunny” Glass Jacket S-610
Glass jackets contain no actual bunnies.COATS & CLARK’S O.N.T. “SPEED-CROSHEEN” MERCERIZED COTTON, Art. C.44: 1 ball of No. 51 Spice. A few yards of No. 46-A Mid Rose and No. 131 Fudge Brown, Scraps of No. 1 White and No. 12 Black.
Scraps of wool for stuffing tail.
GAUGE: 5 sc make 1 inch; 5 rnds make 1 inch.
Now Victoria, you ask, how can you in good conscience recommend serving alcohol when these glass jackets are clearly labelled: Child’s “Bunny”?BOTTOM … Starting at center with Spice, work as for No. S-608 until piece measures same as bottom of glass.
Instructions from Pink Glass Jacket S-608: Starting at center, ch 2. 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around. 3rd rnd: * 2 sc in next sc (1 sc increased), sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Sc in each sc, increasing 6 sc evenly on each rnd until piece measures same as bottom of glass. Sl st in next sc.
First, my conscience is currently on vacation in the Barbados with British bad boys Simon Cowell and Hugh Grant.SIDE PIECE … 1st rnd: Picking up back loop only, sc in each sc around. Repeat last rnd until Side Piece measures 2 inches in depth. Join with sl st. Break off.
Second, any child young enough to enjoy this Mercerized Cottontail Monstrosity won’t be able to hold onto the jacketed glass. Just imagine little fingers trying to wrap around the bunny’s head, and then giving up and bouncing the glass along the floor by its crocheted tail.HEAD … Work as for Bottom until 4 rnds have been completed. Join and break off. Make another piece the same way and with wrong side facing, sew pieces together.
Besides do you really want your child drinking with a bunny?
EAR (Make 2) … Starting at center with Mid Rose, ch 6. 1st rnd: Make 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch; working along opposite side of starting chain, make sc in each ch across, sc in same place as first 2 sc were made, insert hook in first sc, draw a loop of Spice through last loop on hook, drop Mid Rose. 2nd rnd: With Spice make sc in same place as sl st, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc. 3rd rnd: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, in next sc make sc, half dc and sc (top of Ear); sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Join and break off. Make another piece the same way. Sew pieces together. Sew Ears in place.
Plus, your church social ladies deserve a bunny jacketed break from serving sandwiches and baking pies. After all, they’re performing vital roles in both reflecting and responding to society’s needs.
NECK… Make one piece as for Head. Fold piece in half. Sew around rounded end. Sew straight edge to glass jacket. Sew Head in place. Embroider eyes with Mid Rose and Black, nose with Brown and whiskers with White. Tack right ear in place on neck as illustrated.
And making sure everyone gets their proper slice of the pie, of course.
TAIL…Starting at center with Spice, ch 2. 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd from hook. 2nd and 3rd rnds: 2 sc in each sc around. 4th rnd: Sc in each sc around. 5th rnd: * Dec 1 sc – to dec 1 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc – sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. 6th rnd: * Work off 2 sc as 1 sc. Repeat from * around. Stuff tail firmly. Sew up opening. Sew in place.
So Church Ladies, kick back, relax and enjoy your Good Friday!
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