I took part in a ‘children’s TV’ themed swap a while ago, and when my beautiful box arrived it was all themed around Bagpuss. Included was some beautiful dyed roving in delicate shades of pink and hints of purple, with white flashes of silk. It was an absolute dream to spin.
I don’t have many pink memories.
I was born in the 70s.
My childhood was orange and brown.
Orange and brown, hand-me-down clothes and classic kids’ TV.
Fingerbobs, Flumps, Let’s Pretend and Bagpuss.
The Saggy Old Cloth Cat, with his mouse comrades, his musical toad, Mother Madeleine the story-teller and the gloriously pedantic woodpecker.
They still have the power to transport me back.
To remember that all is well, and all will be well.
Title: Saggy Old Cloth Skein
Weight: 100g / 13 WPI / DK
Length: 212m / 232 yd approx.
Care: Hand wash only. Dry flat.
Date: April 2015
Skein code: 0018
Source: Habetrot Fibres