Monday 30 May 2022

Beara Tales


Clickety Click


I’ve been making rabbits’ ears all during Covid.

I just didn’t know it until I met the Crafty women of Beara

with their talk of gauges and fibres and fleeces and spinning,

alpaca herds and plastic sewing machines that can knit socks in twenty minutes,

the very ones that take me two weeks to complete.

And the rabbit ear, if you want to know, is the loop you’re left with

when you finish off a sock toe with the Kitchener stitch.

So say the newly dubbed Lauragh Loopers

as they spin yarns and tales with their clickety click

in the shade of the Caha Mountains and into the twilight.

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