Knitting Cow Pajamas… Wait! It’s a Bull?!?

Last April, I bought myself some fun objects at the thrift store to do my in-home yarn-bombing experiment. I finished the pig PJs in June, but haven’t thought much about it since then. The ceramic cow creamer I bought would probably still be sitting neglected in my studio if I hadn’t happened to sketch it for drawing class last week. As I was drawing it, it dawned on me that something was terribly wrong.


I dutifully posted this drawing on the class Facebook site, mentioning I had drawn “a cow creamer that thinks it’s a Siberian husky or a pig.”

One of the other students asked the critical question: “Does it have an udder?”

I turned my creamer over, and sure enough, boy parts, not girl parts.

No udder! My creamer is a bull pretending to be a cow!
No udder! My creamer is a bull pretending to be a cow!

My crazy knitting project is now crazier. I’m knitting pajamas for a bull creamer. Like bulls give milk. Or wear pajamas. This is so nuts.

Either because I was overwhelmed by the shocking news, or because I am just lazy, I’ve started with the easiest part of the project: the legs.


I’m in the middle of covering the neck and still trying to figure out how I am going to break up the body into pieces to knit. If anyone has any suggestions, I’d be happy to hear them.

Have you come across something as crazy (or crazier) than a bull creamer wearing pajamas? Tell us all about it!


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Kit Dunsmore

Kit Dunsmore has believed in the magic underlying the muggle world since she was a child searching for the Shetland pony pooka she was sure was hiding in her back yard. She learned early on that books were magic doors into other worlds, and that she could revisit a beloved character or place by opening the right book. As she grew, she decided she wanted to make magic with words, too. Today Kit writes about things she loves: poodles and dragons, witches and artists, quirky underdogs and loyal friends. Whether her setting is 6th-century England, the imaginary Twelve Kingdoms, or an art-obsessed version of modern America, magic always finds its way into her story. She enjoys turning fairy tales inside out and watching characters sacrifice everything to reach their goal, but she also believes in happy endings. When she isn't writing, Kit experiences magic by making things with her hands. Over the years, she's made quilts, fabric sculptures, collages, sweaters, and blank books. Her newest interest is learning how to spin her own yarn, a skill guaranteed to strengthen one of her many delusions: that she is a self-sufficient pioneer woman. She also thinks she is a hobbit, a witch, an artist, and a good cook. Living in the foothills of Colorado, Kit enjoys the giant skies and prairie landscapes which suit her need for wide open spaces. In addition to hiking through glorious scenery with her husband or imagining herself living in the Middle Ages, Kit works as a pillow for her miniature poodle and polishes the next small piece of her handmade life.

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