Tracks and Tails
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This triangle shawl is inspired by the rabbit tracks I found in the snow every winter at my home in Colorado. Every time I see those tracks in the snow, I think of winter-white bun- nies with long floppy ears and fluffy tails hopping across fields in the wilds of Alaska. Both the Snowshoe Hare and the Alaskan Hare turn from gray or brown to pure white in the winter months. As I looked through my stitch libraries and knitting books while dreaming of snow and the soft fur of bunnies, I was attracted to this border stitch called rabbit tracks, and the Estonian nupps knitted in white yarn, which look like small bunny tails scattered on an icy background. This shawl is my tribute to the rabbits who are all but invisible in winter, except for their tracks.