In shock they stare and cue fanfare

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Pattern: Stripey Secret Book by Lucinda Guy, from Kids Learn To Knit
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic), colorways Navy and Colonial Blue; Vanna’s Choice Baby (100% acrylic), colorway Sweet Pea)
Needles: U.S. 8 bamboo straights
Knitter: Cady Gray

Thirty stitches. One hundred twenty rows. Six-year-old hands on bamboo needles. A lot of smoothies and frappucinos.

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Three colors of yarn. four stripes. Joy when it came time to change them. Much discussion of harmony and contrast. Color you could feel. Color you could almost taste.

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A secret shared between knitters. Whispers whenever non-knitters were around. Felt pages stitched into a book to hold all the secrets of a childhood. Pins, notes, feathers. Whatever a girl might want to keep safe.

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Two buttons.  Two button loops.  Pride in a crafting accomplishment. A little girl polishes off her fourth finished object, and by far her largest. Now the secret can be told, and all the stripey goodness can be lavishly admired.

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2 Comments on “In shock they stare and cue fanfare”

  1. Grandma Libby Says:

    Oh, CG, I’m proud of you!!
    Love,
    Grandma Libby


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