Knitting is actually being accomplished here at Missouri Star, just little time to take photos and post about it. Izzy goes to bed at 7:00 and most of my knitting is accomplished after that. Sweet little baby smiles are enough to lure all but the cold hearted away from the knitting needles. There has been some secret Christmas knitting – let’s just say I won’t be up on Christmas Eve weaving in ends. Most everything is finished. And I’ve been working on Peacock Feathers:


I’m on Chart 5. It’s really hard at this point to get a good photo. I’m a tad nervous about whether it will be as big as the pattern. Not that it really matters – it is a shawl, after all. And, at the outset I repeated my mantra (“Gauge? We don’t need no stinkin’ gauge!”) and just cast on and started.

I have to echo everyone’s enthusiasm for Fiddlesticks patterns – they are very clear and easy to follow and my aging eyes love the large charts! The only downside now is that the rows are getting so
L – O – N – G! The “just one more row” excuse doesn’t hold unless you’re willing to wait at least 15-20 minutes.

It’s time to start thinking of the next project. I have three (yes, count ’em, three) Dale of Norway sweaters in mid knit, so I really ought to get cracking on at least one of those. One is for Izzy, so I suppose I should get to that before she outgrows it. My enthusiasm for knitting for her has waned a little – how many sweaters can she use in Florida? Will have to think this one through.

And check out this T-shirt on Anne’s website. Isn’t it a hoot? She didn’t have a source for it, so I googled “Hot grannies knit”, but with a great deal of trepidation – who knew what I would find? It wasn’t as bad as I expected, most WERE knitting sites, but no T-shirt. She’s promised to let me know if she ever finds the source.

And this one’s for you Dad:


“Roly poly, pell mell, tumble bumble.” Do you still know it by heart? Thanks for a lifelong love of reading. Here’s to the next generation!

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  1. Oh Dorothy, that was my daughter’s favourite book. She used to say “Over the bridgerator, through the meadow….” Recently she and I were in a used book store and she wanted to buy the book to read to her kids in the pediatric cardiology ward. She was reading the book in the store and said “Mom, how could you let me have such a mean book!” The puppies were put to bed for behaving badly and she was upset about that! I didn’t remember that part – just her sweet voice “reading” at 2.
    Thanks for the wonderful memory,

  2. I remember that book from when I was a child. Haven’t seen a copy in years, but now that I know they exist I’m going to find one!

    What a wonderful picture. Glad you have this time with Izzy before the move to Florida. Enjoy, like I know you are.

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