Sunday, September 30, 2012
The Teenie Tiny Woman and knitting the Clara Dress
I was playing around with my kids this afternoon, reading through the quite book that my mom made for me when I was little.
In the back sleeve of it, there was a copy of The Teenie Tiny Woman illustrated by Margot Zemach.
I can remember being scared out of my wits as a kid reading this book. The sound of the ghost asking for his bone back....my mom whispering it at first...then louder...
My kids were glued to the book as I read it, so they must have been spooked too. It's such an awesome and kind of hilarious book at the end. If you grew up in the 70's you might even remember your mom reading this to you....."TAKE THE BONE!". Nuf said.
Speaking of teenie tiny people -
My sister's little girl is already a year old, but still quite teenie herself. This fact leads to my uncontrollable urge to knit for her.
Tiny people of course make it MUCH easier to create something for them to wear. I can actually probably knit this little girl an entire dress in the time it would take for me to knit one sock for my husband.
My only goal is to make this little object before she grows out of it. The down side of working with children is that they are always on the move, and just because you didn't finish their garment, doesn't mean they aren't growing like weeds all the while.
I cast on the Clara Dress, so we're off to the races. It's me vs. the sprouting princess. Game on.
A version of it knit by Posie Gets Cozy is here. Not sure if mine will be this pretty, but I hope so.