Monday, June 4, 2012

Curiosities - The Knitting Court


Here's a work in progress page from our upcoming book which now has a subtitle - Curiosities - An Illustrated History of Ancestral Oddity. We all have oddballs in our families, but it's probably nothing like those in our story.

Text by the amazing Jonathan Ying, now road tripping around America. Here it is a bit larger and easier to read - 
THE KNITTING COURT

Aunt Lacey was a knitting queen.
The best knitter of things you’d ever have seen.

Every day and night she’d knit.
Until she had a perfect fit.

In this little room at the end of the hall.
She knit a sweater for the fall.

In this little knit room with it’s little knit door
Her balls of yarn would litter the floor

She knit the bed and chair with ease.
She’d knit whatever you darn well please.

She broke her foot and knit a cast
She knit a ship’s sail on a mast.

She knit a cat, she knit a dog
She knit a bird, she knit a frog

Aunt Lacey was a knitting queen.
The best knitter of things you’d ever have seen.

She could knit most everything.
But she never found her knitting king.

4 comments:

estevaolucas said...

Very very very good!

Carrie Liao said...

this looks lovely! Can't wait to see more :)

Griselda Sastrawinata said...

Super cool illustration and Jonathan is so good. He is a word wizard.

Kathryn said...

wonderful! the books looks and sounds like it's going to be awesome.