They are almost up and running… well-ll-ll, maybe running isn’t exactly their style.
Sitting around, contemplating their navels and indulging in much ‘moodling’ is really far more habitual for them.
The Knitty Gritty Kids are most of the ones featured on the front cover of my first book, Small Folk Rhymes – available on Amazon. A notable exception is Ted Bear, sitting in the middle of the throng, entertaining them with stories of the past (he’s two years younger than me, so you can just imagine, his past is vast). I’m thinking he deserves a book of his own – but that’s still an embryo in the ‘think tank’ so far.
There are two new/old characters in this collection of tales about each of the Knitty Gritty Kids – Gran and Grandpa. These two charismatic characters are new to the story scene, but I created them ‘old’, by weaving wisdom into every stitch as I knitted them. Like all of the best of us old things, there were countless complex bits and pieces to bring together to make them whole. They are the epitome of the wise old adage –
‘If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well’.
This is their most basic belief, and they grandparent on with their utmost ability, to the great joy of the Knitty Gritty Kids. Not only do they have a Mother and Father now, but also that essential commodity for total well-being – Grandparents!!
This second book in the series will be called Small Knitty Gritty Folk Tales. I’ve definitely decided on the name, and have the front cover ready. Stories about each of these kids of mine have been written, with a photo of each leading their individual stories… and now I’m editing… and editing. And I’m about to start working on all the front bits, like a Dedication and copyright stuff, and I think a Table of Contents. And at the other end of the book, comes About the Author (‘smee again) and the address to come and visit me here on ceedee moodling, or on my journal, ceedee country.
This time, I’ll be able to mention the first book in this series – Small Folk Tales – and proudly announce that a third is on its way. What a lovely, exciting time I’m having… again.