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Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon

Thanks to illustrator, Clement Hurd, this little children’s book has a knitting reference in the illustrations. Goodnight Moon is a classic baby/children’s bedtime story and one I read many times to Devan in his early years.


This book doesn’t mention any knitting directly, but the “quiet old lady who was whispering hush” does have knitting in her lap. Devan and I enjoyed saying goodnight to the knitting along with all the other objects in the child’s room.  Unfortunately it does perpetuate the myth that only grannies knit, but we chose to overlook that point!

goodnight mittens

I’m clearing out books and toys that Devan has outgrown and selling them at the Family Toy and Clothes Sale this Sunday (Nov. 9, 10-1 pm) at Kitsilano Community Centre. If you’re in the market and in the neighbourhood, I have lots of great books (none with knitting references though – I’m keeping them), clothes and toys.

One thought on “Goodnight Moon”

  1. Holli:
    I just ran into my notes from the self patterning Sock yarn class at the Creative Expo and clicked on your blog. I LOVE the little bunny knitting in the rocking chair and the story Goodnight Moon. I look forward to more of your blog entries.

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