Knit Fiction

The Knitted Lace Shawl
a short, short story

Stella sat quietly knitting in her garden early one autumn morning. The air was deliciously crisp and clear; she sat contentedly enjoying the sounds the world was making as all things great and small came to life on a brand new day. Taking a break now and then, she drew long sips of hot black coffee, savoring the rich bitter taste. With each sip her eyes closed halfway, her head tilted back, and she let out a personal little sigh thinking how perfect was her day … so far.

Her needles slid effortlessly against each other as stitch after stitch made a smooth transition from one needle to the next, growing ever gradually into a wispy lacy creation she could hardly wait to wear.

After thirty minutes or so of contemplative perfection she caught something sweep up toward her out of the corner of her eye. Glancing over she saw the translucent white flowing wings of an unusually large insect come to rest on the lip of a vintage watering can positioned aesthetically next to a large container of soft pink geraniums.

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Copyright © 2006, 2011 J.L. Fleckenstein ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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  5. What a cute story! I love how you worked in that idea of things being “in the eye of the beholder”! You’re a very creative lady.

  6. That is SO funny! THANKS!

  7. Very nice work, firefly. I will have to pass this link on.


  8. I read on another knitting site that you were looking for people to knit squares for a Habitat for Humanity blanket. I would be happy to help if you send me the information.

  9. I noticed that you mentioned Sugar’n SPice yarn in one of your blogs. I have been searching all over for this brand, but can only find Sugar’n Cream. Can you please help me by telling me where you purchased this yarn? I checked, which you mentioned in the blog, but they also only had …cream. Thanks in advance for your help, I am looking for a very special person.

  10. Delightful.

    Shirley Buxton

  11. All the old stuff I wore as a child is coming back. Kinda scary and makes you feel old, but it looks great most of the time.

  12. I love this story! I would love to hear more about fairy lace though 🙂 Keep writing!

  13. Very fun story! Thanks!

  14. Cute story! Couldn’t help but giggle at the end.

  15. LOVE the dialogue! and very personality of the bug/ fairy! Sweet Pea is a lucky child to have a grandma with such wonderful story telling skills!

  16. I really like the lavendar scarf and want to knit it, but have not been able to find the free pattern.

    Kindly email it to me or let me know from where I can download it.

    Thanks very much

  17. cool story! can’t wait for the next one! :O)

  18. Have you ever considered writing children’s fiction? This almost reminded me of Shirley Barber’s fairy books which I used to read when I was a kid, only, by contrast, yours actually have a sense of humour.

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