I hope you will enjoy the adventures of Chick and Dee as they travel around Knittyville. One of their first stops was at the Clown College in Sarasota, FL. In this case the FL stands for Family Living room. They enjoyed the clowns even though the clowns didn't seem too happy to be entertaining them. Maybe it was because Chick is so cheep and Dee is so flighty.
They left FL and met up with their Eastern European cousins Nadia, Nastia and Mary Lou. They are all gymnasts. Here they were demonstrating their floor routine.
Like most men, Chick admires finely feathered females, but he also has the need for speed. He was thrilled to meet Ramon, Lightning McQueen and the Sheriff, stars of the movie CARS before they went off on a birthday junket to the home of a well deserving four year old.
They got to New Orleans a little late for Mardi Gras, but decided to try on a mask anyway. The fact that the mask was made of feathers was both frightening and comforting to them. Seeing their faces in the eye holes is just plain spooky to me.
A few of the Snow Wonder family invited them over for golf and a barbecue. They were going to serve chicken, but fortunately remembered who their guests were and quickly substituted hot dogs for lunch.
Sadly, just after leaving the barbecue, Chick and Dee spied a chicken who was destined to become someone's lunch or dinner. Chick bowed his head as the angel KFC arrived. Dee lifted her head to sing Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything there is a Season). Why that song? Because it was originally performed by The Byrds.
Still in a subdued mood, they decided to visit a library for a quiet, reflective moment. They selected Birds of a Feather to read.Most of the library was a warm, cozy place, but the look on this bluebird's face concerned them. Notice that Dee was not afraid to look the bluebird in the eye while Chick averts his glance. Men are such chickens! Or finches. Or chickadees.
Taking a stroll outside the library, Chick was pleased to find a Petosky stone. Petosky stones are Michigan's official state stone. It is a variety of Calcite formed by the fossilization of ancient coral called Hexagonaria. Chick could tell you more about this, but he tends to twitter on and thankfully Dee noticed something to distract him.
The distraction was a parade. Who doesn't love a parade?! Another of the Snow Wonder relatives was there between a handsome Marine and flag waving Eleanor Bearsevelt.
Moving along the parade route, they found a delightful spot to enjoy a cup of tea and enjoy pretty blue flowers.
Across from the tea shop, Dee spotted a craft store. She must be related to me! As a matter of fact, the proprietor of the shop looks a bit like me, especially the messy craft desk. Did you know Knitty is just my nickname? My full first name is KnitWit.
Once Chick learned that men, especially fishermen, used to knit, he agreed to get a skein of yarn and knitting needles for both of them.
Dee was quite happy and thought their day was ending. She was looking forward to watching a little TV and knitting, but Chick spotted a car. Uh-oh....you know men and cars. He was drooling over this classic Corvette while Dee turned her back on him. How could he think about buying a sports car when he is constantly telling her they can't marry until he can afford a nest?
But Chick surprised Dee! He rented the Corvette and whisked her off to the Love Bird wedding chapel where they exchanged vows in the garden. Look at that three tiered wedding cake!
As they left the chapel and headed for their nest, they asked me to please respect their privacy and put the camera away. I couldn't say no to the lovebirds. I tried hard not to eavesdrop, but I will tell you that I had to turn the volume up on what I was watching the night of their honeymoon. I won't tell you what I think they were doing, but they sure as heck weren't knitting!
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Susan was a good egg to think of doing this. A good egg, but perhaps slightly cracked.