Sunday, April 09, 2006


The book Peaky Beaky (by Bertrand de Vogue, illustrated by Kelly Oechsli) fascinated me when I was a child. It was published in 1967, and was one of those Tip-Top Elf books. I took my copy out of the closet this morning and was looking through it. I remember vividly that this was my very favorite illustration:

And I also came across this picture, of Peaky Beaky's wife, which made me think "Hmmm...knitting...this could explain a lot..."

The Knitter

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