This month I have been reading Kit’s books for the first time — they sure are different from and better than the movie. In truth, Kit has been a little neglected around here since I bought her at the Madison sale this summer. She came to us right on the heels of Julie and never got the attention she deserves.
I took her out this weekend for some fall photos. Here she is wearing one of Cecile’s blouses (I think!) and a one of a kind dress. Kit would approve of an outfit like this that isn’t frilly and pink.
When my husband saw me taking pictures of Kit he asked if they were for the on-going Isabelle story. Sorry! No sneak peeks for you mister.
I think Kit would savor a day to enjoy the beauty of fall without having to do all the chores required of her in her Depression-era stories. Can you imagine feeding and cleaning up after six or more boarders in addition to your own family, every day?!
“I’m just a drudge,” Kit grumbled to herself, feeling cross that even the chickens seemed to take her for granted. She picked up her broom and went back to work beating the rug hung over the clothesline. “Mop, sweep, scrub, polish, do the laundry, wash the dishes . . . my chores never end!”
She and Ruthie presented Kit with a knitted red hat and blue-and-red mittens. “These aren’t exactly new either,” Ruthie said. “The red yarn came from an old sweater of Stirling’s that we unraveled, and the blue yard came from a cap of Charlie’s . . . .
—For a fabulous trip through the best Kit book — “Happy Birthday Kit” — visit Dollightful Dolls for Heather’s photo story.
Knit poncho came from a craft fair courtesy of Brianna’s Grandma 🙂