Here is the knitting poem I promised, to follow the cleaning poem I was challenged to write.
Many years ago when I was still at school,
Household crafts were taught to all the girls as a rule.
That was when I learnt to crochet, sew and knit.
These skills have proved quite useful in life I must admit.
Soon my knitting prowess kept me utterly engrossed,
And I created lots of clothing, though I’m not one to boast.
I knitted and I knitted, until my arms did ache,
And here are some things that I managed to make.
I knitted matching jumpers for my brothers, Dad and me.
I knitted a swimsuit to wear when in the sea.
I knitted some slippers and a funny pixie hat
Which I didn’t like to wear as it made my hair go flat.
I knitted some mittens for all the family.
I knitted a cosy for the pot when we had tea.
I knitted a jacket which shrunk in the wash,
And even a dress which looked ever so posh.
I made a jacket for my rabbit and rug to keep it warm.
I knitted cushions for the sofa so its look could be transformed,
But the things I liked the most and really did enjoy
Were the funny gonks I made and all the very cute soft toys.
Christine Ramsay 4.11.10
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