Friday, March 7, 2008

A Poem about Knitting!

The kids are writing Alphapoems today. Here is mine about knitting:

As my fingers work diligently to create a masterpiece, I am reminded of how it all began...
Back in the summer of 2007, I decided I needed to do something besides watch tv all the time.
Choosing carefully the craft I wanted to pursue, I browsed the shelves of the Hobby Lobby.
Deciding finally on a book and some yarn, I sat down to work.
Examining the intricate patterns, I felt I was never going to get it.
Following instructions, I figured out how to cast on a few stitches.
Goodness only knows if I was doing it right!
Help came right away when another avid knitter stopped by.
I'm inspired by all the projects I see other people make, especially all the lace.
Just need to learn how to read all these charts.
Knit one, purl two, slip last stitch over.
Learning how to knit, once difficult, now comes easily.
Making pretty patterns now instead of just flat scarves.
Needles clicking softly as they slide through the stitches.
Once I'm done with this one, I'll start something new.
Projects are slowly taking over the house-living room, bedroom, even the kitchen!
Quiet time is best when trying to knit beccause I'm trying to count.
Really, I should make a career out of this, don't you think?
Stitch 'n' Bitch has become a favored pasttime.
Talking about life, knitting, and drinking good coffee-what could be better?
Under all this yarn, I know I have a husband somewhere!
Voraciously I browsed patterns online, and chose one I liked.
Wedding Ring Shawls are my new favorite thing.
X-citedly I add the picture to my blog.
Yarn is expensive, so I've found out.
Zoom! I head back to Village Wools to add to my growing stash.

My mantra for today:

I will not knit at work...I will not knit at work...I will not knit at work...

even though I want to.


Paula said...

Your poem about knitting reminds me of my paper about knitting. It was called Teaching is Knitting and was written for my Masters courses. It really was a work of inspiration. I will have to share it with you sometime.

Nancy said...

Yay! I found your blog!