Do your needles hang low?

I know, I know, how do I even dare to show my face after such a long time? It's been busy, let's just say that. A quick update on the scrumptious yarns pictured in the last post. I knit them up into a stole, called it Seven Seas and submitted it to the Best Shawl Made from Commercial Fiber category at the 2013 Finger Lakes Fiber Festival. I didn't win first prize, but I placed. Details here, if you haven't seen it.

My real reason for writing today is to congratulate my friend Tina Turner, who opens her new business, The Knitting Circle today. In her honour, I have penned the following lines, after, er, let's say, the well known children's folk song, Do Your Ears Hang Low?  Extra verses and versions are encouraged!

Do Your Needles Hang Low?

Do your needles hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you quickly knit a sock?
Can you quickly knit a throw?
Can you knit a little quicker, like a continental stitcher?
Do your needles hang low?

Do your needles stand high?
Do they reach up to the sky?
Are they faster when they're wet?
Are they slower when they're dry?
Do you keep them in a jar, or on the back seat of your car?
Do your needles stand high?

Do your needles lay flat?
As you knit around a hat?
Do you like to knit alone?
Do you like to sit and chat?
If you'd like a little sparkle, you should join the Knitting Circle.
Do your needles lay flat?

Do your needles stick out?
Do you waggle them about?
Do you flap them up and down?
As you fly about the town?
Do you call them into service, when you feel a little nervous?
Do your needles stick out?

Do your needles flip flop?
Do you find the time to stop?
Do you start socks at the bottom?
Do you start them at the top?
Are you knitting up a storm, then you're surely in good form.
Do your needles flip flop?


Comments

Mary Lou said…
Funny - thanks. Now I'll be singing that in my head all day. And what was the deal with "Do you throw them over your shoulder like a Continental Soldier" anyway? Sounds like a fun idea for a business. BEst of luck to her.
Anonymous said…
ha ha Helen, that is funny. Good for you writing your blog again

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