April 01, 2011

And now for something completely different - Knitting and Crochet Blog Week Day 5

"This is an experimental blogging day to try and push your creativity in blogging to the same level that you perhaps push your creativity in the items you create. There are no rules of a topic to blog about but this post should look at a different way to present content on your blog."

"Why I knit"

Why do I knit? To make clothes that fit!
There's nothing better than a hand knit sweater.
That's what knitting's about
although it doesn't always work out.

Along the way
you might hear yourself say:
"The sweater's too wide"
or "There's a hole at the side!"

Remember that sometimes the road to success
can seem like disaster, a big woolly mess
That's what knitting's about
even when you rip out.

Don't give up! When your project's complete
your new cabled socks will warm more than your feet.

Your fair isle hat will make you so proud
and when you cast off you will shout out loud
"I made this beautiful thing!"
and when you wear it you'll feel like a king.

Now that it's finished, knitter beware
and handle your new, hand knit object with care.
If you wash your wool too hot, it will felt.
If you iron acrylic, it surely will melt.
But if you love it and show it you care
this could be something your grandkids will wear!

To see all the posts from today's topic, you can Google the code 2KCBWDAY5. There are so many talented people taking part in this event, I can't wait to read everyone's posts!

Το σημερινό θέμα είναι να εξερευνήσουμε κάτι διαφορετικό. Έγραψα ένα ποίημα στα αγγλικά για το πλέξιμο, το οποίο έχει ομοιοκαταληξία και δυστυχώς δεν μεταφράζεται! Η ανάρτησή μου αύριο θα είναι και στις δύο γλώσσες, όπως συνήθως. Η δεύτερη ετήσια εβδομάδα blogging για το πλέξιμο συνεχίζεται μέχρι και την Κυριακή. Σας εύχομαι όλους καλό μήνα και καλό σαββατοκύριακο!


  1. Heheheeeee, awesome!

    p.s. I do iron my acrylic precisely so it would melt - the only way to make those stitches look a bit nicer ;)

  2. fridica: I've heard of that, it sounds even scarier than trying to felt something a little to make it fit better! You're very brave! :D

  3. Χα! χααα! Το ποιηματακι σου ειναι τελειοοο ( ; !! Πω! πω! εχασα πολλες αναρτησεις σου αλλα τις διαβασα τωρα! Καλα ε! Εχεις παρα πολλα μαλλια! Καλη φαση! Εγω εχω τρια καλαθακια προς το παρον! Αλλα λογικο, αφου χαλαω λεφτα και για τα κοσμηματα, αλλιως κι εγω θα ειχα ξεφυγει! Αχ! Θελω κι εγω να μαθω πλεξουδες και δαντελα τοοοσο πολυ αλλα δεν βλεπω να γινεται συντομα! Μακαρι να εμενες Αθηνα για να μπορουσα να σε συναντησω και να μου μαθαινες εσυ! Εισαι καταπληκτικη πλεκτρια! Ολα αυτα που πλεκεις ειναι πανεμορφα! Σε φιλω Αλεξανδρα μου! ΚΑΛΟ ΜΗΝΑΑΑΑ! Πρωταπριλια ε; Προσοχη! :D

  4. Oohh, that's a brilliant poem! I wish I could hear you read it too. :)

  5. So talented, love your poem.

  6. There is so much talent, you are so clever!

  7. That poem was amazing XD so creative

  8. I love it! You should illustrate it and make it a kids' book. All of us kids would buy one. :-)

  9. A great poem to inspire and encourage any knitter!

  10. So sweet! I want to print this out and hang it near my stash. It's perfect knitspiration. :D