#KnitFail: Needle Edition

Knitting and travel are two

Of my favourite things

With both I have learned,

To take what they bring


They can be great but

Despite how you’ve planned

They both can be fickle,

Your planning be damned


At all times in my purse

Is a project or two:

A dishcloth and sock

But that’s nothing new


Whenever I travel

Knitting passes the time

It helps me relax,

And focus the mind.


So thinking those thoughts,

I began to knit

Meetings were done;

It was the end of the trip


There was a bump or two

As we sailed through the skies

And my stomach felt queasy

So I just closed my eyes


And let my knitting fall

From its perch on my lap

I was sure it’d be fine

While I took a quick nap


My fallacy was discovered

Earlier today

When I wanted to knit

But what could I say?


Heat and acrylic

Don’t seem to mix

And while additional warmth

May be a fix


I’m not sure I’m ready

To play with open flame

And really would they be

Exactly the same?


And so it would seem

Another lesson for the book:

When you’re trying to knit,

You need a needle, not a hook.

  One thought on “#KnitFail: Needle Edition

  1. January 29, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Great poem, and sorry about your needles ! What happened exactly ? Did someone step on them ?


    • January 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      When they fell off my lap they ended up next to the heater. The acrylic got soft and bent.

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      • January 29, 2016 at 5:04 pm

        Oh no, no luck ! You’re right, best not to try the process in reverse. Maybe you could do a needle sculpture with it, or a weird pair of sticks. Hope these were not too expensive.

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