Thursday, March 2, 2017

Will You Crochet? - Poem - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!


Reposting this in honor of Dr. Seuss' Birthday today, from when I first wrote it in April 2013. 

Since then I've seen my poem shared all over Facebook and Pinterest, and even changed to "knit" by a couple knitters who recited it at a PJ Party at a Stitches a few years ago... although I thought that was pretty funny that they didn't realize you can't just replace a 2-syllable word (cro-chet) with a 1-syllable word (knit) throughout a poem - totally ruins the pentameter and rhythm. "Eat them" simply cannot be replaced by "knit", but "cro-chet" fits perfectly!


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Original Post:
As I spend every waking moment with yarn in hand, madly working on the samples for my next book, this little poem has been forming in my brain. I thought it was time to type it out and share. Every one of the places included are ones where I have in fact crocheted (most within the past week!).

Where is the strangest place you have ever crocheted?

19 comments:

  1. Love it!

    I crochet everywhere, even in my underwear! :) he, he
    sorry, I just had to add that!

    Blessings always

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  2. I love your poem Laurinda! It made me smile! I really did crochet on a dentist chair once. :)
    I hope you will finish everything soon and have some rest!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I crochet in the dentist chair so often, everyone in the office always asks to see what I'm working on. They even have a copy of my book in their reception room.

      The dentist keeps threatening to make a UTube video of me crocheting while she works on me.

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  3. May I copy this unto my crochet group timeline on Facebook?

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    1. Sure. You can share it from my ReCrochetions Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/ReCrochetions Just scroll down to the post from April 21. Thanks for asking!

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  4. Can we needlepoint this poem??

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    1. Of course! Maybe add a crocheted lace edging! :)

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  5. I love your poem too. I would like to put it on my facebook page too. Thank you

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  6. I think strangest place was in a tree stand while deer hunting!!!

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  7. I have crocheted on a bus and missed my stop...but I have a question: I am knitting a plain stockinet stitch afghan, and as I go along the bottom keeps curling. Will a crocheted edge keep that from happening when I am done?

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    1. A crocheted edging could be helpful. But I'm honestly not much of a knitter. Sorry couldn't be more help.

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  8. I also write poetry and thought your poem was adorable! Thank you for sharing both your crochet and creative writing!

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  9. I have crocheted in court, in mediation, and in a bar with a lighted crochet hook!

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  11. I love this poem. I found it on Pinterest and followed it to your blog :)
    May I repost it on my blog, linking to this post? May I translate it to Portuguese, although the structure will be ruined of course?

    God bless!

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