Thursday, December 16, 2010

Knitting: an one act operetta

It took place in the Agricultural Society hall on Mayne Island, a few years ago.
In the front row were knitters. I knew they were knitters because of what they were wearing--knitted garments--and by what they were doing--knitting.
I stood on a small wooden box, facing them, as I read...
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Time was we were safe. Sure there was an underground movement...but they were unorganized and weak. The movement attracted only the socially undesirable. We could sleep at night knowing that our loved ones were safe.
Click...click...click Those days are gone.
Click...click...click Listen do you hear it? They are becoming stronger.
Click..click...click They are becoming organized
Click...click...click Young--old, male--female, no one is safe.
Click..click..click How can we stop this madness
Click..click..click We must boycott certain stores
Click..click..click We must protest certain meetings
Click..click..click We must burn certain publications
Click..click..click We must ban certain websites
Click..click..click We must scorn those associated with the movement. It is the only way.
Click..click..click Guard your loved ones
Click...click...click Keep them safe
Click..click..click We must be aware
Click..click..click We must be alert
Don't let the knitters win!
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The knitters stood up en mass and charged toward me. I retreated as they sang.
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The weather outside is delightful
But, my dear, you're rather frightful
As long as we love it so
Let us knit, let us knit, let us knit
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The operetta was short, but oh so sweet. It's one of my favourite knitting group memories.
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Please visit me http://decadentpublishing.blogspot.com as I discuss Finding A Critique Group
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On http://30daysofdecadence.blogspot.com Deanna Wadsworth writes about another type of sweater curse--the curse of The Ugly Christmas Sweater
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Rachel Firasek's interviews Lynn Rush at http://www.rachelfirasek.com
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Next Post: The double knit techique and a free oven mitt pattern
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Six Sentences Sunday: I will be participating. Hope you will drop by to read.

2 comments:

lynnrush said...

Thanks for the shout out about the interview and thanks for stopping by there to say HI!

Leanne Dyck said...

No, problem. Thank you for stopping by here.