April 21, 2014 at 2:26 pm (Poems) (, , )

Following this brief pattern, be needled not:
drop garments stitched on holders far too long,
and cast off messy edges, we’ve wasted yarn enough.

Slip over surplus stitches: where less is just enough
adjustable loops may later be a tightened knot
that chains unfinished making over long.

When left abbreviated, needles may long
to inch towards the finish, but seldom enough
to bind off, put away and purl-wise not.

This is a pretty thing we knit – not long enough.



  1. unfetteredbs said,

    Smiling… True and wise. As always , love your style. Hope all is well.

    • Julia Dean-Richards said,

      Thank you Audra, yes, all is incredibly busy but mostly in a good way. Frustratingly little time to write, or read my readerish writers, but will catch up eventually. And things with you? Doth the coffee pot still simmer?? x

      • unfetteredbs said,

        I feel the same way Julia. Not sure how things got so busy. Certainly not writing. Coffee is always percolating 🙂
        I’m looking forward to hopefully slowing down a tad and I hope you can too

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