KNITTERS CHRISTMAS EVE
'Twas the night before Christmas and all around me
was unfinished knitting not under the tree.
The stockings weren't hung by the chimney with care
Cause the heels and the toes had not a stitch there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
But I had not finished the caps for their heads.
Dad was asleep;he was no help at all,
And the sweater for him was 6 inches too small,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter
I put down my needles to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew in like a flash,
tripped over my yarn and fell down with a crash.
The tangle of yarn that lay deep as the snow
reminded me of how much I still had to go.
Out on my lawn I heard such a noise,
I thought it would wake both Dad and the boys.
Although I was tired, my brain a bit thick,
I knew at a moment it must be St Nick.
But what I heard then left me perplex-ed,
for not a name I heard was what I expected,
Move Ashford, Move Lopi, Move Addi and Clover!
Move, Reynolds! Move Starmore! Move Froelich--move over
Paton,don't circle 'round;stand in the line.
Come now, you sheep will work out just fine!
I know this is hard; it's just your first year.
"I'd hate to go back to eight tiny reindeer."
I peered over the sill; What I saw was amazing,
Eight wooly sheep on my lawn all a-grazing.
and then, in a twinkle, I heard at the door
Santa's feet coming across the porch floor.
I rose from my knees and got back on my feet,
And as I turned 'round St Nick I did meet.
He was dressed all in wool from his head to his toe,
And his clothes were hand knit from above to below.
A bright Fairisle sweater he wore on his back, and his toys were all stuffed in an Aran knit sack.
His cap was a wonder of bobbles and lace.
a beautiful frame for his rosy red face.
the scarf 'round his neck could have stretched for a mile,
And the socks peeking over his boots were Argyle.
The back of his mittens bore an intricate cable.
And suddenly on one I espied a small label,
"S.C." Was duplicate stitched on the cuff,
And I asked, "Hey, Nick, dId you knit all this stuff?"
THIS WAS POSTED ON A KNITTING LIST LAST YEAR WITHOUT A CITATION. I LIKED IT AND WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH ALL YOU OBSESSED, WONDERFUL KNITTERS OUT THERE! ENJOY AND A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO KNITTERS AROUND THE WORLD.