drew my attention to her piece about her mother.
It was so charming I had to 'versify' it.
THE CHAMPION KNITTER
See the gentle lady sitting,
Knitting, knitting, knitting, knitting.
Making Nino a dress I think
It's very pretty in blue and pink.
Starting as a young girl bride
She took knitting in her stride.
In sixty years she's made them all....
Dress and bonnet, coat and shawl.
Knitting really lovely pieces
For husbands, cousins, friends and nieces.
Wool that's chunky, wool that's fine;
Everything to her own design.
More great-grandchildren on the way?
A layette started that very day!
Slip-stitch-over, plain and pearl;
She made a dress for this little girl.
For sure she stood-out in a crowd
And made her Mother very proud.
How very lucky the children are
To have a knitter just like Ma!
Years may pass but the memory lingers
Of such hard-working knitting fingers!
A memory of my own mother here: