Holiday Frenzy

I do not normally post things like this, but after I read this I just could not resist.  Hope it will brings a smile to your face.

By Cindy Long

‘Twas al most the holidays, and all through the house, were crocheted decorations, which annoyed my spouse.

I lovingly made the stockings, ev’ry stitch with care,
A crocheted garland hung off the back stair.

The kids were all nestled, all snug in their beds,
wearing crocheted pajamas, warm caps on their heads.

I cozied the tea kettle, and doilied the den,
my husband said “Honey, not this again!

Every year it’s the same, and it’s bound to get worse.
Crochet all over!” Then he started to curse.

My fervor begins about mid- September,
I start to make gift lists for all I remember.

I grab up my purse and head to the store,
I buy all the yarn and I order some more.

As December approaches I work in high gear,
I’ll never finish it all, I fear.

I stitch and I hook and I make things with yarn,
I make more of a mess than a pig in a barn!

My husband is wondering where it all ends,
I’ve no time for housework and no time for friends.

The holidays were meant for families and fun,
But I’ve suddenly turned into Attila the Hun.

I’ve got to get finished, I’m frantic, you see,
These crocheted gifts are too much for me.

When what to my wondering eye did appear,
Was a calendar showing my deadline was near,

A scarf for Aunt Marci, a trivet for Mom,
A sweater for Huffy and our neighbor Tom.

An afghan, a stocking adorned with an elf,
A pair of warm mittens (and a hat for myself).

Wonder of wonders, I finished it all,
The whole list of gifts I began last fall.

They’re wrapped and they’re ready to put in the mail,
I promise to start early next year, without fail!


About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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One Response to Holiday Frenzy

  1. Abhey says:

    this is sooooooooo nice :)….reminded me of the song…chestnuts roasting on an open fire…. 🙂

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