Patterning 1: Plain

Mamo__a__story_of_geraldine_plunkett_dillon_by_isolde_obrolchain_carmodyby Isolde ÓBrolcháin Carmody31 May 2020

How to start
Teacher will cast on for you

In through the bunny-hole
Round the big tree
Out through the bunny-hole
Off pops he

Off pops my stitch
After a teeth-grinding
Of cheap acrylic
Plastic needles fat in my hands
Like the night-terror sensation
Where my little fingers have shrunk
To pins and needles

With one bokety stitch
I set off without pattern
Rapt in my little corner
Tying holes up with string

The fabric gaps a grin
So I sew closed its mouth
With nylon thread
In any old colour

A big wooden spool
Of thick blue
That kept me company
For years