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This is how you knit:
Tie yourself in knots too
difficult to escape from cleanly
Stab your thigh with needles
Squint at the pattern,
written surely in hieroglyphics.
Labor through the nights,
whisper secrets to the yarn,
create art trapped in fiber
display with pride,
begin again.
My grammar prof mentioned instructional poems, and the concept intrigued me.  I dashed off to the library to write something both familiar to me and light enough to turn in for extra credit.
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i-am-a-bridgewalker Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love stuff like this! (as someone who learned to knit like three days ago this is super appreciated. = ) )

jennifer sweeney does some of my favorite instructional poems. www.noevalleyvoice.com/2010/Ju…

love how all the lines start with verbs, pushing us through motion.
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ADarkerStrand Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks!  When I first started knitting, I was so frustrated, but after awhile, it's become such a huge part of my life.  Stick with it, and it'll reward you immensely!
And thanks for the tip on Jennifer Sweeney's works, they're wonderful.
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i-am-a-bridgewalker Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
= ) thank YOU!
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