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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Sea Shore

When I was young I had a book that had been my Dad's favorite as a child, Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses. I loved the rhythm of that poetry; though many today feel poetry that rhythms isn't as "cool" or as "brainy" as say a Haiku....but I confess I still enjoy the rhythm of his poems. It was an old book, and I memorizes several of his poems. Then because I liked it, bought a newer book when my Darling Daughter was young. She too seemed to like the rhythm created when I read aloud to her over and over and over. She memorized some of those poems also.

I've started this simple cotton washcloth multiple times, not liking the first pattern, royally having issues with the 2nd pattern...apparently I can't count well, when talking, watching tv, and sipping wine..........go figure.

So, switched gears...and I'm loving how much more I see the colors in this cotton with this simplier pattern.

This isn't the only thing I'm working on, but the only thing I managed to take a photo of.

What are you all working on for this Wednesday's Work in Progress? Badges and links in side bars, please join us.

It reminds me of the ocean; the sea. And that got me remembering
At The Sea Side by Robert Louis Stevenson

When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me
To dig the sandy shore.

My holes were empty like a cup.
In every hole the sea came up,
Till it could come no more.


17 comments:

  1. I like the rhythm to rhyming poems and they make for good reading especially to my younger ones. I really love the colours in your dishcloth and I find in the variegated yarns the simpler cloths show them off better.

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  2. Robert Louis Stevenson was one of the first poets I read from as a young child, he will always have a special place in my heart. I love how you introduced your lovely daughter to him as well. Good luck on the wash cloth! Enjoy the simple pleasure of knitting with soft cotton.

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  3. Thanks for reminding me of that special book. Many many fond memories of reading it aloud- something we don't seem to make time for these days...

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  4. Love the color of the washcloth and the poem :)

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  5. Love the colors! Thanks for the comments tip!

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  6. Very soothing colours - sometimes simple is best@

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  7. How funny, I just bought an antique copy of that book at a flea market in PA last fall. I love every inch of it. The colors in your washcloth are pretty, too. Enjoy the rhythm!

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  8. Thanks all for your visits and sweet comments, both are appreciated. Nice to know others are fans of Robert Louis Stevenson too.

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  9. Nice washcloth! Is this a new trend? I've been making a bunch lately and been getting lots of links from yarn companies with new patterns.... (followed you here from WIP Wednesday link party)

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  10. tamdoll, I think the cotton washcloths and cotton dishcloths have become very popular.

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  11. Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go. The colors show well through this pattern.

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  12. YOUR COLORS IN THE WASH CLOTH ARE VERY PRETTY.....I AM WORKING ON ALL MY AFGHANS I NEVER FINISHED....I LOVE THE SEASIDE POEM...BRINGS BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES....AHHHHH TO BE YOUNG AGAIN.....RIZZI

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  13. YOUR COLORS IN THE WASH CLOTH ARE VERY PRETTY.....I AM WORKING ON ALL MY AFGHANS I NEVER FINISHED....I LOVE THE SEASIDE POEM...BRINGS BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES....AHHHHH TO BE YOUNG AGAIN.....RIZZI

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  14. Do you just hate it when your wine drinking gets in the way of your knitting??? ;)

    My Wednesday's Work in Progress: Casted on 2 more projects: Wingspan and a Aran Sweater from an old book called 2 Sticks and a String both projects are casted on because of Olive's visit!

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  15. Lovely yarn, the colours are so pretty. And I love Robert Louis Stevenson!!

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  16. Right you are Martini, hate it when my knitting gets in the way of the knitting.

    Andria, so happy to find more people enjoy RLS poetry.

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  17. Beautiful muted pastels, very nice. :)

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