The Dropped Stitch.

knitting redhead

Here I am the the odd one out , sitting here lost and lonely my mouth in a pout. I am the stitch that  from the needle fell, and flew off on my way down to hell.

Count the stitches one by one be careful now else you’ll count them all wrong.

Click click go the needles of strife knitting soft wool making up the pattern of life.

Knit one pearl one carry one over will this be a cardigan or a pullover? You cannot  hold on to the cable when it is full of slip stitch , I am telling you now,  you’ll not be able.

I am the stitch that life has dropped. Hopes and plans have all been stopped. It is futile to be angry the balloon has been popped.

I am the dropped stitch slipped from the needle fell through the hole lost my grip. Forgotten and forsaken a little lost soul.


An old poem from 2011

42 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sadje
    Aug 17, 2021 @ 15:21:19

    A fantastic analogy Willow.


  2. Jane Dougherty
    Aug 17, 2021 @ 15:35:57

    So sad!


  3. Ritu
    Aug 17, 2021 @ 15:44:56

    Such soul in this verse, Sis πŸ’œ


  4. robertawrites235681907
    Aug 17, 2021 @ 16:10:30

    I think this is very good, Willow.


  5. noelleg44
    Aug 17, 2021 @ 16:34:45

    Good comparison, Willow. And I knit and know how hard it is to pick up that dropped stitch.


  6. Dr. Crystal Grimes
    Aug 17, 2021 @ 16:51:44

    I feel like a dropped stitch indeed! I also miss knitting and crocheting, though I did drop stitches now and then. I really miss weaving, which was more rewarding and fun. Great poem, Willow! ❀


  7. darsword
    Aug 17, 2021 @ 17:04:30

    I blame the cat.

    Great story. I’ve never looked at dropped stitches like that. But then if I can’t tink back to the mistake, I frog the project. Imagine if we could do that in life! Frog and start over. Maybe a blanket?


  8. mattsnyder1970
    Aug 17, 2021 @ 23:10:00

    An oldy but goody


  9. TanGental
    Aug 18, 2021 @ 06:43:34

    Lovely if sad..


  10. socialbridge
    Aug 18, 2021 @ 07:23:44

    Brilliantly done, Willow.


  11. Dale
    Aug 18, 2021 @ 16:34:07

    Oh, this is so sad and heartbreaking, Willow. I read you wrote it after breaking your back. Thank goodness for writing. It helps us to sort through our feelings, doesn’t it?


  12. Widdershins
    Aug 18, 2021 @ 21:02:15

    I’ve always found a crochet hook the perfect thing to give those lost stitches a bit of a helping hand back up onto the needles. πŸ™‚


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