Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I Give a Knit

From the bean of Green Bean.

I give a knit.
No really, I do.
No TJ Maxx slippers
Or Walmart gift card for you.

Things are quite different
Under my tree
An assortment you'll find
All hand made by me.

For my son,
For my parents,
Hot cocoa to share.

Stockings hang heavy
With gingerbread men

Friends and teachers find
Granola and jam by the jar.
Bought local, made here.
Not shipped from afar.

I thought of my loved ones
Through cool nights of fall
Knitting and stitching,
Creating for all.

Many look to sales
And call Friday black
Pushing through crowds
To fill Santa's sack.

Not here. Oh no, no.
Not any more.
This season, I give a knit
And, oh, so much more.

Please come back on December 10th as The Green Phone Booth hosts the Green Moms Carnival. The topic is Greener Traditions.


Bec said...

What a beautiful poem, it should be everyone's Christmas mantra!

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The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Great poem!

greeen sheeep said...

I love it! I wish we were having a handmade Christmas, still picking my battles, but I am sure someday it will come time to wage that war. I applaud you.

The Raven said...

Ha! What a wonderful poem and a wonderful sentiment. Your recipients are lucky, too!

panamamama said...

Awesome! I have to learn to knit...

JessTrev said...

Holy knit! That's amazing. I would love to see your stocking jumble come alive for your kids. ...and to all a good 'site!

Jenn the Greenmom said...

This is AWESOME. (I can't knit either :-) I love this post! (And I'm totally going to try the crayon thing...)

Lisa Sharp said...

Great poem! I love it.

Surviving and thriving on pennies said...

"I give a knit" is the best poem ive read recently. OMGoodness you crack me up. Not only is it a great poem but its inspired me. This year will be a hand made one for my family as well and you have given me some great idea's. Thanks and keep them coming!

Kellie said...

You are so clever! Love the gifts!

K @ Prudent and Practical said...

Great poem! I'm doing more handmade or hand altered this year. My recent project is that I got a free desk and refinished it Dora-style for my niece. We have a workshop and hubby wants to make each other gifts for Christmas :-) I'm still trying to figure out something for our parents - they fit in the babyboomer-super-consumer category, so they're tough. I made them a couple gift-in-a-jar last year and they haven't touched them yet. Any ideas?

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Daisy said...

Love the teddy bear!

Jessica Nichols said...

Awesome poem! :)

Karen Moser-Booth said...

Love it!

Linda A said...

Great poem! You have motivated me to get out the old knitting needles.

Anonymous said...

I used to knit up a storm. Somehow, the blogging got me addicted to sitting at the computer for hours instead. I'll have to get out the knitting needles again soon. It's very meditative.

Condo Blues said...

This year almost everyone is getting at least one handmade from me this year. Even though I started early I am one tired Elf! :) My mother in law has knitting covered. I'm sticking with what I do best - sewing.

Diane MacEachern said...

I loved the teddy bear you made. Oh, to be talented with a pair of knitting needles!

Mindful Momma said...

What a talent!! Writing poems and creating handmade...I'm mighty impressed!

Lisa Sharp said...

I love it! I wish I could have gotten around to making more of our gifts. I'm hoping to make things all year this time. I did get a few things made so there will be some homemade gifts and almost everything that was bought came from Etsy.com so it was handmade by someone, just not me hehe. P.S. LOVE the bear.


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