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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

K: Knit a Poem

The Poetry Society " wanted to celebrate the society’s centenary with a fun, grand-scale project in which many people could participate, that was about ‘poetry’ but also summoned up the idea of ‘society’, to reflect all the thousands of people who’ve kept the Society going since 1909. The time, commitment and creative skills that people have given to this enterprise has been overwhelming."

Here I am with 2 ladies from my knitting group, Sally and Penny.
I'm knitting the letter T.

I have yet to see the finished knitted poem.

Left to right measurement of finished poem: 13 metres (43 ft) at its widest point Top to bottom measurement: 8.7 metres (28 ft) at its widest point Number of squares: 1200+ 

The squares were made up as the poem In My Craft or Sullen Art  by Dylan Thomas

Pam Ayres wrote an amsuing poem which involved knitting.

'Thoughts of a Late-Night Knitter.Had I felt inspired I would have attempted one myself too.

Do you knit? Have you seen the knitted poem?

Check out Hookin Knittin livin blog for a poem

Debbie Macomber has written a series of Blossom Street stories about a yarn shop, which are enjoyable reads.



  1. Wow! That's quite an achievement - well done Ladies!

    Life on The Farm

  2. A knitted poem? Wow. That is amazing!

    I'm a hopeless knitter. I lose stitches and never get the tension right. LOL.

  3. That is really something! Wow!

    I've dabbled a little in crochet, but not far beyond the basics.

  4. Yes, I knit - post on K for knitting today. I have never seen this. How wonderful! I tried a bit of a poem to celebrate K.

  5. I suddenly feel so un-creative.

    That is awesome stuff!

  6. Hi
    Haven't see the knitted poem, and sadly never learnt to knit. Great project though and lovely combination of arts and crafts!
    Enjoyed the post and reminder of Pam Ayres' poetry. Thanks.
    All best

  7. Wow, that's very cool! And it's perfect since April is National Poetry Month.

  8. There is an award waiting for you

  9. Me, again. Thanks for the link.

  10. Much to my mother's dismay, I don't knit. But WOW, that's quite a knitting achievement! I'm very impressed.

  11. Hi there Madeleine,
    Ah, a great posting in the amazing 'Alphabet Challenge' :) An awesome knitting poetic effort.
    I went to the 'Comedy Knitting' Workshop. Had me in stitches...
    And now, I wonder, oh yes I wonder what the 'L' will be the next letter?

  12. In my BW (Before Writing) life, I knitted, crocheted, sewed, played guitar and baked. All I do now is write and bake.

    Love the idea of a knitted poem. How creative is that? What a fab idea.


  13. Wonderful idea to have a knitted poem.

    Yes, I did every crafty thing known to mankind. Every so often I make a baby blanket for a new born. I find it fun and relaxing and the mother's adore them.

  14. I took about 7 years to knit a scarf...no, I don't knit but I admire the work of those who do.

  15. That's an amazing photo of the knitted poem! Such a neat idea. Where will it be displayed? Where can I read the poem?

  16. Hi Dawn, just click on the link and it will take you to the website with all the answers to your questions :O)


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