Secret Mojo Dumbs It Down for You

September 2, 2006

Pointy objects in the dark

Filed under: Knitting,Poetry — secretmojo @ 11:39 am

Currently: Firefly’s corn rows

I felt my way in crepuscular light
watching a movie, knitting it tight
Purling away by the touch of my tips
Needling two for future unrip

Row by row, I bury the hole
clueless, heedless, watching my show
Damon is good, Price is better
Gilliam rocks, knit two together.

Later I find: horror. SHIT!
It’s a gaping, goatse, unknit knit
Rippit, rippit, down to the blow
(Don’t tell firefly I screwed up her rows)

The dark is an absent trapeze net
Experts can do it; but I can’t yet
So take my wisdom if you want to know:

Knit with lights on; save four rows



  1. Oh dear me …


    Comment by firefly8868 — September 2, 2006 @ 12:54 pm | Reply

  2. I read your poem to my daughter and husband, they both loved it as did I. So witty and enjoyable, plus well executed. You had my daughter in stitches … no pun intended, honest.


    Comment by firefly8868 — September 3, 2006 @ 9:36 am | Reply

  3. …crepuscular…what a lovely word ;P

    Comment by doris — September 4, 2006 @ 11:47 am | Reply

  4. Been there done that. And done it again anyway. And again, and again and again. Excellent poem!

    Comment by kisknit — September 6, 2006 @ 6:13 pm | Reply

  5. Love, love, love this. Must go point it out to a knitting friend.

    Comment by Jessica — September 7, 2006 @ 4:08 am | Reply

  6. You’d better be careful, you’re about to become the poet laureate of the knitting world.

    Comment by bloglily — September 7, 2006 @ 8:22 pm | Reply

  7. I’ve never knitted. lol oops.

    Comment by albertkline — September 24, 2006 @ 2:57 pm | Reply

  8. I have knitted some, but always ended up ripping it out. Crochet is my forte.

    Comment by Sandra — September 29, 2006 @ 9:52 pm | Reply

  9. Dear Mr. S-Mojo — I miss you! Come back and give us some more poems. Please!! xo, BL

    Comment by bloglily — September 30, 2006 @ 7:20 pm | Reply

  10. SMJ, where are you? Am I ever going to have to pony up that custard and yarn??

    Comment by Anna — October 3, 2006 @ 3:20 am | Reply

  11. What a delight! And I know zip about knitting.

    Comment by Kristin Ohlson — October 11, 2006 @ 1:31 pm | Reply

  12. Mr. MJ — Where are YOOOOOOOOOOOOU? We miss you. xo, BL

    Comment by bloglily — October 12, 2006 @ 5:24 pm | Reply

  13. Bloglily, et. al, I’m so sorry for not posting. I had a horrible war with the Ennui Nationalist Army, and barely came out alive. But, as knitting goes apparently, a finished object gave me just enough of a booster shot to get me back into the game. Again, sorry. But I am back!

    Comment by secretmojo — October 20, 2006 @ 7:34 am | Reply

  14. Ah, the ENA. I didn’t know they were in your territory. Glad to hear you made it out. xo, BL

    Comment by bloglily — October 21, 2006 @ 1:32 am | Reply

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