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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Knitting songs and Knitting History



This is the Muppet's Knitting Song...I thought I would print it for all you knitters out there to sing while your knitting those socks!!!


It comes from "The Great Radish Famine" episide 19, of Fraggle Rock, in season 1:

It's neat and it's sweet
It's a ding dong treat
Knittin' socks for little feet
Just sittin' with your knittin' all day long
You know knittin's friendly
And knittin's fun
Knittin's good for everyone
And that is why we sing this knittin' song
Well it's knit one pearl two
What's a Doozer gonna do
With a gol-darnBall of yarn?
It's stitch three drop four
Pitch that knittin' out the door right now
There's a green, there's a red,
There's a knot in my thread
A knitter needs his noggin read
So don't come 'round and speak to me of yarn
You can k-nit all day and k-nothin' fits'
Cause only k-nitwits like to k-nit
And k-nittin' k-needles just ain't worth a darn
Well it's knit one pearl two
What's a Doozer gonna do
With a gol-darnBall of yarn?
It's stitch three drop four
Pitch that knittin' out the door right now


During World War I Americans of all ages were asked by the United States government to knit wool socks, sweaters, and other garments to warm American soldiers at home and abroad. Most of this knitting was produced by volunteers working under the auspices of the American Red Cross. During the course of the war more than 6,000 Seattle-area knitters as well as knitters from other parts of the state produced hundreds of thousands of knitted items for the war effort. The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917. Germany surrendered and the war was over on November 11, 1918.


In May 1918 the Seattle School Bulletin printed this patriotic knitting song:


Johnnie, get your yarn,
get your yarn, get your yarn;
Knitting has a charm,
has a charm, has a charm,
See us knitting two by two,
Boys in Seattle like it too.
Hurry every day,
don’t delay, make it pay.
Our laddies must be warm,
not forlorn mid the storm.
Hear them call from o’re the sea,
‘Make a sweater, please for me.’
Over here everywhere,
We are knitting for the boys over there,
It’s a sock or a sweater, or even better
To do your bit and knit a square.


Be sure to turn the music on the side by to stop position before you play this!

Ok I am going Knitting Crazy here:




This is so cool...When the knitties planet starts eating them they have to take drastic action!
Winner of Best Animation at The 2007 UK National Student Film Festival.
Made by Max Alexander - www.maxsworld.co.uk
Music by The Stabilisers - www.thestabilisers.com (more)

And have to show this one too!!!



Love it!!!

3 comments:

  1. A kids knitting song?!? I think I will teach Bear and then make my husband roll his eyes right on out of his head when she sings it to him!

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  2. sp11 questions are posted ......where?
    cant find em. please post or send the link :-)

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  3. That was funny. About a week ago I found a cute crochet spot on youtube, but I could not figure out how to put the actual video on my blog. How did you do that?

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