Happy Halloween! If you're like us, you've been getting ready for this bewitching holiday all month long! Don't forget to show off your handmade Halloween creations in our Creative Halloween Crafts Contest and our Jack-o'-Lantern Carving Showcase. The deadline for submissions is 12pm MST. We'll announce the winners on the blog at the end of the day!
We're happy to kick off the holiday with a fun poem written by Craftsy member Jackie Awerman.
Enjoy, and have a safe and happy Halloween!
Photo via Craftsy member pentalia
WONDER WITCH OF CANDY & YARN
By Jackie Awerman (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 2011
Out of the blackish haze
Of a swampy daze
Cuttin’ through vile green smoke
This ain’t a joke:
A frog cries warnings with a mighty croak
And you see the flash of purple britches
And an orange petticoat.
You hear the nuck, nuck of an old, old
VERY OLD BILLY GOAT.
There’s a whir and a whistle
A screech and a click
You’re quite sure that it isn’t..it couldn’t be
Nope not his kind of deed. Not at mach speed…
Not whoopin’ and hollerin’ “ I NEED…I NEED…”
So you look up in the trees…you look down by your knees..
It’s …OMG! BATS ALMIGHTY
She’s on the town in her nightie…
THE WONDER WITCH!
Yup. Here she comes…Varooming through…
And so darn skinny she must’ve been fasting
OH SO HUNGRY
For your treats.
Up to her amazing broomstick feats.
OH! OH! SAY IT ISN’T SO
HAS THE CANDY ‘n YARN ITCH!
Oy. Hold on to your treat & knitting bags
Don’t …please don’t let that greedy hag
Grab your candy, grope your stash…
There’s another solution—you can do in a FLASH!
I SWEAR—HALLOWEEN SALVATION IS ALMOST HERE!
Here’s what to do instead:
WRAP A SKEIN OF GLORIOUS YARN AROUND YOUR HEAD
You know…from your special stash under the bed.
Then cast a spell so all will be well:
WONDER WITCH WILL LOSE THE ITCH FOR YOUR YARN & CANDY
IT’S GUARANTEED. IT’S GONNA BE DANDY.
C’mon. Get to it at full speed. Pick up your favorite knitting needles
And recite the KNITTER’S MOON SPELL WITH ME:
Away WONDER WITCH.
Away Candy ‘n Yarn ITCH
Take this Gorgeous yarn instead
From my heart…off my head
And I’m giving you candy—plenty of that
Enough to stuff your knitted hat.
Now, pointing your knitting needles straight at
Take a deep breath and finish the rhyme:
OOPSIE, LOOPSIE GLITTERY SLIME
JITTERY CATS SIPPING WINE
MY TREATS ARE MINE.
CANDY ‘N YARN ITCH…WONDER WITCH
YOU’RE OUTTA HERE…OUTTA OF HERE…
AMEN! WHEW! AND HURRAY!
NOW I CAN KNIT IN PEACE THIS HALLOWEEN DAY..
IT’S A BOO-TIFUL KNIT ‘N PURL TIME. ALL MINE.
SMILES AND LAUGHTER…YARN DANCING AROUND THE BONFIRE OF OLD DELAPIDATED KNITTING BOOKS AND PATTERNS GONE AWRY...
AND OMG! YOU NEED TO REPLACE THAT YARN THAT YOU GAVE THE WITCH—YOU KNOW …THE GOOD STUFF THAT WAS ON YOUR HEAD…QUICK! GRAB YOUR BROOMSTICK AND ZOOM TO YOUR FAVE YARN SHOP…YOU KNOW, THAT MAGICAL PLACE 100% TREAT PLACE CALLED CRAFTSY
AS FOR THE CANDY…GULP…I OWE YOU.
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