“Jolly Holiday”

Crochet is a world with a language all its own, but if you practice you can learn the language. When I was discussing the value of stitch markers I mentioned that a stitch markers favorite movie is Mary Poppins. Why is this you might ask? Well, I don’t know about you, but I am a fan of movies where they sing, dance and, especially, where they make up words. I am projecting these loves onto stitch markers. In other words, I love Mary Poppins. The Off-Broadway Mary Poppins came to my hometown a few years ago and I was so sad that I could not afford to go. I will see Mary Poppins live one day. #goals #bucketlist And, you best believe that I am anxiously awaiting Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins. I may even get brave enough to go watch a movie on it’s release date, which is Christmas of this year (2018).

So, what does Mary Poppins have to do with crochet? If you are a true fan of Mary you might think of her scarf, but that is a no go (it is knit). Although, there are some crochet makers who have made imitation patterns, I confess I have not tried any of them. What is it then? The songs of course, or rather the parody I am about to introduce to you. All Mary Poppins songs are awesome, like A Spoonful of Sugar, Pavement Artist (Chim Chim Cheree), Jolly Holiday, Super‐cali‐fragil‐istic‐expi‐ali‐docious, Stay Awake and Step in Time, to name a few. I think of Mary Poppins when I crochet because there are so many applicable lessons in the songs from the movie. I like to think of what having a Mary Poppins to help me through my crochet journey would be like. I think it would sound something like this:

In every crochet project that must be done,
There is an element learning,
You find that thing and snap!
The project becomes a game.

And every crochet project that you create,
Each stitch becomes more innate,
A double crochet, a chain, the excitement is easy to maintain.

A spool full of yarn makes the person calm down,
The person calm down-down,
The person calm down,
Just a spool full of yarn helps the person calm down,
In the most creative way.

A parent wanting to clean the home,
Has very little time alone,
While ferrying the children around town,
The parent loves the children well,
But wants to crochet for a spell,
And knows that crochet will make a house a home.

A spool full of yarn makes the person calm down,
The person calm down-down,
The person calm down,
Just a spool full of yarn helps the person calm down,
In the most creative way.

The person looking for patterns,
From the internet to the yarn store,
Never tires of searching for the perfect one,
Because they learn a little bit,
From every project they don’t quit,
And so,
They find,
Crochet brings them peace of mind.

Ya-a-a-a-a-a-rn, Ya-a-a-a-arn!

A spool full of yarn makes the person calm down,
The person calm down-down,
The person calm down,
Just a spool full of yarn helps the person calm down,
In the most creative way.

If you didn’t figure it out I created this crochet parody from A Spoon Full of Sugar. That is what I think a crochet Mary Poppins would sound like. Do you imagine having a Mary Poppins/god-mother like person helping you along your crochet journey? Are you weird enough to come up with song parodies that they might sing to you? Are you looking forward to the Mary Poppins remake with Emily Blunt? Tell me about it!

Feel like you need some more Mary Poppins right now? Me too.

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