Cast On for the Sea of Dreams Blanket KAL

April 1, 2013 at 5:00 am 1 comment

SOD Start Announcement

Cast on those lovely Sea of Dreams Blankets today! Our end date for this KAL is Mother’s Day, May 12th.

The Ravelry thread is always available for questions and progress pictures as well general chatter. You can also ask questions or make comments via the blog comments below also. Sea of Dreams designer, Aimee Alexander (getknitty) and Jamie H. (telogirl2003) will be available to answer all your questions as well as myself. Please don’t hesitate to share questions or your triumphs, everyone can learn from them and we all like to support one another. That is the beauty of a KAL!

You can join us at any time during the KAL! The details can be found in the introductory blog post.

Ever since Aimee designed and named this blanket for her youngest daughter, it has made me think of the nursery rhyme called Wynken, Blynken and Nod. I thought it would be fun to share it here.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe–
Sailed on a river of crystal light,
Into a sea of dew.
“Where are you going, and what do you wish?”
The old moon asked the three.
“We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!”
Said Wynken, Blynken, And Nod.

The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe,
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew.
The little stars were the herring fish
That lived in that beautiful sea–
“Now cast your nets wherever you wish–
Never afeard are we”;
So cried the stars to the fishermen three:
Wynken, Blynken, And Nod.

All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam–
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home;
‘T was all so pretty a sail it seemed
As if it could not be,
And some folks thought ‘t was a dream they ‘d dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea–
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
Wynken, Blynken, And Nod.

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is a wee one’s trundle-bed.
So shut your eyes while mother sings
Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:
Wynken, Blynken, And Nod.

Happy Knitting!

~Angela M.

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