Warm Hats Not Hot Heads theme song
Saturday February 12th 2011, 10:52 pm
Filed under: Family,Warm Hats Not Hot Heads

My folks arrived home safely and it is very very quiet without them.

The campaign hit 108 hats.

And India started this by wondering if Ellen or I knew the old song that goes, Inch by inch, row by row, Gonna make this garden grow.

Oh yes–I used to play it and sing it to my kids when they were little, all the time, and I used to sing it occasionally with my knitting, only with, Stitch by stitch row by row and riffing from there.

They started playing with the lyrics and emailed me and Ellen happened to start hers off with that same line. I like that.

So here’s what I’ve thought of for WHNHH so far, and I’d love to hear what anyone else might come up with:

Stitch by stitch, row by row,
Gonna let our Congress know:
Got to make your peace, although
There are differing points of view…

Stitch by stitch, row by row,
We constituents are telling you, so…
Work out ways to help US grow
Now you can wear your thinking cap too.

Stitch by stitch, row by row,
Take a stand against the status quo
Speak for me with civility
Take the day, and make it brand new.

Oh, and by the way, you might want to look here (with thanks to Norma for the link). Jon Stewart’s producer. They can’t tell: is this satire or is it serious?

Are knitters serious?

What do you think?

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India explained to me this morning that “producers” on the JS forum are likely just long time forum members and frequent commenters, but still – they thought the idea was cool and it is getting viewed by many folks. You’ve probably read her email by now, but just wanted your other readers to know, too.

Parker looks like he knows – and he can’t wait to hear you sing the WHNHH song to him!

Comment by twinsetellen 02.13.11 @ 7:03 am

Love those alert eyes!! What a cute, happy song for a SERIOUS campaign. 😉

Comment by Channon 02.13.11 @ 7:18 am

Heh… I liked the producer’s comment about maybe finding some old women in her house who knit.
He or she is in for a surprise.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 02.13.11 @ 7:42 am

music carries the message in a way that other things can not — maybe like a little sugar to help the medicine go down!

Comment by Bev 02.13.11 @ 9:28 am

I just LOVE those lyrics!

That blog comment looked entirely serious to me.

My take on what Parker is saying in the two photos:
1. zzzzz

2. Peek-a-boo!

Comment by Don Meyer 02.13.11 @ 10:48 am

I could add a few historical examples to those listed — the Red Cross in WWII, women making bandages in WWI and the Civil War… nothing new about knitters aiding in political efforts. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I just love this idea!

I’m tempted to post on the forum with a picture of myself — I’m not an old lady, but I’m a pretty experienced knitter! 😀

Comment by Pegi 02.13.11 @ 12:44 pm

Oh, and HI PARKER!!!! Such a sweet little face…

Comment by Pegi 02.13.11 @ 12:45 pm

I love your lyrics Allison, I hope this does make it to the John Stewart Show, I am 50 years old but have been knitting since about the age of 6, so take that. I am so tired of the “old Lady” thing. I remember knitting at my son’s baseball games and having some of the men ask if I was pregnant again, as if that is the only reason for a younger person to knit.

Comment by Mary 02.13.11 @ 4:45 pm

Ah, yes. The first time I heard the song was when it was sung by Arlo Guthrie. And a number of alternate versions as well.
Goes right along with the Artichoke Song (Malvina Reynolds)

Comment by Holly 02.13.11 @ 11:53 pm

im need help with a ptter the Embossed Diamonds i dont understand what it means (k1,m1) how do i do that sts. M1= what sts. thank you

Comment by marisela acosta 04.08.11 @ 11:04 am

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