My kids grew up with me reading them all the old Fairytale stories. They each had their favourites.
Well the older two did. The youngest took great pleasure in making me read a book about combine harvesters, tractors and potato harvesting over and over and over…………………… till the very thought of potatoes made me ill. That book was a gift from a friend. Needless to say we are no longer friends! Trying to sound enthusiastic about a conveyer belt full of pototoes is pretty darn hard!
But back to the fairytales! Life is sure not like a fairytale for most of us, but maybe it should be!
I got to thinking about how much better life would have been for these fairy tale characters if they had, the ability to crochet?
Think about all the things they could have achieved if they had this unique ability to hook along with the best of us.
The Ugly Duckling would have been strutting around in a lovely crochet sweater. Not so ugly any more!
Hansel and Gretel could have left a long Chain of crochet to help them find their way back home.
The Emperor in the Emperors new clothes would not have needed fine invisible clothes. He would have had a drawer full of granny square outfits to wear.
Little Red Riding Hood’s cape would have really popped, having been made from a lovely red toned yarn and any wolf would have been sure to get the yarn stuck in his teeth, making the idea of eating her a lot less appealing!
Rupunzel could have whipped up a nice rope ladder scarf to make her escape with. With the ability to crochet her escape would have been swift and assured.
She could make her escape by dantily climbing down that beautifully crochet scarf, head to the nearest Spa and get herself cleaned up and begin her own life (just thinking of all those years locked away in a tower that didn’t even appear to have a bathroom). She could open a little business selling handmade crochet scarves and certainly would not have needed someone to save her!
Think about Sleeping Beauty! With all this social distancing the Prince would have been really frowned upon, just turning up and planting a kiss on a damsel sound asleep. Now if Sleeping Beauty had been a crocheter it would have been a simple thing to wake her. The Prince could have kept his distance and yelled ‘HALF PRICE YARN SALE’. Sleeping Beauty would have jumped up and made a dash to her nearest yarn store and again problem solved!
The mind boggles with what these characters could have been with their hobby of crochet. They most certainly would have been a lot more chill with this calming ability.