‘P. S. Have you abnormally large feet? This is vital information for any intending sock-knitter.’
As both look far from overgrown,
Just normal eights in size,
Cold feet are hardly mine alone
Unless your postscript lies.
Therefore, dear good intender, this,
To re-bespeak the rows
That form the fibrous chrysalis
From which emerge half-hose.
Thick lovat yarn that doesn't felt
When washed, would be ideal.
N. B. Elasticise the welt
And reinforce the heel.
Do check your tension now and then
And watch your rounds for slack.
(A large unsightly woollen wen
Will seldom shrink right back.)
Cast on, cast off, and click away
Defying knitter's block
If I’m to don by Christmas Day
That welly-warming sock.
P.S. It’s vital winter wear
For gales and floods and ice
Round plates, though frozen, still a pair,
So kindly do it twice.