“those sure and skilful hands of the fisher-girl.”

Christmas Tree , Arbroath by Woolly Workers. Image credit Rosie Hopkins

There is no need they say
but the needles still move
their rhythms in the working of your hands
as easily
as if your hands
were once again those sure and skilful hands
of the fisher-girl.

From ‘For my Grandmother Knitting’ by Liz Lochhead Scottish Poetry Library

Image credit Rosie Hopkins, Woolly Workers Arbroath

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