Namaskaram - salutations

Namaskaram - salutations I dedicate my blog to the enormous art lovers across the globe I love knitting so much that I have started a blog for knitting.Knitting is a job that I will like to go on.Through knitting I breathe life into many people's life. It is knitting time. When I want to relax I do it with knitting. I am a knitting buff.I love to do knitting on various topics. There is no way that you can stop me doing knitting.I am born with a flare for knitting.My face brightens once I touch the knitting needs.The electronic media has helped knitting to travel across the world.Every stitch made will talk about how knitting has influenced people.I have done some and would like to share it with you. Some patterns have been taken from free knitting sites. Some designs have been created by me. Many a times I have modified the patterns to suite my requirements. Finally I can say that I breathe knitting, I talk knitting, I walk knitting - a total knitaholic

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

One Two buckle my shoe

Hi friends - today only I realised that most of the nursery rhymes we studied in schools ,have their own history. These rhymes were created in those days to provide information on the historical or social  conditions prevalant .
It is to be noted that we used to think that the lyrics of the nursery rhymes did not have any connection to the events associated with history. Our presumptions are wrong and these rhymes can be traced.
We always felt that these rhymes were written to teach children to have fun and pleasure.

Hence will be writing details for some rhymes. Please do visit daily
One two buckle my shoe
Three, four, knock at the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, lay them straight
Nine, ten, a big fat hen
Eleven, twelve, dig and delve
Thirteen, fourteen, maids a-courting
Fifteen, sixteen, maids in the kitchen
Seventeen, eighteen, maids in waiting
Nineteen, twenty, my plate's empty

This was written to teach children how to count.This would encourage children to think and create their own imagination. One should thank Adrian Lloyd for providing  some informations.David wrote, "I have have always understood it to be partly about lacemaking and partly about other ‘working’ class roles from the 16th, 17th or 18th century. It basically described how people were organised and created their own time table for the chores that one hat to do for the day.

One, two, buckle my shoe: refers to the lacemaker, or anyone else, getting ready in the morning for work.

Three, four, shut the door: the lacemaker (or other) closed the door to the shop (or their own front door behind them) to begin work for the day

Five, six, pick up sticks: the sticks are wooden pins used on a lacemaking ‘machine’

Seven, eight, lay them straight: the pins are placed on the machine to go straight across the fabric from side to side

Nine, ten, a big fat hen: which is a type of ‘pillow’ that supports and holds the lacework

From 11 and 12 refers to the gardeners

 13 and 14 maids in waiting to a large house or estate and so on up to 19 and 20 being served dinner by the kitchen staff with plates empty!



satchitananda said...

That is a really very interesting bit of information. Very rarely do we really think of what a nursery rhyme means. To us it generally is some gobbledy-gook meant to amuse children and keep their little minds distracted.

nityakalyani said...

I leant these while was browsing the net. Did not know that some of the rhymes have negative connotations. Will be posting only the positive ones.


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