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An old woman sits in her chair,

While all her little grandkids sit and stare.

The blue cotton/flax, she’s made her choice,

“This is the one,” she starts with her voice.

Strong are her fingers and sharp is her mind,

While skillfully she starts to wind and wind.

She picks up speed, the children are in awe.

As grandma works her magick without a flaw.

Eventually they know there must come an end

To the beautiful, blue cotton/flax blend.

The children giggle with glee and delight,

As grandma puts the ball down and tells them goodnight.

“Please, Grandmother, do it again!”

Grandmother paused, chuckled, and then..

She picked up the mohair, fluffy and brown,

And started to wind it, round and round.

Grandmother showed them; the children aglow.

What was she really doing, though?

I think I have a masterpiece here. : ) Good luck. It shouldn't be too hard, though it was VERY fun to write.

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So it's like Grandma is the Sun, surrounded by her grandchildren the "Planets", and she is making a planet for each of the children? Started with Earth (blue cotton/flax) and then Mars (fluffy brown mohair)?

there's nothing fancy, no hidden meanings, in this riddle. The lady is simply spinning yarn for her children. I'm afraid I'm nearly incapable of eluding someone, or so much depth. But, I'm trying.

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very fun one.

any reason why you chose cotton, flax and mohair?

Thank you. No. I am an AVID knitter/crocheter and my favorite yarns to work with are wool (too basic), cotton/flax blend, and I LOVE brown mohair. So, I had to add something in there about the type of yarn she was working with. : )

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winding the yarn into a ball

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winding the yarn into a ball

Yes, that's what the riddle says she's doing, but "what is she really doing, though?"

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the world: blue is the sky, and brown is the earth itself

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The colors are irrelevant, just colors I thought would make lovely yarns.

the world: blue is the sky, and brown is the earth itself
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...blah i saw the answer

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She was telling them a story.

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I know this is a hijack, but I just wanted to congratulate you lotus on your riddles - they are brilliant and I thought that you deserved an acknowledgement of that :D

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winding yarn into a ball

An old woman sits in her chair,

While all her little grandkids sit and stare.

The blue cotton/flax, she’s made her choice,

“This is the one,” she starts with her voice.

Strong are her fingers and sharp is her mind,

While skillfully she starts to wind and wind.

She picks up speed, the children are in awe.

As grandma works her magick without a flaw.

Eventually they know there must come an end

To the beautiful, blue cotton/flax blend.

The children giggle with glee and delight,

As grandma puts the ball down and tells them goodnight.

“Please, Grandmother, do it again!”

Grandmother paused, chuckled, and then..

She picked up the mohair, fluffy and brown,

And started to wind it, round and round.

Grandmother showed them; the children aglow.

What was she really doing, though?

I think I have a masterpiece here. : ) Good luck. It shouldn't be too hard, though it was VERY fun to write.

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winding yarn into a ball

yes, that's what the riddle says she's doing, but metaphorically, what is she "REALLY" doing?

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