Sock yarn, my foot
Wednesday February 20th 2008, 11:20 am
Filed under: "Wrapped in Comfort",Amaryllis,Knit

Silkie Socks that Rock, Carlsbad pattern, 43 stWhere on earth does that expression come from? “My foot!” to mean, yeah, right, buddy, uh huh, tell me another one. …Curious.

Silkie’s full name over at Blue Moon Fiber Arts–I had to go look it up to be sure–is “Silkie Socks that Rock.” You know, like how your mom yells your whole entire name, no fond nickname need apply, when she’s yelling down the block at you at the top of her lungs in front of your friends for full effect? “Come back here Archibald McNamara Hoosiername and clean that room right now!” (Thank you, Mom and Dad, for not giving me a middle name nor a nickname so my friends went through this but I never had to.)

So, just what did the Silkie do? Looks like a plain old innocent scarf to me. Socked its little sister? Never.

Specs: 73×13″, one ball Silkie, stretches easily to 16″ wide or so, Carlsbad pattern from “Wrapped in Comfort,” cast on 43 stitches, ie, one extra pattern repeat across.

Meantime, here’s one of Dad’s Christmas gift amaryllises this morning.

Amaryllis from Dad

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Oh, I heard that holler so many times…that now, when I hear people’s names or talk about names, I think, “Now, how would this sound if I yelled it out, in a ‘yer in trouble now…!” tone of voice.
Your scarf is gorgeous, of course, and that flower isn’t any slouch either. 🙂

Comment by Joanne 02.20.08 @ 11:40 am

“KERDANA” or even worse “BABENOPAULETTENOGINNOKERDANA” that was my mom’s favorite 2 yells, usually pointed at me hence my nickname at the end (Dana) With the second one if my Uncles name made it into the mix then we really were in trouble those are her sisters names. The Scarf is really pretty and a wonderful use of some Silkie Sock Yarn 🙂

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 02.20.08 @ 2:30 pm

Sock yarn, my foot, indeed!
Sure looks good on that scarf! 🙂

Such a red in that amaryllis! Beautiful!

Comment by Toni 02.20.08 @ 5:53 pm

That yarn AND amaryllis are beautiful.

Comment by Amanda 02.20.08 @ 7:02 pm

I thought my full name was ‘Racheltrumpergetinhereandcleanyourroom’!

Comment by no-blog-rachel 02.21.08 @ 6:59 am

In old Japan the expression was “Nani teyonde berabome!” (phonetically spelled) or “Go ahead, take my other bowl of rice.”

Comment by Diana Troldahl 02.21.08 @ 8:59 am

You want to know how goofy I am?

A BIG part of the reason that I named my daughter Lucy Joy Diana was that you can’t build up enough angry steam with just Lucy Joy, plus, how mad can you be when you are calling someone a joy? You can really stretch out Diana as far as you need to.


Hugs. You are the one reason I wish to visit California!

Comment by kristine 02.21.08 @ 11:44 am

oh for sure – if I heard Rhoda ELLEN I knew I was in trouble 🙂

Comment by rho1640 02.21.08 @ 8:51 pm

Marvelous, as always (and that goes for the Stitches posts that came after this one. I’m behind again, as you can tell. Check out this page: The “explanation” for “my foot” isn’t much, but there is something there. I love etymology, and thought you might get a kick out of the website, too, seeing as your a magician with words as well as with fiber.

Comment by AmyS 02.22.08 @ 11:05 am

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