A sad and woeful tale of woe (with a happy ending)

14/01/2008

With apologies possibly to Henry VIII depending on your preferred Tudor-age music scholar:

Alas my sleeve I knit you wrong
and cast you down discourteously
for I had knit you pretty long
Alas it was mistakenly

Green-second-sleeve was all my joy
Two finished sleeves my intended delight
Greensleeve I ripped you back
Oh, will I ever have two sleeves

Your increases placed on the wrong row
oh, why did the pattern misguide me [hint: probably user error]
8 inches knitting all wrong, so
I ripped back my latest greensleeve

Green-second-sleeve was all my joy
Two finished sleeves my intended delight
Greensleeve I ripped you back
Oh, will I ever have two sleeves

Now you have been re-knit by my hand
A finished sleeve is what I crave
You’re longer now than a wrist band
My sanity has now been saved

Two green sleeves you are all my joy
Two finished sleeves I am full of delight
I have finished both my sleeves
And there ends my ditty of greensleeves.

Do you see what I see?
January 068
Both sleeves now joined to the body. 3 and a bit inches of stst to go and then the fun begins!

In the meanwhile – there is another embryo sock commuting to Birmingham:
January 065
And this one is toe-up – a new and exciting venture in sock knitting

The pattern is Azure from the winter Knitty; it’s written for 1 skein of Jitterbug and what would you know, I just happen to have skein of Blue Parrot in the sock yarn stash – mmmm pretty!

In unrelated points of useless information they have had snow in Bagdhad but still no snow here. Not fair.

  • picperfic 14/01/2008 at 4:39 pm

    I’ve got some yarn to knit the tangled yoke, I so want to knit it! Just to get to that fun bit! Can’t wait to see yours finished…what yarn are you using?

  • Caroline M 14/01/2008 at 5:28 pm

    Last night the forecast said heavy snow for Thursday but it’s now changed to heavy rain. I was looking forward to the snow if only for a bit of nice bright light.

    Sorry about the vexing sleeves, better to find it now rather than very much later when you have cuffs to your knees.

  • Susan Pandorf 14/01/2008 at 6:56 pm

    Jolly good show, old chap, er…young knitter?

    Love the ditty (and the parrot splendour…)

    Bastardized ballad blessings!

  • mandycharlie 15/01/2008 at 6:20 am

    Ooooh toe up socks, you’ll be able to tell me all about your trials and tribulations, I think its always a good plan to have a friend do something difficult before you do it 🙂

    The jumper is looking yummy.