Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Starry, Starry Socks. . .

"I could've told you Vincent, this world was never meant
for one as beautiful as you. . ." -Don McLean

Starry, Starry Socks,
color me in blue and white -
look out at the winter night,
and think about my frigid winter toes!

Wearing woolen socks
keeps my tootsies warm, like toast -
all night long, but I won't boast,
I'm happy when my feet don't shock my guy. . .

'Cause now I understand
why he kicks me in the dead of night,
when my cold toes end up on his thigh,
and he is woken from the soundest sleep.
He does not like it when my toes are cold,
and he is woken from the soundest sleep.

Starry, Starry Socks,
I need you on the coldest days,
in sunshine, snow or rainy haze
to maintain warm toes all day 'til the end!

You'll be my best friends,
my warm and woolen, starry socks!
I'll love you, starry, starry socks,
for you will keep my toes warm when you're done. . .

And we will sleep all night,
and he won't wake up kicking me,
because my toes will be warm as can be,
and we will sleep all through the blessed night!
He does not like it when my toes are cold,
but we will soon sleep through the blessed night!

Just ask Mr. Pretty Knitty. . .there is almost nothing worse than cold toes that wander over to your side of the bed in the middle of the night. . .really, it is a rather rude awakening. That's one of the reasons I am so glad to be working on yet another pair of wool socks for my pretty knitty feet!
There are other reasons I am excited about these socks, too! Like the yarn. . .Marathon Socks, North Pole is all sparkly, and when I saw this blue and white a couple winters ago, I knew that I had to have it! I knew that this yarn would become Starry, Starry Socks from the start, and all I can think of when I look at the ball is this Don McLean song! (Go ahead. . .listen, then re-read the poem, and it will all come together, I promise!) Still, even though I was excited to make the socks, I couldn't find the perfect pattern until recently. . .perfect marriage of yarn and pattern. . .yay! I cannot wait until these are done!

I could go on, but I think that perhaps I have overstayed my welcome for this Wednesday post! I will sign off here, but I promise that I will be back later in the week with more knitting content, including a total recall of the 2010 Sock Club for those of you who are curious how I did!

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!


  1. LOL you are are too funny! Your poem goes perfectly with the song!

  2. LOL, before I began knitting, every Christmas, DH would buy me a packet of some kind of silly sockies meant to be worn in bed. Sometimes several packets. I always asked him if they were for me or for him. He always declined to answer, being a very smart guy.

    And thank you again for that EAR WORM!!!!!