“The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary”.
–Mary Kurtz, “The Needlework Times” April, 1978.
That was sorta my motto these past few days. Diligently I worked on my socks. My kids ate cereal for dinner and the Mister begged me to turn out the “Damn” lights to which I replied, “One more round, sheesh!”
See in what peace a Christian can die.
~~ Joseph Addison, writer, d. June 17, 1719
I did not cheat, made sure my sock didn’t look like a rushed piece of crap. I did the honorable thing and knitted my butt off.
Codeine . . . bourbon.
~~ Tallulah Bankhead, actress, d. December 12, 1968
I can’t sleep.
~~ James M. Barrie, author, d. 1937
Two AM Sunday as I finished my first sock.
Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know I’m happy.
~~ Ethel Barrymore, actress, d. June 18, 1959
I did my best. My lost thumb nail, my sore wrist, my gnarled fingers…Alas this was not good enough.
Friends applaud, the comedy is finished.
~~ Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, d. March 26, 1827
Yes, My socks will go off to my assassin. Sigh. I gave it the old college try.
I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.
~~ Humphrey Bogart, actor, d. January 14, 1957
I just like the reference to liquor.
In reply to her husband who had asked how she felt.
~~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning, writer, d. June 28, 1861
Both the socks I knit and the socks I received.
I see black light.
~~ Victor Hugo, writer, d. May 22, 1885
Or is it my eyes crossing from marathon knitting?
Does nobody understand?
~~ James Joyce, writer, d. 1941
My fellow knitters understand.
I am a Queen, but I have not the power to move my arms.
~~ Louise, Queen of Prussia, d. 1820
Also known as Second Sock Syndrome.
Let’s cool it brothers . . .
Spoken to his assassins, 3 men who shot him 16 times.
~~ Malcolm X, Black leader, d. 1966
Obligatory militant reference.
I’ve had eighteen straight whiskies, I think that’s the record . . .
~~ Dylan Thomas, poet, d. 1953
Again, just like the liquor reference. Maybe I’d be done if I had a glass of wine as company?
God bless… God damn.
~~ James Thurber, humorist, d. 1961
To my worthy opponent. ‘Nuff said.
Don’t worry chief, it will be alright.
~~ Rudolph Valentino, actor, d. August 23, 1926
The Boy and The Teen were not terribly distressed, but seeing me sad, did their best to cheer me up.
Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
~~ Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary, d. 1923
Again. I regret nothing.
I die hard but am not afraid to go.
~~ George Washington, US President, d. December 14, 1799
I knit hard, sacrificed some of my weekend. It was fun.
It’s all been very interesting.
~~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, writer, d. 1762
I return next year, in top form. Beware out there!
Goodnight my darlings, I’ll see you tomorrow.
~~ Noel Coward, writer, d. 1973
To my idle needles. I have many more socks, mittens, shawls and the like to use you for.
My God. What’s happened?
~~ Diana (Spencer), Princess of Wales, d. August 31, 1997
How I felt when I saw the package and posting on Ravelry. I was knitting my nonexistent cojones off and just didn’t finish fast enough!
I know you have come to kill me. Shoot coward, you are only going to kill a man.
Facing his assassin, Mario Teran, a Bolivian soldier.
~~ Ernesto “Che” Guevara, d. October 9, 1967
My worthy opponent. I fear you, not!
And some closing remarks:
Adieu, mes amis. Je vais la gloire.
(Farewell, my friends! I go to glory!)
~~ Isadora Duncan, dancer, d. 1927
I’ve had a hell of a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
~~ Errol Flynn, actor, d. October 14, 1959