Monday, October 03, 2005

Misunderstood Lyrics

Along the lines of misunderstood signs on the backs of construction vehicles, how many of you grew up on this song?

The Lyrics
I honestly had no idea until a couple of years ago that the words actually weren't made up, but actual words that even have some relevance to wool.

Mares Eat Oats
- Mairzy Doats -
Words & Music by Milton Drake, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston

I know a ditty nutty as a fruitcake
Goofy as a goon and silly as a loon
Some call it pretty, others call it crazy
But they all sing this tune:

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?
Yes! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

If the words sound queer and funny to your ear, a little bit jumbled and jivey
Sing "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy"

Oh! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you-oo?
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

(REPEAT)

Current Knitting
Well, I've finished the main part of the knitting, and now all I have is the edging on the top and bottom.



Here's what I'm thinking for the edges, done in the medium blue color.



I also finished knitting the Beaded Bracelet by Lucy Neatby. The pattern was perfect, and I like the result, even though the picture doesn't show it off very well.



Next Knitting Project
I plan on going back to work on the Stephen sweater.



Readers' Comments/Questions
Marilyn asks, "That beaded bracelet is very funky. Did you raid your Addi kit for the materials? Don't I remember you buying beaded knitting jewelery kits? Looks like at least #000 dps to me."

An number of years ago, I was making beaded pendant bags, and so I bought huge supplies of seed beads and cotton thread. Most bead work like this is done on #0000 needles (and so are the bracelets).

Samina asks, "So now that you're on this quest to decode stupid truck signs, maybe you could let me know what the hell "do not push" on all these big dump trucks means."

Sorry, but even after googling, I can't figure this one out. The only hint I got was someone that saw a more detailed sign on the back of a truck that displayed "Do Not Push or Bump Draft". Since Bump Drafting is a racing term meaning to follow closely enough to the person in front of you that you get carried along in their draft, perhaps pushing has something to do with following too closely?

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