Friday, September 19, 2008

Yaaaaaarrrrrr [n]


So, me proud beauties, today is Talk Like A Pirate day, an occasion fer all ye land lubbers to dance to a hornpipe and knit like the proud sailing wenches ye all are!

Now, before you get the idea that I'm simply a hanger-on, a wanna-be, or some other hyphenated non-starter, please take a gander at the DEDICATION page of Romantic Hand Knits (or as I call it, Knit Like A Romantic Pirate)

To The Yarrn Pirates

Yes, I am a yarrn pirate. Avast. The group that I belonged to in NJ called ourselves the "Yarn Pirates" because one day, as we were sitting around staring at the ocean (seriously) during a weekend knitting retreat, we decided to try to talk with an Irish accent (one of our numbers husband was Irish, we were just trying to make her feel at home...)

But we didn't sound Irish. We sounded like PIRATES.

And thus, the name of our knitting group was born.

So as the rest of the world things of this as Talk Like A Pirate day, it will always be KNIT Like A Pirate Day to me.


Homeward Bound
After an amazing 2 days teaching at Stitch Cleveland/River Colors Yarn, I'm in the airport waiting for my flight.

I just spoke with Gerry, I have a prednisone prescription waiting for me at the drugstore, life is good.
I'm absolutely nuts to see the kids, especially little Maxie.

I'm sitting in the railway station airport
Got a ticket for my destination.
On a tour of one two-night stands
my suitcase and guitar my yarn in hand.
And ev'ry stop is neatly planned
for a poet knitter and a one-woman band LLC.

Ev'ry day's an endless stream
Of cigarettes iced coffees and knitting magazines.
And each town looks the same to me,
the movies yarn shops and the factories fiber farms
And ev'ry stranger's face I see reminds me that I long to be,
Homeward bound.

I wish I was,
Homeward bound,
Home where my thought's escaping,
Home where my music's kids are playing,
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me.
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Blogger pdxknitterati said...

You should come back to Portland for the weekend. There's a Pirate Festival in Cathedral Park, at the foot of the prettiest bridge ever! Arrrrrr!


September 19, 2008 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been reading your blog through Google Reader, and each blog entry ends with "Burn, baby, burn." I'm guessing that somehow that line is being taken from your blog subtitle and put there. You might want to check with your webmaster about whether it can be fixed. Jo-Anne

September 19, 2008 12:03 PM  
Blogger grey eyes said...

Yaaaaarrrrrnnnnnnn!!!!!!!! :-)

-athena, captainess yarrrn pirate

September 19, 2008 2:14 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

I’ve given you the ‘I Love Your Blog’ award. I quite understand that you have too much on your plate to grant any time to this, but I wanted to do it anyway and you can safely ignore it. Hugs.

September 19, 2008 3:03 PM  
Blogger no-blog-rachel said...

Aww..that's one of my very favorite songs.

September 19, 2008 7:17 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Today is the day the Jolly Green Giant says, "Yo Ho Ho!"

September 19, 2008 8:38 PM  
Blogger Grumpy Crumpet said...

Avast! I loves talkin' like a pirate and knittin' like one is even betterrrr.

We went as pirates to a lifeguard (that's lifegaaaarrrrrd) meeting. We had scripts all planned like "Avast me hearty? Be you needin' some assistance? I be BlackShorts, trained in CPaaaaaarrrr! Stay in the shallow end, ye landlubber!" It sounded good at the time.

Your yarnification of a song is much better than mine. I just discovered some renegade unwashed fleece and have been singing the breed at the top of my lungs "RamBOUILLET! oh oh oh oh", like the car commercials for Volare. There's also "My Merino" by The Flock (eat your heart out Will Farrell as Janet Reno).

It's sad because no one else knows my one-hit wonder of the 80's repetoire, and you just can't get a good rhyme for California Variegated Mutant. (California VM Dreamin?)

September 21, 2008 10:00 PM  
Blogger Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

My hubbies squadron is the 31st Tes Desert Pirates so it is pretty special day around our house;)Hugs Darcy

September 22, 2008 2:04 AM  

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