25 March 2008

Charge of the Sock Brigade

with apologies to Alfred, Lord Tennyson (to read the original poem>). In case you need the reference - the charge of the British light Infantry occurred in 25 Oct 1854, Balaclava, Ukraine in the Crimean War. Other references include this one, this one and this one.

Charge of the Sock Brigade

Half a sock,

half a sock

Chain Link Pattern in Wild Berry - first sock

Half a sock onward

and a sock and a half of the Chain Link Berry

Into the Valley of Panic

knit the one hundred.

'Knit, 52pr Plungers!
Go for the line!'
Into the valley of Panic
Knit the one hundred.

'Forward, on 52 Plungers!'
Was there a knitter dismayed?
Over committed they knew
They had blundered:
Theirs not to make whine,
With hands full of pain,
Theirs but to try, and cry,
Into the valley of Panic
Knit the one hundred.

Yarn to the right of them,
Needles to the left of them
Patterns in front of them,
Cables and Laced.
Overwhelmed with blogs and choices
Boldly they knit well
Into the Jaws of April
Into the mouth of Hell,
Knit the one hundred.

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Half a sock to go.

(watch for it here and also on Proseknitic )

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1 comment:

Karin said...

That is AWESOME. Thank you for writing and posting that!