Thursday, June 7, 2007

Yarn on the Rocks

Chris has all the lines on contests. Yesterday she had a link to this contest where you had to guess what the Unlucky meant. The blogger said to leave a haiku or something and she'd pick one (not at random) to be the winner. Here's what I left in the comment box:

Sung to the tune of “Love on the Rocks” by Neil Diamond…

Lucky in love
Ain’t no surprise
Unlucky in yarn
Mixed up all my dyes
Got nothin’ to lose
So you just sing the blues all the time


Gave yarn my heart
Gave yarn my soul
Yarn left alone here
With tangles to hold
Yesterday’s gone
Now all I want is a swift


First I say I want you
How I really need you
Suddenly I find I’m unlucky
WIP’s are all around

When they know they have you
The skeins, they really have you
Nothing you can do or say
You’ve just got to knit, maybe crochet
We all know the song


You see what you need
You can knit what you want
Not much you can do
When the gauge is all off
May be blue skies above
But it’s cold when your
luck’s on the rocks

First they say you’re unlucky
You know you really ARE lucky
Suddenly you find you’re out there
Knitting up a storm


When they know they have you
The skeins, they really have you
Nothing you can do or say
You’ve just got to knit, maybe crochet
We all know the song


Lucky in love
Ain’t no surprise
Pour me a drink
And I’ll spin you some plies
Yesterday’s gone
And now all I want is more yarn….

So don't copy me, K?

Neil Diamond songs stuck in my head now, Ruth!

7 comments:

sophanne said...

Holy Crappola Ruth!!! YOU MAKE ME LAUGH... "maybe crochet" What made me laugh harder and terrified me to my very core is that I knew the whole tune to that song and was quite able to sing it to myself- with inflection and feeling. What I hate is that I can think of no other person on the planet to share it with that will laugh as hard as me or as hard as you must have when "composing." Just some solitary hystericalness. THANKS!!!

Brenda said...

Very funny! Well done! I hope you win.

uberstrickenfrau said...

Weird Al Jankovich has NOTHING on you sista!

Chris said...

I might not ever forgive you for getting that Neil Diamond song stuck in my head.

Yarnhog said...

If you don't win it will be a travesty.

Tammy said...

Now that's some fine spinning.

If you get the urge, here are a few suggestions...

You Don't Bring Me Cashmere

Sweet Merino

or, my personal Neil Diamond favorite..

Forever in Sock Yarn

Yarnhog said...

Just wanted you to know, I've been humming this frickin' song for two days now. On behalf of the entire family, thanks a lot!