My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


The Feast of Brigid

Once again, I was reminded by reading Anne’s blog of the Silent Poetry Reading in honor of the Feast of Brigid. Thanks, Anne!

So without further ado, my contribution:

Philo Vance needs a kick in the pants.

–Ogden Nash


  1. jacquelyn says:

    eloquently put

  2. You’re a laff riot Wendy! Have a good weekend!

  3. I love Ogden Nash, the only poet (AFAIK) ever to rhyme the word “interpolate.”

  4. Succinct! But there’s a shorter Nash poem:


    Had ’em.


  5. For Nash, I always preferred,

    “If called by a panther,
    Don’t anther.”

    Dang, he was great.

  6. Candy is dandy
    But liquor is quicker.

  7. LOL

    Love ’em all! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Ann in CT says:

    Ogden Nash rocks.
    The snow didn’t get to CT either!

  9. Another Nash verse –

    The Bronx?
    No thonx!

  10. elizabeth says:

    I did Cromarty in Koigu Kersti(a raspberry sherbet shade) awhile back. Having 21 shades should be enough-I recall using 20 maybe. I had purchased 18 from Erica then found three more elsewhere-different dye lot obviously. But I used the second dye lot on the sleeves and alternated between the 2 dye lots-that would have worked but I forgot at one point and just kept going with one. It is not that visable to the ‘unknitted’ eye. Loved the finished project-Koigu is so much nicer than DDK. Even tho’ I am only 5ft 4″ the sweater is a little short(gauge is ok) But I still love it-will work over a white tailed shirt ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have fun.

  11. Dear Wendy!
    My first post…
    Thanks a lot for making me discover a poet full of daily wisdom.

  12. in grade school, my shy, dyslexic son had to memorize and recite several poems.

    thanks to ogden nash verses i dug up for him, he got the job done and got the other kids in his class laughing with him, not at him, for once.

    to ogden, a toast:
    i luv him the most!

  13. Yanno, Perhaps a SHORTER selection next year? Scheez.

  14. This is an Excellent and Meaningful poem.

    I actually get paid for pronouncements like this, but you may have it for free, as you are a Darling.

  15. Then there is the pelican.
    His beak can hold more than his bellican!

  16. Thanks for the heads up. I posted one of my favorite poems in St. Bride’s honor.

  17. And I posted two of my own in honor of Giant Rat’s Day. One of the two is a poem I wrote last year in honor of HRH Lucy!

  18. Robert Frost was my poet of choice today–but I had posted a poem yesterday for the Project Spectrum kickoff! By the way, “candy is dandy” is Dorothy Parker, not Ogden Nash. Friend of mine did the “fleas” poem on her blog. Always a good day for a little Nashery-noshery!

  19. The working girl’s poet;)

  20. That’s a great poem! Where in the maritimes are you? I have family outside of Yarmouth NS.

  21. Sorry, I got to you from Jennifer’s page, she is from the maritimes! But that is a great poem!

  22. I love the poems, and nash is brilliant, but I did kinda miss my daily dose of Lucy. Just sayin.

  23. Great poem! =D

    I have a question regarding socks. I downloaded and printed your “Oh my gosh I can’t believe you want this much handholding” toe-up sock file. It’s my first sock excursion, and I’m finding the step-by-step very helpful! Thanks so much for putting it together!

    Here’s the question part: when the pattern says to continue until “2 inches shorter than the desired finished length” before starting the heel, I’m feeling a bit uncertain. My toe-to-heel length is 9 inches – should I start the short-row heel section at 7 inches, or a bit sooner for snugness?

    Thanks again!

  24. I’m trying to perfect my short row heels. I’m happy with the short rows, but picking up an extra stitch or two to close the hole at the end is giving me fits. Do you have any advice on the best way to do this so that there is no hole, and the ends of the short rows are neat and tidy? Mine are “okay”, but I’m a perfectionist and not happy with just okay.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

  25. I think I need some coffee before I can get into this.