On Folk Music from the Fold

Originally published January 14, 2006

Robyn Gallimore of Red Bird Knits sent me an e-mail with this picture. It is one of her sock of the month patterns – Scarborough Fair – with the comment, “Since you like fold(folk) songs, here’s one for you!”

I replied, saying that she had been knitting and spinning too much – I liked “folk” music – not “fold” music. Her reply was fabulous – “Fold songs are for a very small group of people with VERY good taste. Folk songs are for everyone.”

I now have this image of choirs singing “Baa, Baa Black Sheep” or “Good King Wensleydale” – I know, no Carols after Christmas.

I don’t know the breeds of many sheep so I went looking – to make up even more inane titles – and came across this site which lists almost 300 breeds
http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/sheep/ quite a few, but not all, the listings have pictures.

What???? you have better things to do than look at fuzzy faces all day! Sorry, I just couldn’t resist. Some of them are so cute!

For those who have better things to do – such as, knit. Here are some patterns with sheep motifs. This is not meant as a solicitation. I just thought that you might like to see a whole group of them together. Any of these patterns can be purchased at your LYS or on-line retailer.

Now back to my soup stock, with Parsley – (not Sage, Rosemary or Thyme) picked January 14, 2006 from the garden – just 2 blocks south of 44 degrees North latitude. I am in avoidance mode – cooking & cleaning etc. I have a scarf pattern that’s not working out.

More on that in another post.


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