Thursday, February 7, 2008

Socks and a Silly Song


So in amongst all the WIP's that I can't blog about yet I've started a pair of socks...some of you will recognize this popular pattern Pomatomus from Cookie A...I'm probably the last person to knit one of her patterns ... there are a gazillion projects for her socks on Ravelry!!....however better late than never....and the gorgeous sock yarn I bought from Gryphon recently, called out to have it's heathery hues on display soon.......before it's flip flop time again here in California (which will probably be next month)!

I have only knit 3 pairs of socks in my life so far and they were all basic, bog-standard ones so it is a delight to see such a beautiful pattern emerging on these......but a thought has occurred...how does one show off ones fancy socks for admiring comments?

Here for your amusement is a song by the hilarious kiwi boys Flight of The Conchords...the name of these socks (because I always pronounce it incorrectly) makes me think of this song
Warning: There are are a few obscenities uttered in this song....but only to make fun of the truly derogatory rap out there!
Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros

7 comments:

Knit Witch said...

Haha!! That was too funny! I love those guys - I never realized that's where the sock name came from! How do you think they would feel about having some knitting named after their songs? They would probably write a song about it - we should contact them!! :)

Gudrun Johnston said...

Well actually I don't think that is where the sock name comes from...it's just that it makes me think of that song...I think Cookie A refers to some kind of blue fish with this name?....

Marnie said...

That cracks me up every time I hear it. Thanks for the smile.

Just call me Ruby said...

That brought a smile to my face. Love the conchords - my favourite though has to be "brown paper, white paper, stick it together with the tape, the tape of love".

The Happy College Knitter said...

I LOVE Flight of the Conchords!! Too funny. Your business socks look beautiful so far :)

James McLauchlan Johnston said...

"I'm the hip-hop-a-potta-mus,

my rhyme's are bottom-less.....

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The Sanguine Gryphon said...

I've been wanting to make the Poms for ages - but for now seeing them in my yarn is the next best thing!
And thanks foe the song!