Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Victorian Rose-Lipt Maiden Faire Socks

The yarn (Perfect Day Yarns Beat Sock) is a joy to work with. The is colorway
Rose-Lipt Maiden. Pink is not my thing but I enjoyed the brightness. No knots! Uniform throughout.
The pattern is Victorian Lace Socks by Lorri Ann Romesberg.
The following is listed on the Perfect Day Yarn website as the inspiration for dying the yarn.

With Rue My Heart Is Laden by A.E. Housman
With rue my heart is laden
For golden friends I had
,For many a rose-lipt maiden
And many a lightfoot lad.

By brooks too broad for leaping
The lightfoot boys are laid;
The rose-lipt girls are sleeping
In fields where roses fade.

I liked the color and I like the poem. One day at open mic night my husband sang the following song and I thought “Perfect” so hense the name of my socks.

The Song With No Name by Shane MacGowan
Long years ago I fell in love with a lady proud and fair
So passionate were she and I we made fire in the air
I loved her more than life itself she loved me just the same
And it broke my heart to think we’d part if she ended the affair

But I was brutal, I was ignorant, I was cruel, I was brash
I never gave a damn about the beauty that I’d smashed
No sadist I, I found delight in making my love cry
Now I’d pray for a single kiss from her to be lashed and crucified

And now I fear this lady fair can never more be mine
Long gone are nights in my lonely bed all suffering and crying
And though I fear that through this life she’ll call me only friend
‘Til I’m dead and buried in my grave my love will never end
You can hear part of the song from U-Tube