Take Your Shoes Off, Set a Spell
March 1, 2006
Dear Ann, and People Who Haven’t Finished Catching Up on the Saga of the Perfect Sweater Which At This Point Is Longer Than the Combined Episodes of Brideshead Revisited AND Upstairs/Downstairs,
I hate to stomp all over your post, but honey, we have to get the word out about the Mini-Tour for our book which is coming out at the end of THIS MONTH.
You know–the Road Trip we’re doing in April? The rent-a-mom-bomb? You and me, fighting over who gets to knit and who has to drive? Here’s the schedule as it stands right now.
Naturally, as I was daydreaming about all this, my mind started running through Appropriate Theme Songs for MDK Mini-Tour 2006. You’ll be pleased to know that it’s not Streisand this time. It’s not even Loretta Lynn. It’s the Beverly Hillbillies. Read on at your peril; personally I can’t get this tune out of my head now. (Listen to it here. Lester Flatt! Earl Scruggs! No wonder it’s great!) (Original lyrics here.)
The Ballad of Ann and Kay Clampett
Come and listen to a story ’bout a girl named Kay
Poor little thing, sat home knittin’ every day
But then one day she met a doll named Ann
So they wrote a little book and they loaded up the van.
(Knitting book, that is. Black yarn. English tea.)
Next thing you know they had highlights in their hair
The menfolk said, Hey girls it’s quite a glare!
They said, LYSes are the place you oughta light
So they booked babysitters for every single night.
(Spouses, that is. Relatives and next-door neighbors. Folks who know how to warm up chicken nuggets.)
OK I’m done now. Really looking forward to knitting the USA, in our Chevrolet. Meeting people! Talking their ears off! Drinking and eating! Buying souvenir yarn! It’s gonna be great!
P.S. Everybody read the post below about the Perfect Sweater: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.