Monday, June 02, 2008


The Trees

Before it was jazzy green sock yarn, it was a rock fable.

The Trees

by Rush

There is unrest in the forest

There is trouble with the trees

For the maples want more sunlight

And the oaks ignore their pleas

The trouble with the maples

(and they're quite convinced they're right)

They say the oaks are just too lofty

And they grab up all the light

But the oaks can't help their feelings

If they like the way they're made

And they wonder why the maples

can't be happy in their shade

There is trouble in the forest

And the creatures all have fled

And the maples scream "Oppression!"

And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union

And demanded equal rights

They say the oaks are just too greedy

We will make them give us light

Now there's no more oak oppression

For they passed a noble law

And the trees are all kept equal

By hatchet,


and saw.

OK, yes, it's very late. J. and I just got home from the concert, and I promise you a full report next post (whether you want it or not, heh,) probably tomorrow. Or today, since it's after midnight. I have just had these type of images running through my head since Rush played "The Trees" at the show, and thought a little pictorial interspersed with song lyrics was the best way to illustrate where the inspiration came from for "The Trees" colorway. Which has become one of Stitchjones' most popular, and brought about this amazing sock design!

The pattern is available at Cindy's blog.

Oh man, I am one weary warrior. Scratchy-throated from all the screaming I did tonight, and I'm not hearing so well right now. More tomorrow, or whenever I get back on here.

I so love that frickin yarn!
You really captured the trees! I know that sounds weird, but it's true, the colourway is so realistic!
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