Matching Collar and Cuffs*

Well, not quite. A long time ago I bought a bunch of Moda Dea Sassy Stripes yarn, thinking that it would be cute for some baby clothes. But then I ended up making a scarf for myself, which I really like, especially with blue jeans. A couple of weeks ago I found two more skeins of the yarn in my stash, and I thought it would be fun to make matching socks. I got the socks finished, and although I’m not wild about the acrylic yarn for socks, they’re the best-fitting pair I’ve made so far, so I’m happy with them. But then I got out my scarf, and it turns out that they’re NOT a match after all. These two skeins were a different colorway from what I used for the scarf. But that’s OK, I think they’ll still be fine separately or together.

*For those who don’t know, this is a slang term indicating that the color of a woman’s hair on her head matches the color of her hair… um… “down dere”.** I had a good laugh recently when watching “Diamonds Are Forever”. Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) asks James Bond (Sean Connery) whether he prefers blonds. He responds: “Oh, providing the collars and cuffs match…”, and shrugs. All I can say is that although my scarf and socks don’t match, at least my collars and cuffs do.

**My husband informs me that Jews have about 50 words for a man’s genitals, but only one for a woman’s: “down dere”.

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