Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Meaner's Been Busy; Sisters Pushing Tattoos

Karen decided to give the Fan Bookmark by crochetroo a try. She did a great job on them, using some beautiful variagated yarns.

Then she turned her attention to a fun crocheted bookmark pattern called The Golden Bookmark. Karen crocheted the bookmark up in red, rather than gold. It makes a dramatic statement against the written page.

All in all, she had a busy bookmark day.

Ms. Yolie sent out an image of a tattoo she suggested the sisters get. I'm pretty sure there are only a few of us who'd be game for a tattoo, but I think this one is pretty groovy.

Laurie found this one and all I can say is that this is a very dedicated knitter ~

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mean and Meaner and the Two Beautiful Step Sisters

Some of the Knit Sisters got together at Yolie's house last night to work on our projects and visit. We got a whole lot more visiting and laughing done than knitting, which is what makes it such great fun.

Karen working on her latest crocheted afgan. "Colorful Squares Afghan" published in Donna Koolers Crocheted Afghans.

Karen and I took one of the finished Babette's Blankets for Yolie to see. She loved it and immediately envisioned getting rid of all of her scrap yarn to make one for herself. The only problem: She doesn't crochet.

Yolie working on a poncho for one of her grandgirls.

Yolie asked me to show her how to make the squares, but I suggested Karen help her instead since she is a far more experienced crocheter than I. As Karen was instructing, Yolie got frazzled and Karen got more direct in her directions. Finally Yolie turned to me and said, "You didn't say she was mean." I replied, "I didn't say she wasn't mean. She's meaner than me, but she's a better crocheter."

Sue was working on a simple lacy shawl pattern in greens.

Then Sue arrives, sees the afghan and wants to learn to crochet too. Yolie turns to her and says, "Who do you want to teach you, Mean or Meaner." We howled. So, I'm afraid the Sistie Uglers have forever been dubbed Mean and Meaner. The truth is Karen is one of the kindest persons I know. She's all bark and no bite. Me? I'm a barker and a biter. ;)

Karen showing off the entrelac scarf that's a work in progress.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mark this spot

Little Sister, moi, made this cute, old-fashioned fan bookmark yesterday evening from a free pattern by crochetroo. You can find the pattern by clicking on her name.

It didn't take very long at all to make up, but I confess that I am crochet pattern illiterate. I usually have to work at something and tear it apart several times before I get it right. The fan bookmark was no exception. The next one won't be nearly as difficult now that I've got the idea down.

I'm giving the bookmark to a friend who is celebrating a birthday. I think she'll appreciate a little home made giftie. At least, I hope she does.