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July 19, 2010

From Sally — Lookie What I Got!!!

Filed under: Back Story — surly @ 11:44 pm

My sister sent me an unexpected gift that combined my love of reading and my love of fiber.  Isn’t it just gorgeous?

I don’t know how Susan was able to get the color changes to work out so perfectly. It’s mesmerizing. I don’t know how she was able to part with it. I think it may just be too pretty to hide in a book, but I hate to not use it. So we’ll see.

Does anyone besides me remember the Irving Berlin song about sisters? I’ve updated the lyrics.

Woe to the knitter
Who comes between me and my sister
But lord help the sister
Who comes between me and my yarn.

Somehow, I don’t think it is going to zoom to the top of the charts.


PS from Susan: Asked by Sara about the pattern.  The bookmark pattern is here.  It takes #8 perle coton (which I have a ton of!) and a 1.25 mm hook. 


  1. From Susan — Well, it was tough to let go of, but I figure I can make another. I’m not sure how the color worked the way it did, or if I could ever recreate it, but I may have to give it a try! I am glad you like it!

    PS — I think your song is headed for the top 40!!

    Comment by lv2knit — July 19, 2010 @ 11:49 pm

  2. HA!!! I remember that song. It’s my favorite part of White Christmas, when Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye lip-sync to the song, complete
    with fans and rolled up trousers exposing leg garters…

    It’s a beautiful bookmark. I would most definitely use it, but then, I’m an avid reader/bookworm.


    Comment by Phyllis — July 20, 2010 @ 9:11 am

  3. Does it have a pattern????? Please share!

    Comment by Sara — July 20, 2010 @ 12:26 pm

  4. It’s lovely!!! We watch White Christmas every year. It’s a big favorite around here, especially the scene with Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby lip-synching that song. 😀

    Comment by Romi — July 20, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

  5. Amazing the way the color worked out. This doesn’t even look like knitting. Oooooh, I see it’s crochet. Well, I might pick up a crochet hook for something that size, but no bigger!

    So now I’ve got that song stuck in my head. Which happens frequently. My knitting guild does an annual retreat at a local convent (I know, it sounds funny but it’s really a beautiful place – mostly the nuns are retired) and every year, the entire weekend, I roam the halls humming “Sisters, sisters, …” At least now I have some new lyrics to add to the bizarreness!

    Comment by Judi P — July 20, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

  6. I literally just learned how to crochet TODAY and now I have to learn to make that. Who knew incentive would arrive so quickly. And then I will have to give it to me sister!

    Comment by chloe — July 20, 2010 @ 8:08 pm

  7. It’s very pretty and very close to the Queen Anne’s Lace scarf crochet pattern. Just much smaller scale.

    Comment by Tiny Tyrant — July 21, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

  8. hahahaha! Jan and I used to sing that song when we put on “shows” for our mothers with our childhood friends. Your lyrics are better!

    Comment by twinsetellen — July 28, 2010 @ 9:54 pm

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