Category Archives: Sisters

Well Said

If you read K.C.’s comments on this recent post https://donteatitsoaps.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/challenging-my-skills/ I have to say I couldn’t agree more. “Sisters Rock!” Without question the greatest gift(s) my parents ever gave me is my 3 sisters. I have also been blessed with 4 daughters and while growing up, they, like me and my sisters, had their differences, it gives me great joy to see them so close as adults.

With that being said, I thought I would share one of my favorite quotes about sisters.

“Sister. She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she’s the reason you wish you were an only child.”
Barbara Alpert

 

Challenging My Skills

This time of year, when the darkness and cool temperatures dictate that I spend evenings inside, I tend to spend a lot of my time in the evenings crocheting. I usually make simple things like cotton wash clothes (which my husband loves to wash with) and hot pads, scarves, and slippers like my mom use to make.

A few weeks ago my sister showed me a pattern for some boot type slippers she liked. I looked at the pattern and discovered that they were knit. I told her that I would not be able to make them since I do not knit. A few days later she showed me a crochet pattern she found for a similar slipper. It looked a little more complicated than I was use to, but I told her that I would attempt to make them, so she bought the pattern for me.

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Crochet Pattern

When I got the pattern, I went to my yarn bins, and I pulled out a couple of skeins of worsted weight yarn. I didn’t have any of the real soft yarn that the pattern suggested to use, but I decided to  use what I had on hand for the first attempt at making them.

The pattern was well written and had pictures that were very helpful, but even so I had to go online and watch a video to learn to do a reverse single crochet (a new stitch for me). Other than that stitch, I did not find them to be difficult to make.

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Finished Product

I did not have 4 buttons that were exactly alike, so I chose similar buttons all the same size. I thought this might add character to them. Since my sister has smaller feet than I do, I made a size medium for her. They do not fit me, so I am eager to get them to my sister to see if they fit her, because to me they seemed pretty small. I bought some soft yarn today, so I think my next project will be a pair of these in size large.