Then she got it right!!!
It was a very simple crochet project. I was to make her a scarf....a pink ribbon scarf. It's to be white with a pink ribbon symbol interlaced into it.
Well here's where it all goes to hell...I don't do patterns.
When I was 9 my great grandmother gave me a crochet hook and some yarn and said, "Do it like this." and showed me how to do it.
There were no names for the stitches.
There was no patterns to look at....I just did my own thing.
And I still do.
The dresses I've made for MzAngie's nieces....my own idea. You will not find another one like it. And for that matter....I wouldn't be able to do it again to save my soul.
I've made RubyJune 2 scarves already!
But now she wants another.
To complicate matters, my mother was there when RubyJune gave me "the gift that keeps on giving....she didn't want me to make her one. She wanted a pattern to make her own. And turned the whole thing into a competition...who can make the best "gift that keeps on giving."??
I was quick to tell both of them that I can't do patterns...the instructions might well be written in chinese for all I get outta it!!
"Oh No! It's really easy. You can do it." my mother said.
I was slightly miffed.
But I'll go along with it.
I bought the softest yarn. I mean I'm makin' it for my baby sister, it needs to be super soft.
Found the right hook....Thank goodness Roy and I go to auctions. I have several different sizes.
And I set down on Sunday to work on it.
By Sunday evening I was more than slightly miffed.....this isn't what I'd do!!
Somehow the softness was gone. I was followin' what I thought was right by the stupid pattern!
It was just awful!!
I sent my sister an email to tell her the misery that she had inflicted upon me....and all she said was, "you're so funny"
One of us is not laughing!!!
But I'll go along with it...I'll keep trudgin' thru!
By Monday evenin' Roy looked at me horrified as I was rippin' that damn scarf apart!!!
Cussin' with every pull of the yarn!!!
People all over the world have heard me cussin' about that damn scarf!!
If only I could have made it into socks!!!!
I was even sent to bed by Thystle!!!
But I sat down on Tuesday with a fresh eyes and determined not to bested by that damn scarf!
So far so good....... And then......