all alike

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

My sister, Michelle, is visiting from New Jersey. I have another sister, Lisa, who lives in New York. We all (including our mother) have the same taste in just about everything. If one person buys something, we all want it. (Sabrina can attest to that). We are not weird about it, and don't dress the same when together, however our closets all look very similar. And of course we all want to knit the same things.

A few of you asked if the green sweater my mother was wearing in this photograph was knit. Yes, my mother made it first, and then we all made it. I made this last summer before my blog. Love this sweater and would recommend it and the yarn. It is the Bolero Jacket by Debbie Bliss, and we all made it out of Duchess by Classic Elite. On size 10.5 needles it is a super fast knit too!
And since we all do everything alike, I finally talked my sister into starting her own blog. If you get a minute, please pop over and say hello. I am sure she would appreciate it.
Oh, and I also wanted to tell you, Lisa made the Ranger cookies yesterday, and called to ask me if she was supposed to put flour in them. YES!!!!!! 2 cups! I am so sorry if you have made these!!!! That is why they were awful! Please try again.........I promise you will LOVE them!!!
Now I am off to enjoy my sister for the rest of today! Have a great day everyone!


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22 comments

  1. Oh wow. That bolero jacket is just beautiful. And how nice that you and your sisters (and your mother) share the same tastes; it must make you feel really connected to them (though I imagine it lead to jealous fights when teenagers, perhaps!) My sisters and I actually have quite different taste in clothes, but there are other things that we hold dearly in common. Unfortunately, they do not knit, however...

    BTW: thanks for the advice on my decision to knit a skirt. I appreciate it.

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  2. Yes, I know now firsthand about you guys needing the same things. ;)

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  3. I've always wanted to knit up that bolero, just haven't found the time. It's nice that you all share a common hobby!!

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  4. I already have that Bolero jacket on my list! It was recommended to me by a yarn shop worker and you might have just motivated me to make this one yet!!
    I think that wonderful that you are all alike. It makes it so exciting..my daughter and I, well you would think we act like we are twins. It's great because she will introduce me to new things and I her. You guys are so cute!

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  5. This bolero looks great on you too. Now we need to see your sister's version of this bolero :)

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  6. I have 2 sisters too but they refuse to knit! They know how but hate it. My mom and grandmother are keen knitters though.
    The bolero is really lovely.

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  7. that sweater looks great. thanks for giving out the info on the pattern and yarn! it is nice you and the women in your family have such close bonds and relationships. i am like that with my mom too. and are those dansko clogs i see? love them!!! not terribly sexy i know, but so comfy!

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  8. My sister and I showed up at Easter wearing the same shoes and jacket. She told me I need to leave. Sisters are the best. The bolero is looks great, but I'm still fawning over your chocolate Dashing mitts.

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  9. Ranger Cookies!!! My grandma used to make those all the time and I had nearly forgotten about them!

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  10. have a great time with your sister :)

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  11. It seems like "same genes" = same taste! Wonderful taste in clothes and knits and everything in between. Enjoy your sister's visit!

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  12. So sweet! I have two sisters and a mom who love the same things as I do too :)

    I really love that bolero - a classic piece that can be worn with anything.

    Have fun with your sister while she is in town!

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  14. Thank you for the info on the Balero Jacket. I can see it is a keeper times 3! Very cool!

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  15. I would totally go shopping in your closets! In fact, I have those Danskos too.

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  16. What a nice post! I've always wanted a sister and thought we'd be just like you and your sisters. Instead, I have three brothers. Not quite what I wanted when I was younger, but I do love them! :)

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  17. Beautiful bolero jacket - I'll add it to my list of potential projects.

    Asaknitter
    www.knittingnutter.com

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  18. That is a great bolero—very flattering. Love the jeans and boots. You are a very hip mommy.

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  19. I think I could be your sister - love my danskos - and I would love, love to have your bolero sweater - I may have to knit it too!

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  20. Cute bolero! Ranger cookies...must resist the temptation!

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  21. The bloero is beautiful! I have the opposite situation - I have two sisters and we have very few similar tastes. Weird when I think about it!

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  22. That Bolero looks great. A quick knit, huh. . .
    I've got a long car ride coming up, this may be just the thing. . .
    I'm looking forward to seeing your sister's blog.

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