Friday, April 1, 2011

The Boogie-Woogie Beading Gal of CST (2KCBWDAY5)

A Fee-Fi(ber)-F.O. Friday disclaimer: since I have several FOs that will be ready next week ... and this is the second annual Knitting and Crochet Blogging Week ... there's very little fiber content in this week's post. I hope you enjoy it anyway.  When you're done, definitely check out Andrea's blog and see what everyone else is up to this week on Fiber Arts Friday!

I bring you a tale of a Crochet Small Talker  - many in the group will fit this tale -  to the melody of that WWII-era classic The Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy from Company B:

(FYI - The Crochet Small Talkers are a crochet group on Ravelry.)


The Boogie-Woogie Beading Gal of CST


She was a crafty gal from old Ravel-ry way
She had a boogie beading style that no one else could play
She was a top gal at her craft
And then her number came up - she was bedazzled by glass
She's crafting shawls now, and edging constantly
She's the boogie-woogie beading gal of CST

They made her craft a shawl directly from a book
It really brought her down because she couldn't hook
With any of her beads
Well then what do you know, she ditched that dreary look
And now Ravelry loves when she breaks out the beads
She's the boogie-woogie beading gal of CST

A-toot, a-toot, a-diddle-ee-ada-toot
She beads it one a picot – in crochet rhythm
She can't bead an edge unless yarn and color
Are stylin' with 'em
And now Ravelry loves when she breaks out the beads
She's the boogie-woogie beading gal of CST


She edges all with yarn and beads most every time
And whips up pretty shawls with beads shiny ‘n bright
They clap their hands and stamp their feet
Because they know how she beads
When she hooks shawls so sweet
And now Ravelry loves when she breaks out the beads
She’s the boogie-woogie beading gal of CST


And now Ravelry loves when she breaks out the beads
She’s the boogie-woogie beading gal of CST



So ... maybe a little embellishment ... but not too much. :)   Do you embellish? Definitely share ... and leave me a comment.


I hope everyone is enjoying this Friday of the second annual Knitting and Crochet Blogging Week. Only two more days to get your crafty blog energy fix!


15 comments:

  1. LOVE IT!

    Now I have the tune singing in my head.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  2. oh this is cute :) great job!

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  3. Oh. My. Gosh. This is my favorite post ever. How clever! Now my little haikus seems so silly. Haha.

    I LOVE that song, and the original. I great up always saying I was born in the wrong era.

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  4. Love both, the lyrics and the shawls!

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  5. Awesome!! You had me singing boogie-woogie!

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  6. I couldn't sing because I don't know the song :-( but I definitely have to YouTube it now! Beautiful photos!

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  7. That is BRILLIANT!!! You are too clever. I have not worked with beads yet but it is at the head of the list of things I want to do.

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  8. Bravo!! I don't embellish with beads, but this might just get me started. :)

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  9. WOW amazing lol, I was singing your song to the tune of the one you based it off of too. hmm wonder how I know that song?

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  10. Love the song. My hubby plays the uke. Maybe I can get him to sing it sometime to our group.

    I woke up today with a song on my mind but I only needed to change 1 word. How creative ou are!

    I am a bead lovin' gal but must admit I don't use them much in the knitting. I'll have to change this based on how your shawl turned out.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday~

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  11. Inventive way to present today's post! Love it!

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  12. As expected, another fantastic post and the shawl rocks too!

    To answer your question, somewhat finding my mojo. I bought the pattern last year and love felting (although I have a front loader and can't just stop the cycle, but it does felt nicely. I am making this for a gift for someone and destashing at the same time. Perhaps I can then make myself one. She wanted "fall colors" and you couldn't get anymore fall than those colors. Gauge is dead on and the perfect thing for the Opening game of the Red Sox.

    As for the picture of my lost mojo, you can "Google"practically anything and click images and find you get what you need, although that WAS a cool snag

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  13. LOL, great lyrics! Your knits are fabulous! Love that olive/black combination. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  14. That was really awesome! Still singing it in my head!

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