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Volume IX, Issue No. 5
March 15, 2006

Serving approximately 5,800 crafters...

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FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:

GENERAL NEWS
AWARDS
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
BIBLE TRIVIA
PAGES UPDATED
NEW LINKS
MEMBER PATTERNS
CROCHET STITCH or TECHNIQUE
CROCHET TIP
VIEWER FEEDBACK
CONTEST/GIVE-AWAY INFORMATION
CLASSIFIED SECTION
HUMOR


GENERAL NEWS

Dear Subscriber:

I hope everyone is enjoying life!

Let's get an early start on some patterns for Easter!
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/easter.php

 

Lisa and Tim


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AWARDS


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WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


If God brings you to it - He will bring you through it.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our afflicition so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer; and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.

1 Corinthians 1:3-7

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son.

2 John 1:7-10

 

"THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED ARE BEST ABLE
TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING.
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This quote is from Our Daily Bread - March, 2006 Issue.


The following was sent to me by Del:

HE WILL BE


The following was sent to me by Dixie:

HE IS GOD


Ann Guidry sent me this story:

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

 


"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst." Matthew 18:20


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BIBLE TRIVIA


What are the seven churches mentioned in Revelation?

 

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PAGES UPDATED

Only major page changes will be listed here.


FREE PATTERNS
The following patterns will be added to our Free Patterns soon.

Sasha's Friendship Bracelet Crochet Pattern
SASHA'S FRIENDSHIP BRACELET

 

Elegant Scarf Pattern
ELEGANT SCARF

 

 

 


NEW LINKS


The following link(s) have been added to our links pages.

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MEMBER PATTERNS


(SUBSCRIBERS SEE THESE FIRST)
However, these patterns will be added to the Crochet 'N' More website after the next issue is sent out.

Wagon Wheel Coaster Crochet Pattern
WAGON WHEEL COASTER

Afghan Stitch Coaster Crochet Pattern
AFGHAN STITCH COASTER

 

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CROCHET STITCH or TECHNIQUE

(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)


BRICK STITCH
(aka the Crazy Stitch, Fun Stitch, Crazy Shell,

Question:

My mother is dieing of cancer and her only distraction is crocheting. Unfortunately, she has a failing memory as well. She says the she can't remember the brick stitch. I cannot find anyone who knows what this is. Can you help? Thanks

Jim & Betty Faris

Answer

Try this page:
http://crochet.about.com/library/blcrazyst.htm

 

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CONVERTING GRAMS TO OUNCES

QUESTION:

Hello! I don't know if you can help me or not.I need some help with this pattern I'm not sure what this means. So I'm asking for a little help. This is for a friend who wanted me to make her this afghan, but I'm not sure I can do it. It calls for this many skeins like Red is 1000 grams, navy is 500 grams, white is 300 grams. Can you help me with this, because I'm not sure how many I need I don't want to mess this up, this is my very first big project. Any help you can give me would be very greatful.

Thank You for your time, Lynn

ANSWER:

You can refer to the following page: http://web.archive.org/web/20020202182918/www.gv.net/~paknits/images/gmsoz.htm
on how to convert grams to ounces.

According to their chart, 500 grams is equal to 17.75 ounces.
So if you need 1000 grams of Red you will need

   17.75 + 17.75 = 35.50 ounces

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn comes in various size skeins...
you will need FIVE 8 oz-skeins of red for your pattern.

Here's another great conversion page:
http://huggems.netfirms.com/conversion.html

 

ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:

HOW TO DO A STARTING CHAIN

SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

 

 


CROCHET TIP


VIEWER TIP
Submitted by JoAnna

Hi! I have a couple small tips for you .

I used to work at a video store, and when it was sold, a lot of stuff was being thrown away because the large chain that bought us didn't want a lot of the old stuff. So I took home a couple large bags that were used for renting VCR's. It makes a great place for my free patterns, 5 skeins of yarn, my hooks and a couple pattern books.

Also, I have a lot of patterns I got online, and I saved them all on my main computer, and laptop. I also put them onto CD (saving the entire webpage for the pictures). That way, I don't have to print everything, and I can reference the photos without wasting my printer ink. And if my computer crashes, I have access to another copy somewhere :)

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I always purchase one extra skein of yarn just in case... I have found
problems inside yarn skeins before which could cause you to run short on a project.
Lisa

 

 


VIEWER FEEDBACK

NOTE: Any comments left on the CNM website or sent via email may be posted here.

Leave your message in our guestbook... and it may appear in an issue of the CNM Newsletter !


Hi Lisa....I came across your site trying to find a link....for a project I'm doing in school....crocheting is my passion....I love it and I have been doing it since I was about 8yrs old....right now I have pushed it to the side because I'm in school full time and you and I both know that crocheting take alot of time....what really grab my attention is: viewing your site and I came across, do you know jesus as your personal savior....or something like that....I am glad you put that there....being a christian...I have been trying to find a way to witness more and to spread the gospel....you don't know how much that bless me....promoting....Jesus Christ and crocheting.....the passion.....God Bless.....Maranisha


Hi Lisa I am wondering if there is a good way not to lose count while crocheting using bulky or fuzzy type yarns. I am going to make a baby afghan using red heart bulky "cloud nine" yarn and I am finding that the stitches are hard to see and that I lose count easily. I've asked a few people who crochet but none could give me a good solid tip. Thanks, Karen

 

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Hi Karen: I have the same problem with many different yarns. I usually try to choose a pattern that has chain spaces where most stitches are worked so I can see where to put them. The only thing I can think of that might help is to weave a contrasting color ribbon through your stitches as you go. You can remove the ribbon as you crochet the next row, subsequently placing another ribbon in the new worked row. That would be time consuming but it beats losing stitches :o)


RE: The Dog House

Hi Lisa, I emailed this to Linda, ... I guess because I used the smaller pattern. My husband mentioned this morning our newest little baby needed a sweater to wear outside. He asked me to crochet one. Found yours (Lindaís smaller version) and put this together this afternoon. Came out so cute. I made it out of leftover Lion Brand Homespun, so it is quite warm and snuggly. Her name is Miette. She is just about 7 weeks old. Thanks again for the great pattern. Iíll be making larger ones as she grows! Letha

* Miette *


Lisa, I just wanted you to know how much I have enjoyed the no sew towel topper. In December I had not finished Christmas shopping. I had to work extra shifts at the group home where I work, my grandmother was dying with pancreatic cancer and my 4 year son was hospitalized all in the last ten days before Christmas. I remembered that I had crocheted several dish towels over the summer. I crocheted 5 towel toppers while I was with my son at the hospital - two days before Christmas. I had to sew the buttons on Christmas Eve. But on Christmas day I had homemade gifts to handout. Thanks for the easy pattern that helped me through the holidays. Lori Tripp, SC


Great issue, Lisa I enjoyed it. Loved looking at the pictures of the doggie sweaters. Can you tell me what is the size of the Ribbed Edge Dishcloth when it is completed using the size H hook as suggested ? Thank you for a wonderful newsletter. Wilda

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Thanks Wilda!
The Ribbed Edge Dishcloth measures 8-1/2" x 8-1/2"
So glad you enjoy my newsletter.


Re: TheDogHouse

I have made a whole wardrobe out of your sweater for my smallest dog Cujo. She has one out of everything I have made from Fiesta to Patriotic to one that even looks like a dress on her and then of course she also has her little Tshirts

Regina Taeger


Hi,
I am writing to let knitters and crocheters know that Mapmuse.com has added a national map of knitting clubs and groups to its services. This is being done at the suggestion of a knitter who visited our website. We have not attempted to locate and provide information about the clubs ourselves, but have provided a map with an ADD feature, so that individual clubs can enter the pertinent information about themselves.

It is easy to do, simply go to the link below and click on
Do you know of a Knitting Club that we are missing?
Fill out the form, and click submit. It will be added within a day.
Here is the link to the Knit Club map page: http://find.mapmuse.com/re1/interest.php?brandID=KNITTING_CLUBS&authCod=oran

Thanks again, and I hope you are finding our services useful!
Cindy Jett


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HUMOR


 

Margie received a bill from the hospital for her recent surgery, and was astonished to see a $1200 fee for the anesthesiologist. She called his office to demand an explanation.

"Is this some kind of mistake?" Margie asked when she got the doctor on the phone.

"No, not at all," the doctor said calmly.

"Well," said Margie, "that's awfully costly for knocking someone out."

"Not at all," replied the doctor.
"I knock you out for free. The 1200 dollars is for bringing you back around."


While at the mall, I saw an elderly couple holding hands while they were walking. As they approached, I commented on how romantic it was.

He replied, "We have been holding hands when we go out in public for over thirty years. I have to. If I let go, she shops."


We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the "Seniors' Special" was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $1.99.

"Sounds good," my wife said. "But I don't want the eggs."

"Then I'll have to charge you two dollars and forty-nine cents because you're ordering a la carte," the waitress warned her.

"You mean I'd have to pay for not taking the eggs?" my wife asked incredulously. "Then I'll take the Special."

"How do you want your eggs?"

"Raw and in the shell!" my wife replied.

She took the two eggs home.


A businessman boarded a plane to find, sitting next to him, an elegant woman wearing the largest, most stunning diamond ring he had ever seen. He asked her about it.

"This is the Klopman diamond," she said.
"It is beautiful, but there is a terrible curse that goes with it."

"What's the curse?" the man asked. "Mr. Klopman."


The Sunday School teacher described how Lot's wife looked back at Sodom and was turned into a pillar of salt.

Suddenly Jimmy interrupted. "My mom looked back once while she was driving," he announced triumphantly, "and she turned into a telephone pole!"


Two goobers, Carol and Sandi, were walking down the street.
Carol noticed a compact on the sidewalk and leaned down to pick it up. She opened it, looked in the mirror and said, "Hmmm, this person looks familiar."

Sandi said, "Let me look!" So Carol handed her the compact. Sandi looked in the mirror and said, "DUH, you idiot, it's me!"


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With a blue elephant gun.

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Twist his nose until he turns blue and then use the blue elephant gun.


Before going on vacation, I decided on the spur of the moment to have my very long, permed hair cut to a very short style shaved to the neck.

My first day back, I passed my boss in the hallway. "Did you miss me?" I asked.

"Miss you?" he echoed. "Who are you?"


A skunk family was cornered by a pack of wolves.

The mama skunk said to her babies, "Let us spray."


Soon after our last child left home for college, my husband was resting next to me on the couch with his head in my lap. I carefully removed his glasses.

"You know, honey," I said sweetly, "Without your glasses you look like the same handsome young man I married."

"Honey," he replied with a grin, "Without my glasses, you still look pretty good too!"


The farmer's son was returning from the market with a crate of chickens his father had entrusted to him, when all of a sudden the box fell and broke open.

Chickens scurried off in different directions, but the determined boy walked all over the neighborhood scooping up the wayward birds and returning them to the repaired crate. Hoping he had found them all, the boy reluctantly returned home, expecting the worst.

"Pa, the chickens got loose," the boy confessed sadly, "but I managed to find all twelve of them."

"Well, you done a good job, son," the farmer beamed.

"You left with seven."


A young schoolboy was having a hard time pronouncing the letter ''R,'' and all the other kids were, of course, teasing him about it.

To help him out, the teacher gave him a sentence to practice at home: ''Robert gave Richard a rap in the ribs for roasting the rabbit so rare.'' In class a few days later, the teacher asked the boy to recite the sentence out loud.

The boy nervously eyed his classmates--many of them already laughing at him--then replied, ''Bob gave Dick a poke in the side because the bunny wasn't cooked enough.''


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