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Volume XII, Issue No. 9
May 15, 2009

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God Bless You!

FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:

GENERAL NEWS
QUESTIONS FROM THE CNM MESSAGE BOARD
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:

 

Here is a very helpful article on "How to successfully price your crafts".

 

 

Sawyer likes the computer :o)

He tried to help me
do my newsletter :0)


My clematis vine and snowball bush have both bloomed
beautifully this year, despite storms and tons of rain.
(Click the photo to see a larger version)

 

Clematis 051209

 

Snowball Bush

    

 

 

 

 

Lisa and Tim

 

 

The Breast Cancer Site

 


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QUESTIONS FROM
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QUESTION:

I am looking for a pattern for chickens/roosters crocheted over large eggs. The originals I saw were crocheted over the old L'eggs stocking containers. They were done in yellows and reds. Blessings to all who read.
Linda Howard

 

ANSWER:

Try these:

http://www.baycrochet.com/patchick.htm

http://www.karensvariety.com/NEWSLETTER/Patterns/EggWarmers.htm

 

 


WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


WHISPERS

 

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me.

Galatians 2:20

And one of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, "What commandment is the foremost of all?" Jesus answered, "The foremost is, 'HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.' The Second is this, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' There is no other commandment greater than these." And the scribe said to Him, "Right, Teacher, You have truly stated that HE IS THE ONE; AND THERE IS NO ONE ELSE BESIDES HIM; AND TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL THE HEART AND WITH ALL THE UNDERSTANDING AND WITH ALL THE STRENGTH, AND TO LOVE ONE'S NEIGHBOR AS HIMSELF, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.

Mark 12:28-33

A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

John 13:34-35

If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

1 Corinthians 13:3-8

 

"A LITTLE LOVE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE."

This quote is from Our Daily Bread - May, 2009 Issue.


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


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PAGES UPDATED

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

 

Row Count "A" Coaster Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT
"A" COASTER

 


Row Count Mom Coaster Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT
MOM
AFGHAN SQUARE

 

CORRECTIONS (in teal)
Revisions have been made to the Row Count patterns.
Many said "fasten off", when they should have said:
"
Do Not Fasten off".

 

 

 

 

The following page is a list of uses of scrap yarns:
SCRAP YARN IDEAS

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEW LINKS


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MEMBER PATTERNS


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Row Count Dad Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT
DAD AFGHAN SQUARE

 

Row Count B Coaster Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT
"B" 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)



INVISIBLE FINISH OFF (IFO)

Here's a tutorial that shows an interesting way to finish off a
granny square so there's no bump on the side of it.

http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/invisible-finish.htm

 

 

 

 

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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)

This file is very informative when learning to crochet:
http://www.lionbrand.com/faq/learnToCrochet.pdf

 


CROCHET TIP


If possible, when storing crocheted or knitted garments, fold them instead of hanging them up.
If you must hang them, use a well-padded hanger.

 

 

 

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

do you have number 68?

 

 

The following page is compilation of uses for scrap yarns:
SCRAP YARN IDEAS

If you have a use that's not listed email me!

 


VIEWER FEEDBACK

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Hello. I am a member of a group of ladies in the Women's Trauma and Recovery clinic at the Seattle Veteran's Administration Hospital that meets every other Thursday that uses knitting and crocheting as a form of therapy to recover from trauma. We have made one blanket for a fellow female veteran already, and we are working on a second. We are always looking for more patterns for squares, as we use 8x8" squares to make our blankets with. I was wondering if you would mind if I printed up your breast cancer ribbon square for our group. We do not sell the blankets we make, we gift them to fellow women veterans that are also in the trauma and recovery clinic who are undergoing cancer treatments, specifically breast cancer.. DiAnna Southard US Navy veteran

<< reply >>

Sure... you can use my patterns for your efforts.
My squares aren't 8x8 but you can always add additional border rows to get that size.
I would love to see some of the afghans you make using my squares.

OH... you also have my permission to sell afghans made using my patterns.
All I ask is the pattern itself not be sold. Have a great week!


RE: Soldier's_Prayer_Stone

I want to thank you for this pattern my son is leaving the 16th for Iraq so this is something I will be glad to send him.

Rho M


Subject: Row_Count_Breast_Cancer_Ribbon_Afghan_Square

I was just wondering if there is an easier way to do this without having to cut off your string each and every time you need to change your colors? Thanks for your help,Christine

<< reply >>

I never cut the string... I carry the unused color along the top of the stitches,
dropping it where I need it again so I can pick it back up easily.


Subject: Row_Count_Breast_Cancer_Ribbon_Afghan_Square

Iím sorry to bother you again, but I have recently picked up on crocheting again, and I am having a little bit of a tough time. I have been carrying along the color like you said but when I get to the end, as I go up my square is crooked. And am I supposed to carry both of the strands up the side or just one color? Thank you so much for your help, and if you are a Mother, Happy Motherís Day. Christine

<< reply >>

I drop the color before the edge... then pick it up on the way back when I need it, only working with one strand at a time. As long as you have 28 stitches on each row your square should be even along the edges.


I AM TRYING TO MAKE THE NO-SEW TOWEL TOPPER. AFTER I MAKE THE TOWEL LOOP THE NEXT ROUND SAYS 2 DC IN EACH SC ALONG BOTH SIDES. SHOULD HAVE 28 DCS. WELL, IT SURE IS A LOT MORE THAN 28 ALONG BOTH SIDES. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?......DIANE P. FROM CT. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP.......... BAX560

<< reply >>

There are 7 stitches on the handle... you put 2 double crochets in the back loop of each stitch... be sure you don't work into the chain 3 on either end. When you turn the handle over you work two doubles in the unworked loop of each stitch.

I just made two of these... and believe me, it's difficult to put some patterns into words.
I hope that cleared this one up for you.


Hi I know this is a dumb question, but how long should the hats be.
I am new to this and am trying to fingure out a few basics.

I would like to make hats to donate this year, I did last year. I'm not sure if I made the length long enough on them. My son is my guide for the adult hats, but I have no one to help with smaller ones.

Thanks for any tips you can give me Marj

<< reply >>

No such thing as a dumb question. If I remember correctly (already gave the hat away) William's Baby Hat is a little bit larger than newborn size.

To be honest, I use one of my daughters dolls sometimes for a hat model. Some hat patterns work well if you make them longer because you can turn up a cuff and as the baby grows you can adjust the cuff size so the hat still fits the head.

You might like this pattern:
http://www.crochetnmore.com/puffstitchbabyhat.htm
it's newborn size and you can adjust the length by adding additional rows before you begin the post and puff stitches.

Here's a page that you might enjoy also:
http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2008/06/crocheted-baby-hat-nice-hat-for-new.html


Subject: hello im just wondering-

hi i just came across your pattern for a friendship bracelet that i loved! I recentally made it,and im just wondering if i could sell them this summer? Thank you for your time
Chelsey Brandon

<< reply >>

You have my permission to sell items made using my patterns. Please note that not all patterns on my website are my designs. Also, please do not sell my patterns or repost/reprint them anywhere. Thanks for asking!

<< Chelsey's reply >>

Thank you so much! Oh dont worry I wont sell your patterns and thanks for all of your help.


RE: MY GRANDMA MADE A SWEATER FOR MY PUPPIES

CONEY made some sweaters for my puppies ,the sweaters are so pretty.
GRANDMA CONEY made all of the sweaters.
Bobbi Calderon


Subject: Doll_Booties

Where shall I place the marker
Simi

<< reply >>

Place the marker at the end of each round...
this will help you know when one round ends and the next one begins.


Subject: Emma's_Baby_Booties

I have a Q about your pattern and I have googled it. In the pattern there are several use of the term "bl" and I checked most other patterns and they show "bl" to be the term block. You state bl's is that block stitch ?

I got the feeling the way it was explained it was bl for bottom layer? because it has you starting in the sole for doing the toe. Please inform me
Sincerely... Rose Schultz P.S.

This pattern is so perfect, im really excited about it. I love the looks, dainty, its just great.
Thank you for sharing with us.

<< reply >>

BL is "block" in filet crochet but not regular crochet.

BL in this instance is "back loop".
Instead of crocheting in the entire stitch which is both loops on the top of the stitch... you only catch or go through one of the loops when you do each stitch.

The front loop (fl) is the loop closest to you.
The back loop (bl) is the loop farthest from you.
This page offers photos of each:
http://crochet.about.com/hobbies/crochet/library/blbackfrontloop.htm


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I'm so happy to have it in my crochet library.

Katherine Lee has an eye for style and a definite knack for creating beautiful crochet patterns.
I was really happy with the large colorful project photos.
There's something for everyone!
The aspect of Fabulous and Flirty Crochet that stood out to me was the section on the yarns used in the patterns.
One page shows "actual size" photos of the yarns which makes it super easy to substitute other yarns if you want to.
For those who stay strictly to the recommended yarn in a pattern Katherine has included a yarn resource list.
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HUMOR


 

Q. Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous?

A. Because no one wants to quit.


Vincent Van Gogh had a really large family.
Here's a listing of some of the lessor known ones...

The grandfather who moved to Yugoslavia ........ U. Gogh
The brother who bleached all his clothes white .. Hue Gogh
The sister who wore a mini skirt to dance in bars ... Go Gogh
The real obnoxious brother .......... Please Gogh
The brother who ate prunes ............ Gotta Gogh
The uncle who worked at a convenience store ....... Stop N Gogh
His dizzy aunt ............. Verti Gogh
The cousin that moved to Illinois ......... Chicah Gogh
His magician uncle .............. Wherediddy Gogh
The cousin who lived in Mexico .......... Amee Gogh
Another cousin who lived in Mexico ......... Green Gogh
Nephew that drove a stage coach .......... Wells Far Gogh
Aunt who was a good dancer .............. Tan Gogh


As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang.
Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him,
"Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on 280.
Please be careful!"

"Honey," said Herman, "It's not just one car. It's hundreds of them!"


One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to begin. Although the old man and his clothes were spotlessly clean, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were very worn and ragged. In his hand he carried a worn out old hat and an equally worn out bible.

The church he entered was in a very upscale and exclusive part of the city. It was the largest and most beautiful church the old cowboy had ever seen. The people of the congregation were all dressed with expensive clothes and accessories. As the cowboy took a seat, the others moved away from him. No one greeted, spoke to, or welcomed him. They were all appalled at his appearance and did not attempt to hide it. The preacher gave a long sermon about Hellfire and brimstone and a stern lecture on how much money the church needed to do God's work.

As the old cowboy was leaving the church, the preacher approached him and asked the cowboy to do him a favor. "Before you come back in here again, have a talk with God and ask him what He thinks would be appropriate attire for worship."The old cowboy assured the preacher he would.

The next Sunday, he showed back up for the services wearing the same ragged jeans, shirt, boots, and hat. Once again he was completely shunned and ignored. The preacher approached the man and said, "I thought I asked you to speak to God before you came back to our church."

"I did," replied the old cowboy.

"If you spoke to God, what did he tell you the proper attire should be for worshiping in here?" asked the preacher.

"Well, sir, God told me that He didn't have a clue what I should wear... He says He's never been in this church before."


I couldn't decide whether to go to Salt Lake City or Denver for vacation, so I called the airlines to get prices. "Airfare to Denver is $300," the cheery salesperson replied.

"And what about Salt Lake City?"

"We have a really great rate to Salt Lake -- $99," she said.
"But there is a stopover."

"Where?"

"In Denver," she said.


Family dinner was an enjoyable weekly ritual for us. Although my Mother was in her late 80's she certainly still had the ability to clearly say what was on her mind.

This was the first dinner on my sister's beautiful new dining room furniture. As we all sat enjoying good food and conversation Mom kept squirming in her chair. Finally, my sister asked, "Are you alright? Are you uncomfortable?"

Without looking up from her dinner Mom replied, "No, the chair is."


You may have heard about a new bride who was a bit embarrassed to be known as a honeymooner.
So when she and her husband pulled up to the hotel, she asked him if there was any way that they could make it appear that they had been married a long time.

He responded, "Sure Honey. You carry the suitcases!"


On my say to deliver a computer to a customer, I saw a handwritten sign at the entrance of an alley. It read: "Blocked! Do not pass! Difficult to turn back."

I continued anyway, only to discover that the alley was indeed blocked by a fallen tree. As predicted, it took a while to turn the truck around.

When I finally got back to the entrance, I noticed a second sign. It read: "Told you so!"


A little boy came home from the playground with a bloody nose, black eye, and torn clothing. It was obvious he'd been in a bad fight and lost. While his father was patching him up, he asked his son what happened.

"Well, Dad," said the boy, "I challenged Larry to a duel. And, you know, I gave him his choice of weapons."

"Uh-huh," said the father, "that seems fair."

"I know, but I never thought he'd choose his big sister!"


What a life. When I was a kid I asked my dad if I could go ice skating.
He told me to wait until it gets warmer. -- Rodney Dangerfield


Barbie, a waitress, decided to put her matchmaking skills to the test with our mutual friend Mike. She figured that Sandy, another customer who seemed to have much in common with Mike, would be an ideal date.

One day Mike came into the restaurant when Sandy was also there. Barbie dragged Mike over to Sandy's table and introduced the two. Then she watched, in amazement, as Mike put his arm around the young woman and said in his best mock-seductive voice, "Hellooooh, Sandy."

"You guys know each other?" Barbie asked.

"We sure do," said Mike. "She's my sister."


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