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Volume X, Issue No. 10
May 30, 2007

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God Bless You!

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:

We hope you are having a wonderful summer!
We will be on vacation in June and will not have access to my computer.
Therefore, we will not be publishing a newsletter on
June 15, 2007 or June 30, 2007.
The next issue will be July 15, 2007.

 

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AWARDS


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WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable,
because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."
C. S. Lewis


But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, "Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it at all." And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands upon them.

Mark 10:14-16

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the sumbling block comes! And if your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life crippled or lame, than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out, and throw it from you. It is better for you to enter life with one eye, than having two eyes, to be cast into the fiery hell. See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their angels in heaven continually behold the face of My Father who is in heaven."

Matthew 18:1-10

 

"BE JESUS TO A CHILD TODAY."

This quote is from Our Daily Bread - May, 2007 Issue.


You are never fully dressed until you wear a smile.


 

"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


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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.

 

Adult Bib Crochet Pattern
ADULT BIB

 

Summer Scrunchie Crochet Pattern
SUMMER SCRUNCHIE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEW LINKS


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

None at this time.

 

 

 

 


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.

 

 

Napkin Cosy Crochet Pattern
NAPKIN COSY

 

Spirit Bracelet Crochet Pattern
SPIRIT BRACELET

 

 

 

 

 

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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)


HUMP OF THE CHAIN

QUESTION

Can you explain a term for me please?
I'm relatively new to crocheting and this is the first attempt I've made to do anything other than an afghan.
What exactly is "the hump"? I've not come across that term before.

ANSWER

Each chain has a top loop and a bottom loop on the front side and on the back there is a little hump.
When you make the foundation chain (the chains made to begin your project) the front side of the chain will look like little hearts sitting on top of each other. When you flip the chain over to the back side it looks like a little row of humps.

 

 

 

 

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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)

 

 


CROCHET TIP



If you have a scrap ball of yarn and have no idea how many ounces you have.
Weigh it on a food scale or a postage scale to get the correct amount.
If you are not going to use it right now, put it in a sealable bag and write
the weight on the bag with a permanent marker.

 

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

do you have number 34?

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

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 !


Thanking you for your beautiful FREE patterns.
GOD Bless.
Barb. Canaan


Wonderful patterns, great job i loved the dog sweater i have made four so far and both my dogs loves them. thanks a bunch.

Sandy


Re: ReadAPattern

Thank you for all your instructional help.
Itís a great reference when I have a question regarding a stitch.
I find the information invaluable.

Thank you again.
Lynn


RE: Puff Stitch Baby Hat

Hi, Love the pattern for the baby hat using the powder puff wool.
Do you have the alterations to make it to fit a 9 month old baby?

Thanks, Carmen.

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Thanks Carmen.
This pattern is for newborn size but you can adjust the size somewhat by changing your hook and/or yarn size. Sorry, I do not have specific alteration instructions.


RE: Baby Beanie

I would like to do the baby beanie cap but I am pretty new and have a question on one of the instructions. It says in R2 sl st bet next 2 sts. ch 3 dc in same sp. 2 dc bet all other sts. What does the bet mean? thank you sandy v

<< reply >>

Bet is the abbreviation for "between".
Work the slip stitch between the next 2 stitches.
Then chain 3 and double crochet in the same space.
Work 2 double crochet stitches between all the other stitches.

 


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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.
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HUMOR


 

"Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days the statue." -Dilbert


** Before Computers **

** Memory- was something you lost with age.
** An Application- was for employment.
** A Program- was a TV show.
** A Cursor- used profanity.
** A Keyboard- was a piano.
** A Web- was a spider's home.
** A Virus- was the flu.
** A CD- was a bank account.
** A Hard Drive- was a long trip on the road.
** A Mouse Pad- was where a mouse lived.


Q. What excuse did Adam give to his children as to why he no longer lived in Eden?

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"I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I only lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three." -Elayne Boosler


A professor was giving a big test one day to his students. He handed out all of the tests and went back to his desk to wait. Once the test was over the students all handed the tests back in. The professor noticed that one of the students had attached a $100 bill to his test with a note saying "A dollar per point." The next class the professor handed the tests back out. The student got back his test score and $64 change.


Q: What do get when you cross a rabbit with a spider?

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I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?

To which I replied, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?

He smiled knowingly and nodded, "That's why we ask."


Rummaging through her attic one day, my friend Kathryn found an old shotgun.
Unsure how to dispose of it, she called her parents.

"Take it to the police station," her mother suggested.

My friend was about to hang up when her mom added....

"And, Kathryn?"

"Yes, mom?"

"Call them first and let them know you're coming."


A pastor was speaking to a group of second-graders about the resurrection of Jesus when one student asked, "What did Jesus say right after He came out of the grave?"

The pastor explained that the Gospels do not tell us what He said.

The hand of one little girl shot up. "I know what He said: He said....

 

'Tah-Dah!'


An air-head goes into a bank to withdraw some money. "Can you identify yourself?" asks the bank clerk.

There's a nice reflective window at the desk, so the air-head takes a long, careful look and then says, "Yes, it's me all right."


A minister delivered a sermon in ten minutes one Sunday morning that was about half the usual length of his sermons. He explained, "I regret to inform you that my dog, who is very fond of eating paper, ate that portion of my sermon which I was unable to deliver this morning."

After the service, a visitor from another church shook hands with the preacher as he was leaving, and said, "Sir, if that dog of yours has any pups, I sure would like to get one to give to my minister!"


** ALL I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE I LEARNED FROM A SNOWMAN: **

--It's okay if you're a little bottom heavy.
--Hold your ground, even when the heat is on.
--Wearing white is always appropriate.
--Winter is the best of the four seasons.
--It takes a few extra rolls to make a good midsection.
--The key to life is to be a jolly, happy soul.
--We're all made up of mostly water.
--You know you've made it when they write a song about you.
--Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!
--Don't get too much sun.
--It's embarrassing when you can't look down and see your feet.
--It's fun to hang out in your front yard.
--There's no stopping you once you're on a roll.


After tucking their three-year-old child Sammy in for bed one night, his parents heard sobbing coming from his room. Rushing back in, they found him crying hysterically. He managed to tell them that he had swallowed a penny and he was sure he was going to die. No amount of talking helped. His father, in an attempt to calm him down, palmed a penny from his pocket and pretended to pull it from Sammy's ear. Sammy was delighted.

In a flash, he snatched it from his father's hand, swallowed it, then cheerfully demanded, "Do it again, Dad!"


Three contractors were visiting a tourist attraction on the same day. One was from New York, another from Texas, and the third from Florida. At the end of the tour, the guard asked them what they did for a living. When they all replied that they were contractors the guard said, ''Hey, we need one of the rear fences redone. Why don't you guys take a look at it and give me a bid?'' So to the back fence they all went.

First to step up was the Florida contractor. He took out his tape measure and pencil, did some measuring and said, ''Well I figure the job will run about $900. $400 for materials, $400 for my crew, and $100 profit for me.''

Next was the Texas contractor. He also took out his tape measure and pencil, did some quick figuring and said, ''Looks like I can do this job for $700. $300 for materials, $300 for my crew, and $100 profit for me.''

Without so much as moving, the New York contractor said, ''$2,700.''

The guard, incredulous, looked at him and said, ''You didn't even measure like the other guys!
How did you come up with such a high figure?''

''Easy,'' he said.
''$1,000 for me, $1,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Texas.''


A man went to buy a new tie. He found one he liked, but it didn't have a price tag.
So he asked the clerk, "Hey buddy, how much is this tie?"

Clerk: "Sixty-five dollars."

Man: "What?!
I can buy a pair of shoes with that kind of money!"

Clerk: "Maybe, but how would a pair of shoes look around your neck?"


A boy was sitting on a park bench with one hand resting on an open Bible.
He was loudly exclaiming his praise to God.
"Hallelujah! Hallelujah! God is great!" he yelled without worrying whether anyone heard him or not.

Shortly after, along came a man who had recently completed some studies at a local university.
Feeling himself very enlightened in the ways of truth and very eager to show this enlightenment, he asked the boy about the source of his joy.

"Hey" asked the boy in return with a bright laugh,
"Don't you have any idea what God is able to do?
I just read that God opened up the waves of the Red Sea and led the whole nation of Israel right through the middle." The enlightened man laughed lightly, sat down next to the boy and began to try to open his eyes to the "realities" of the miracles of the Bible.

"That can all be very easily explained.
Modern scholarship has shown that the Red Sea in that area was only 10-inches deep at that time. It was no problem for the Israelites to wade across."

The boy was stumped.
His eyes wandered from the man back to the Bible laying open in his lap.

The man, content that he had enlightened a poor, naive young person to the finer points of scientific insight, turned to go. Scarcely had he taken two steps when the boy began to rejoice and praise louder than before. The man turned to ask the reason for this resumed jubilation.

"Wow!" exclaimed the boy happily,
"God is greater than I thought!
Not only did He lead the whole nation of Israel through the Red Sea,
He topped it off by drowning the whole Egyptian army in 10-inches of water!"


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