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Volume XI, Issue No. 14
July 30, 2008

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My hubby (Tim) has been at it again.
Hes been working on updating his site on saving money on gas.
You can buy the guide for what you would pay (on average for 3 gallons of gas),
he also has a free Version which you can check out as well.
You can get details by following the link below.

http://www.gasmileageguide.com/

You can also find the free version here.
http://www.gasmileageguide.com/freepreview.htm

Also make sure to check out almost daily tips for saving money
and having fun without breaking the bank.
http://www.gasmileageguide.com/gas-savings-blog/

Thanks so much for your support, Lisa H.

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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:

Hope you're having a great summer!

 

Lisa and Tim

 

 

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QUESTIONS FROM
THE CNM MESSAGE BOARD


Post your crochet question on The Crochet 'N' More Message Board and you might see it here!

QUESTION:

I'm searching for an afghan crochet pattern with the NY Yankees logo on it.
Can anyone help? Thank you. Jan

ANSWER:

There are several cross-stitch graph patterns for sale on ebay.com at this link:
http://search.ebay.com/Yankees-pattern_W0QQdfspZ32QQfromZR40QQssPageNameZRC0024QQ_trksidZp1638Q2em120

These graph patterns can be used with either afghan (tunisian) stitch or single crochet to make an afghan
Hope this helps. Char55

 


WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


WHAT IF?

Behold, the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder, wherever the inclination of the pilot desires. So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell. For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father; and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Neither can salt water produce fresh.

James 3:4-12

With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; he will be satisfied with the product of his lips. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord. The poor man utters supplications, but the rich man answers roughly. A man of many friends comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 18:20-24

 

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good. A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but perversion in it crushes the spirit.

Proverbs 15:1-4

He who speaks truth tells what is right, but a false witness, deceit. There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Truthful lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only for a moment. Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but counselors of peace have joy. No harm befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble. Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who deal faithfully are His delight.

Proverbs 12:17-22

 

"IT IS BETTER TO BITE YOUR TONGUE
THAN TO LET IT BITE SOMEONE ELSE."

This quote is from Our Daily Bread - July, 2008 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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BIBLE TRIVIA


What is a small part of the body that boasts of great things?

 

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

 

Apple Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
APPLE AFGHAN SQUARE

 

Ipod Classic Sock Crochet Pattern
IPOD CLASSIC SOCK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

BINKY PATROL

 

 

 

 


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.

 

Row Count ABC Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT
ABC AFGHAN SQUARE

 

Row Count Cross Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT
CROSS AFGHAN SQUARE

 

 

 

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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)



* CHART CROCHET
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CHANGING COLORS
* CARRYING COLORS

CHART CROCHET

Using a chart (or graph) to crochet by can be a bit confusing. With my first chart I used I think I ripped out about 4-5 rows because I wasn't comfortable with following a graph or chart instead of a regular pattern.

The biggest thing to remember is to pay close attention to which way you are going on the chart. You can do this by marking your rows as you go. Placing arrows or symbols beside each row is a big help.

For example (in the case of a right handed crocheter) ... place an "R" beside all rows that are the right side of the project and an "W" beside all wrong side rows. This will help you remember which direction you are going. When reading the chart you would read all right side rows (marked with "R") right to left and read all of the wrong side rows (marked with "L") from left to right.

Other than this, check off the rows as you go just as in a regular pattern.

The following page offers hints on changing colors.
It also has tips on how to carry old colors through as you add new colors:

http://crochet.about.com/hobbies/crochet/library/weekly/aa072697.htm

CHANGING COLORS

The method used to change colors depends on the stitch(es) used.
Sometimes I cut the yarn and change to the new color like when I add on a new skein.
Most of the time it's easer to drop the old color and pick it back up again, especially you're using single crochet stitches. If your graph calls for strictly single crochet stitches this page may prove helpful:
http://iweb.tntech.edu/cventura/rightstitches.html

CARRYING COLORS

Here's how I do a color change when I carry the old color through:

HOW TO ALTERNATE TWO COLORS:

COLOR A
COLOR B

Finish the required stitches for Color A within one step of finishing the last stitch. Drop Color A and yarn over with Color B to finish that stitch.Now work the required stitches for Color B (while you are working or crocheting over Color A as you go). When you need to change back to Color A, you work the last stitch of Color B within one step of finishing it and drop Color B. Yarn over with Color A and work as before.

This might not appear to be smooth going at first but after a couple of color changes you will get the hang of it.

This page is helpful on how to change colors or to add on a new skein in the same color. It also has tips on how to carry old colors through that you pick back up when the pattern says to:
http://crochet.about.com/hobbies/crochet/library/weekly/aa072697.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


Threading yarn through a yarn needle can be difficult.
First, trim the yarn tail.
Hold the yarn pinched between your finger and thumb.
Push the eye of the needle between your finger and thumb and onto the yarn.
This makes it easier for all of the strands of yarn to go through the needle eye.

 

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

do you have number 53?

 

 

 

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 !


My mom used your pattern to crochet this cap and it turned out so cute. Do you have one that has a bill in the front of the cap. Judy Bower

<< reply >>

Glad she enjoyed the pattern.
You can find many brimmed hat patterns linked on this page:
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/hats.php
Some are very cute too!


I have just come across your patterns and think they are very nice
but would you happen to have a pattern of a baby bag.
thank you for wonderful patterns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
colette hall

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You can find a pattern on this page called
Handicrafter Cotton Stripes - Beach Bag w/Mat (cr)
http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=2607

I think it would work perfect as a baby bag.


I want to thank you so much for this very infomitive and enjoyable news letter and site. I have been receiving it for over a year now and have used it often. The free patterns are awsom and I have used plenty for gifts and personal use. The adult bibs were a true blessing. My Mom has progressive been going down hill with her health. I made her one, just in case she wouldn't use it I waited to make her more. I have now made her several. She loves them and don't see how she could live without them. Thank you so much and God Bless you.
helen


RE: Baby Booties

Thank you so much for posting your pattern online. I have been trying for the past 2 weeks to make booties to no avail, but with your pattern I was able to make them. Thank you so much, and keep up the good work. God Bless You All Amy


i was just going through my emails and ran across this one - just wanted to drop a line and say THANKS AGAIN!!! just love your patterns and your site!! good thoughts and prayers are headed your way!! robin


This is a great websit. Just want to say Thank You !
Joyce Davidson


Nice site! Have added to favorites. However did not fine what I was looking for - a very simple pattern for a crocheted Hair Bun Cover. Will check back.
Barbara Fowler

<< reply >>

We have a Christmas Bun Cover on this page:
http://www.crochetnmore.com/christmasbuncover.htm
You can make it in any color.


I absolutely love your site!! I've gotten TONS of wonderful patterns and look forward to many more. Now for my question. :) Would you happen to know where I might find a pattern for anything having to do with the Ohio State Buckeyes? My husband is a HUGE fan, and it would make a great Christmas present. Thanks, and keep up the good work! God Bless!!
Kristi West

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You can have custom afghan graphs made here:
http://www.citiusa.com/custom.html

I found an Ohio State logo here:
http://www.sportslogos.net/logo.php?id=2555


I am trying to learn how to crochet. I did it years ago, but I am not very good at it. I thought looking at your website might help me learn. It is almost overwhelming. I really am trying to learn the basic stitches to make blankets and handwarmers. Would you be able to help me? Thank you. Mary Jane Newlon

<< reply >>

This page should help you get started crocheting:
http://crochetnmore.com/howtocrochet.htm

I love your website!!! It's the best crochet website I've seen!!!
Melissa Roth


I stumbled upon your website while doing one of my Google Searches for Crochet Patterns the other day. I Love Your Website! I'm So Glad You Have a News Letter To! Thank You for creating such a full of information, fun website! :-)
Tina J


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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


 

 

At the airport check-in counter, I overheard a woman ask for window seats for her and her husband. The clerk pointed out that this would prevent them from sitting together.

"Sweetie," the woman replied, "I just spent ten days of quality time in a compact rental car with this man. I know what I'm requesting."


A man went to apply for a job.
After filling out all of the application, he waited anxiously for the outcome.
The employer read his application and said, "We have an opening for people like you."

"Oh, great," he said, "What is it?"

"It's called the door!"


The auto auction I attended was selling cars to benefit charity. Vehicles were classified as either "Running" or "No Start." On the block was a No Starter. It had a shattered windshield, two missing tires, a sagging front bumper, a cockeyed grille, a hood that was sprung up at an angle, and dings and dents all over the body.

Before he started the bidding, the auctioneer announced the car's year, make, and model, and then read the owner's comments: "Please note - the radio does not work."


In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?


ON MY WAY 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 father and son went fishing one day. After a couple hours out in the boat, the boy suddenly became curious about the world around him.

He asked his father, "How does this boat float?"

The father thought for a moment, then replied, "I don't rightly know, son."

The boy returned to his contemplation, then turned back to his father, "How do fish breath underwater?"

Once again the father replied, "Don't rightly know, son."

A little later the boy asked, "Why is the sky blue?"

Again, the father replied. "Don't rightly know, son."

Worried he was going to annoy his father, he says, "Dad, do you mind my asking you all of these questions?"

"Of course not, son. If you don't ask questions, how will you ever learn anything?"


Kelly's son Jordan was five when he was asked to be a ring bearer at his uncle's wedding. They explained to him it was a very important role and he was excited.

He went with the "guys" to be fitted for his mini-tux.

When the big day came they got him dressed and gave him a special pillow that would carry the ring.

Jordan looked at the adults with a puzzled expression and said,
"Where's my bear costume?"


A friend of mine was in the hospital awaiting the arrival of her first child. When I telephoned the hospital to see if the baby had arrived, the nurse said it had. I asked if it was a boy or girl and was told that it was against hospital policy to give this information over the phone.

"Fine," I said. "I can understand that. But can you tell me what she didn't have?"

"It wasn't a boy," came the reply.


When your dad is mad and asks you, 'Do I look stupid?' don't answer him." - Michael, 14


While on maternity leave, a woman from our office brought in her new bundle of joy. She also had her seven-year-old son with her.

Everyone gathered around the baby, and the little boy asked, "Mommy, can I have some money to buy a soda?"

"What do you say?" she asked. Respectfully, the boy replied,

"You're thin and beautiful." The woman reached in her purse and gave her son the money.


My wife asked me to help wrap Christmas presents this year, but I was watching football and declined to help. She then informed me that if I didn't help, I'd be in big, big trouble, so I helped. However, she didn't tell me to put tags on them, so I think I may be in trouble anyway.


Newspaper Bloopers

Dr. Benjamin Porter visited the school yesterday and lectured on "Destructive Pests". A large number were present.

The sewer expansion project is nearing completion but City officials are holding their breath until it is officially finished.

The ladies of the county medical society auxiliary plan to publish a cookbook. Part of the money will go to the Samaritan Hospital to purchase a stomach pump.

Columbia, Tennessee, which calls itself the largest outdoor mule market in the world, held a mule parade yesterday headed by the Governor.

Weather: Sunny with a few cloudy periods today and Thursday, which will be followed by Friday.

The women included their husbands and their children in their potluck suppers.

 


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