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Volume X, Issue No. 15
August 15, 2007

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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:

Hope the new school year is going smoothly for everyone involved.
If you aren't in school I hope you are using any spare time being crafty :o)

Here are a couple of items we thought you might like to read:

Missing Child:
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/missing/mccann.asp

What you need to know about hand sanitizer:
http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/sanitizer.asp

Carol Alexander has a list of Crochet Events in her newsletter this week:
http://promotions.drgnetwork.com/newsletters/talkingcrochet/pages/TCNL2307_page.html
If you would like to subscribe to Carol's newsletter just click the link to subscribe
(there's a link at the top and another at the bottom of the page) and follow the instructions.

Thank You to Margaret for letting me know the Crochet N More
Message Board was experiencing some problems earlier this month.
I have since corrected the problem.

Lisa and Tim


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AWARDS


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WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


"By the time you see the blade of grass shoot up from the ground, know that the root has already been sunk deep in the soil. By the time you open your eyes in the morning, know that God has already finished laying out a good plan for your success."

 

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways, but let the brother of humble circumstances glory in his high position; and let the rich man glory in his humiliation, because like flowering grass he will pass away.

James 1:2-8

Do not work for food that perishes, but for food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man shall give to you, for on Him the Father, even God, has set His seal.

John 6:27

Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful."

Revelation 21:1-5

 

"GOD CHOOSES WHAT WE GO THROUGH;
WE CHOOSE HOW WE GO THROUGH IT."

This quote is from Our Daily Bread - August, 2007 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


How long was Jonah in the stomach of the great fish?

 

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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.

 

Scrap Placemat Crochet Pattern
SCRAP PLACEMAT

Flower Bib Crochet Pattern
FLOWER BIB

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

CAROLINA'S CRAFTY CORNER

 

 

 

 

 


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.

 

 

Clover Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
CLOVER AFGHAN SQUARE

 

Heart Coaster 2 Crochet Pattern
HEART COASTER 2

 

 

 

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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)


FRINGE

Fringe can be used on a variety of projects:
     Afghans
     Rugs
     Bookmarks
     Doll Hair
     Purses
     Clothing
The possibilities are endless !

Cut pieces of yarn a little more than twice the length you want your fringe to be.
Insert the hook in the stitch/space where you want a fringe.
Fold all strands needed for one fringe in half.
Using the hook, draw the folded ends of the yarn through the stitch/space.
Yarn over all of the strands of yarn in your fringe and draw them through the folded ends.
This completes the fringe and all you need to do is tighten up the knot by pulling on the strands of yarn.
Trim the ends of the fringe if desired.

EXAMPLE:
You're working on a scarf.
You want each fringe to measure 4 inches long.
You want each fringe to be 6 strands each.
You will need to cut 3 strands of yarn approximately 9 inches in length, so when
folded and attached your fringe will measure around 4 inches long.

Click the following link for Fringe Instructions at Annie's Attic:
http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/content.html?content_id=77

 

 

 

 

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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 find an afghan pattern you like but hate the colors recommended in the pattern... be creative !
The colors called for in a pattern are merely a suggestion and sometimes it's more convenient to use what you already have on hand. So, change the yarn color(s) and if you really feel brave you can change the type of yarn or the hook size called for in the pattern. (If you change the yarn type and/or hook size, be warned that there may be a change in the size of your finished project) You can minimize the amount of change in the size of the finished afghan by checking the gauge with your new yarn/hook choices. If the gauge is close to what the pattern calls for then your finished project should be the indicated size.

Example:
Your pattern calls for 4 ply cotton yarn and a hook size G.
All you have in your stash is 4 ply acrylic yarn and you want to use a hook size I.

Work up a gauge swatch and measure it against what the pattern says.
If your close... get to work on that afghan :o)

 

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

37. I make never-ending afghans with scrapes, I also make pickums afghans. That is making afghans with the end hanging out and they go to nursing homes for the people to have and they can pick at the ends. This is satisfing to some. Karen Showers

 

do you have number 38?

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 !


Hi Lisa,
Wow so much to read and look at, great issue.
God Bless America and may America Bless God!
My sister sent this to me and like it better.
I signed your Dreambook, but wanted you to have this rhyme that my girlfriend sent to me a long time ago: Don't Worry
God walked beside you yesterday,
Today you're in His care.
Don't worry about tomorrow,
Because God already there.
And the best thing about the future,
is it comes one day at a time.
So if you should start to worry.
Just think of this little rhyme... Author unknown

Thanks Mary


RE: Pigtail Hat

Thank you for sharing this pattern, on one of the best days of my life! My daughter announced just today that her and her husband are adopting a baby from China. The process is a very long time; but that gives me plenty of time to crochet and sew. I just wanted to let you know this is the CUTEST hat! Thanks for sharing! Kathie


I recommend this Web page -- Scripture Cake.
You should check this out at,
http://www.fitnessandfreebies.com/christian/scripturecake.html

i thought you might like to try, i have heard of one but i've never seen a recipe

Arleen


Just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your newsletters.
The last newsletter I got was the May 30 or 31 letter.
I have been having Crochet N More withdrawals.
Today though, I did find your July 15 newsletter by going to your home page.
I do hope your vacation was wonderful and restful. May the Lord bless you richly.
You certainly bless us all with what you put into your newsletter.
I have been a Christian since 1952. The Lord has walked me through a lot
In my life and Hes the only way to go.
Janet Ford

NOTE: I have had problems from time to time with the newsletter database.
If for some reason you have signed up and fail to receive an issue please do not
hesitate to contact me. I'm happy to help with any subscription questions. Lisa


I love the site. I am a christian and it is great to find a site that both helps my love for crochet AND my love for God. Your patterns are great and I have learned loads here.

Annette Lynn


I am new at crocheting and am really enjoying it a lot. I am on my second afghan and very proud of it. I was browing your website and can't wait to see all that I can see that you offer. Thanks a lot for the freebies.

Becky Maxfield


Enjoyed your site and love crocheting. I am interested in ideas for using all my scraps.

Hattie Wilson


I REALLY LIKE YOUR SITE.
I USED FOR MANY OF YOUR BARBIE CLOTHES.
THEY TURNED OUT REALLY NICE.
CONNIE


I didn't realize you were a Christian until after I sent you the message (I hadn't scroll all the way down on your page) and I am so thankful to my Lord that He pointed me to you for help. What a wonderful ministry you have, what a blessing. You get to help people with their crafts, but at the same time let them know that there is a Savior ready to receive them. I accepted the Lord 19 years ago and love serving Him. May God bless you and your family. Gladys


I love this site. i am always looking for new patterns to try and i always keep coming back here. This site is one of the greatest i have found!!!

Hazel


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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.
The projects are very fashionable and perfect for gift giving... though I'm sure you'll have to make something for yourself :o)
I can't wait to try the Flirty Skirt and the Ruffled Strap Tank.

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HUMOR


"With high-definition TV everything looks bigger and wider...
kind of like going to your 25th high school reunion."


A good friend of mine warned me that, as my three daughters
became old enough to date, I'd disapprove of every young man who took them out.

But when the time came, I was pleased that my friend's prediction was wrong.
Each boy was pleasant and well mannered.

Talking to my daughter Joanna one day, I said that I liked all the young
men she and her sisters brought home.

"You know, Dad," she replied, "we don't show you everybody."


The clerk in a shoe store was trying hard to persuade
his customer that a pair of uncomfortable shoes fit him.

'I'm telling you, these shoes are too pointed and too narrow,' argued the customer.

'But, madam, they are wearing narrow, pointed shoes this season,' replied the salesman,

'That may be, countered the customer, but I'm still wearing my last season's feet.'


In the frozen foods department of our local grocery store,
I noticed a man shopping with his son. As I walked by, he checked
something off his list, and I heard him whisper conspiratorially to the child;
"You know, if we really mess this up, we'll never have to do it again."


My sister, a truck driver, had decided to get a dog for protection.
As she inspected a likely candidate, the trainer told her,
"He doesn't like men."

Perfect, my sister thought, and took the dog.
Then one day two men in a parking lot approached her, and she watched to see how
her canine bodyguard would react. Soon it became clear that the trainer wasn't kidding.
As the men got closer, the dog ran under the nearest car.


"These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter...

I go somewhere to get something and then wonder what I'm here after."


Bill's barn burned down, and his wife Polly called the insurance company.
Polly told the insurance company,
"We had that barn insured for fifty thousand, and I want my money."

The agent replied, "Hold on just a minute, Polly. Insurance doesn't work quite like that.
We will ascertain the value of what was insured and provide you with a new barn of comparable worth."

There was a long pause before Polly replied,
"Then I'd like to cancel the policy on my husband."


Each day when I came home from work I would drop to my knees and ask my four year old son if he wanted to box. I wanted him to learn how to protect himself. We'd spar around for a few minutes before supper. One day my wife and I took our son to get new shoes. The shoe salesman was friendly and allowed my son to try on several pairs of shoes before we decided on a particular pair that he liked. We asked if he wanted to wear them home and he replied, "yes." The salesman, who was kneeling on the floor in front of our son, held the old shoes in his hands and asked, "Do you want a box?" Our son stood up and punched him right in the nose. After grabbing our son we had to spend the next several minutes explaining why this happened. Luckily, our salesman was the father of a 4 year old.

Author Unknown


MURRELLS INLET, S.C., bills itself as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina."
It has so many seafood restaurants that it is hard to decide which one to choose.
My wife and I were trying to do just that when we came upon, of all things, a steakhouse.
It seemed busy, perhaps because it had adapted to its environment.
A sign out front read: "Catch of the Day -- COW!"

Author Unknown


Five year old Becky answered the door when the Census taker came by. She told the Census taker that her daddy was a doctor and wasn't home, because he was performing an appendectomy.

"My," said the census taker, "that sure is a big word for such a little girl.
Do you know what it means?"

"Sure! Fifteen hundred bucks, and that doesn't even include the anaesthesiologist!"


As the bus pulled away, I realized I had left my purse under the seat. Later I called the company and was relieved that the driver had found my bag. When I went to pick it up, several off-duty bus drivers surrounded me. One man handed me my pocketbook, two typewritten pages and a box containing the contents of my purse. "We're required to inventory lost wallets and purses," he explained. "I think you'll find everything there."

As I started to put my belongings back into the pocketbook, the man continued, "I hope you don't mind if we watch. Even though we all tried, none of us could fit everything into your purse. And we'd like to see just how you do it."


As a nightclub owner, I hired a pianist and a drummer to entertain my customers.
After several performances, I discovered the drummer had walked away with some of my valuables.
I notified the police, who arrested him. Desperate for another drummer,
I called a friend who knew some musicians.

"What happened to the drummer you had"? he asked me.

"I had him arrested," I replied.

My friend paused for a second and asked, "How badly did he play"?


I sat there waiting for my new doctor to make his way through the file that contained my very extensive medical history. After he finished all seventeen pages, he looked at me and said,
"You look better in person than you do on paper."


We went to the movie the other night. I sat in an aisle seat as I usually do because it feels a little roomier.
Just as the feature was about to start a goober from the center of the row got up and started working
his way out. "Excuse me, sorry, oops, excuse me, pardon me, gotta hurry, oops, excuse me."

By the time he got to me I was trying to look around
him and I was a little impatient so I said,
"Couldn't you have done this a little earlier?"
"No!!" he said in a loud whisper,
"The TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE PLEASE message just flashed up
on the screen and mine is out in the car."


A woman walks in a store to return a pair of eyeglasses that she had purchased for her husband a week before. "What seems to be the problem, madam?"

"I'm returning these glasses I bought for my husband. He's still not seeing things my way."


My dry cleaner very generously gives each customer a free copy of the daily newspaper.
As I took my copy, I told him,
"I hope the business grows enough to offset the cost of the papers."

"Oh, don't worry about us," he said.
"Nothing dirties clothes more than newsprint."


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