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Volume X, Issue No. 17
September 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:

It's time to get to work on those Halloween patterns!

Try some of our Halloween patterns:

Candy Cauldron

SpiderWeb Table Topper

Happy Pumpkin Treat Bag

Ghost Candy Holder

Cylinda has some nice ones too:

Halloween Bag

Candy Corn Potholder


Check out these sites for links to more Halloween patterns:
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/halloween.php
http://www.crochetmemories.com/patterns/halloweenmenu.php

 

Lisa and Tim


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AWARDS


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WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


"A young man whose father is a carpenter grows up working in his father's shop. He has no formal education. He owns no property of any kind. One day he puts down his tools and walks out of his father's shop. He starts preaching on street corners and in the nearby countryside. Walking from place to place preaching all the while even though he is in no way an ordained minister he never gets farther than an area perhaps 100 miles wide at the most. He does this for three years. Then he is arrested, tried and convicted. There is no court of appeal so he is executed at age 33 along with two common thieves. Those in charge of his execution roll dice to see who gets his clothing -- the only possessions he has. His family cannot afford a burial place so he is interred in a borrowed tomb. End of story? No, this uneducated, propertyless young man who preached on street corners for only three years who left no written word has for 2000 years had a greater effect on the entire world than all the rulers, kings and emperors, all the conquerors, the generals and admirals, all the scholars, scientists and philosophers who ever lived -- all put together. How do we explain that? ...Unless he really was what he said he was." ~~~--Ronald Reagan--~~~


Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm 25:4-5

For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification. Consequently, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you. Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more, and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you; so you may behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.

1 Thessalonians 4:7-12

I will hear what God the Lord will say; for He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones; but let them not turn back to folly. Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land. Lovingkindness and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. Truth springs from the earth; and righteousness looks down from heaven. Indeed, the Lord will give what is good; and our land will yield its produce. Righteousness will go before Him, and will make His footsteps into a way.

Psalm 85:8-13

 

"IS GOD GETTING THROUGH TO YOU?"

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


Christian One-Liners


 

"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


Who told Shaphan the scribe:
"I have found the book of law in the house of the Lord." ?

 

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PAGES UPDATED

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

Accent Rug Crochet Pattern
ACCENT RUG

 

Yarn Tote "Plarn" Crochet Pattern
YARN TOTE

 

Haley's Multi-Color Camera Pouch Crochet Pattern
HALEY'S MULTI-COLOR CAMERA POUCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Kay's Creative Crochet

 

 

 

 

 


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.

 

Sasha's Shawl Crochet Pattern
SASHA'S SHAWL

 


Snowflake Doily Crochet Pattern
SNOWFLAKE DOILY

 

 

 

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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)


LONG SINGLE CROCHET (LSC)

Insert hook in indicated stitch,
yo, draw a loop through (2 loops on hook),
yo, draw through both loops on the hook.
Click below to see illustrations:
http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa042598.htm

The only difference in a regular single crochet stitch
and a long single crochet stitch is where the stitch is placed.

 

 

 

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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



Purchasing yarn online can be quite expensive even without the shipping and handling charges.
If you can purchase the yarn at a department store you usually get a better deal.

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

Update to #35

35. To use my scrap yarns ( I have a large collection), I cover plastic clothes hangers, either the dress or suit, using a double strand which makes for a nicely padded cover and a colorful one.
My simple pattern for the hanger covers. It is a strip 1-1/4 inches wide by 30 inches for a suit hanger and about 12 inches for the dress hanger crocheted with a double strand of yarn in the back loop only of single crochet stitch using a size "J" hook. Stretch slightly while stitching on to the hanger.
Blessings to you, Evangeline, Glendale, CA

39. My cousin was receiving chemo for colon cancer and her skin was really sensative so I made her a wash cloth out of very soft cotton yarn. I used size H hook and made a chain of about 22 stitches and double croched it until I got it the size I wanted. When she received it she said it was the softest and most conforting cloth she had used.
Lynn from Colorado

 

do you have number 40?

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 !


 

Lisa, I love her camera pouch.
Tell her for me she did a beautiful job and thank her
for sharing with the rest of us! God bless, Emmy


RE: Pom Pom Preemie Hat

Hi Lisa, I am still struggling with this pattern. As I keep crocheting it is oval but it looks like a canoe. what am I doing wrong. I have been doing this over and over. Sorry but i just can't seem to get it. Thanks Mary Ann

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This pattern does begin as an oval shape... you work down the foundation chain and then back up. Just keep going... it will work out for you. At the end you hold both ends of the foundation chain together and tie on the pom pom. Hang in there.


RE: Bird Toy

I just want to tell you of an experience that I had with my African grey and these type of bells. She had one stuck on her beak, scared her to death and had to take her to the vet to remove it. I Donít think a smaller bird such as parakeets or cockatiels would have a problem with the bells. However Lovebirds have much stronger hooked beaks and might not be appropriate for them. Thanks! Margaret Rogers


Re: BEAUTIFUL SITE !!!

My name is Jo-Ann from Ohio and I am 44 years - Young.
First, I want to tell you about your beautiful and very well put together crochet web site, I just love it.
I especially love the parts where you put God in it, God should be put into all things great and small no matter what it might be. I love the trivia's and I did pretty well with them. You have touched my heart and made me so happy to see God mentioned on a crochet site. I have been crocheting for over 20 years now and I just love it. Thank you so very much for making such a beautiful crochet site, It is the best that I have ever seen and that is because you put a lot about God in it and you believe every word that you say because it comes from your heart and I know it is true. May God always be with you and your family every minute of every day in everything that you do and everywhere that you go. "Always in God's loving arms" Thank you so very much, Love, Jo-Ann from Ohio


Re: Love your site..

God Bless You Always!!!! Cathy


Re: Miniature Doll Granny Blanket

I have tried to go thru the link for the Scrub-A-Dub Krissy doll but was unsuccessful - has the link changed? Thanks Janet

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I'm sorry to say... apparently that item was discontinued. I've removed the link from the pattern page. I searched online to find a source but didn't find anything. This little blanket can be used with any 3" doll.... if you can find one that small.


I have been getting your newsletter for several years. After moving to colorado I found It was a great way to spend those long winter nights and days. I love researching the patterns and finding new and challenging patterns to try. Thank you for such a wonderful website and all the special items you put on your website,too. Sincerely, Lou


I am looking for a place to advertise a need. I started an afghan and I thought I could order more of the yarn I was using, bad idea. I need 2 more skeins of caron's simply soft fisherman. If there was someone with some extra, I would be very interested.
Thanks Deb Schulz


I just recently learned to crochet and I love it. The circumstances that surround the opportunity to learn are bittersweet, but it just proves that God truly is in every single moment of our days. I was sentenced to serve 18 months in a Federal Women's Prison for a crime I did not commit. I certainly felt that God had abandoned me at that moment, but as miracles prove, He was in complete control. While serving my time, I met some of the most incredible, beautiful women I have ever known and made many wonderful friends. During that time, my mind was trying to escape the horrific conditions and treatment that I was receiving and I was trying desperately to hold onto my sanity. Then, a new young friend taught me to crochet on a rainy day in a dirty, hard labor maintenance building where we worked. It was the most precious gift she could have given me. I now crochet beautiful pieces that I am so very proud of, and my Mother still displays my first pitiful piece on her recliner!! Aren't Mothers great?!? Anyway, just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful place to come and find new things to make for my precious family. I am now home and doing well, thanks to my awesome husband, daughter, grand-daughter & Mother. I was able to teach a few of the ladies to crochet before I left that horrible place, as well as be a source of strength and inspiration, because of my faith, to those who felt they had no hope left when they walked through those gates of razor wire. God uses us in the most unlikely of places and brings us through the most difficult trials of our lives. I am truly stronger, wiser and more faithful than ever because of my walk with my Lord and Saviour through an experience unbearable injustice by man.
In His Name, Vickie Crook

 


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I have to tell you about this new book.
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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


 

One evening Art's family was eating dinner when the boy asked, "Dad, are caterpillars good to eat?"

His dad answered, "Haven't I told you never to talk about gross stuff like that during meals!"

"Why did you say that, Art?" his mother wondered, "Why did you ask the question?"

"It's because I saw one on dad's lettuce," Art replied, "but now it's gone."


A man called his neighbor to help him move a couch that had become stuck in the doorway.
They got on either end of the couch and struggled until they were exhausted,
but the couch wouldn't budge. "Forget it," the man finally gasped. "We'll never get this in."

A frustrated voice came from the other side of the couch: "In?!"


** Be a Kid Again, Just One Mre Time, Please! **
Author Unknown

* Give yourself a gold star for everything you do today.

* Sing into your hairbrush.

* Grow a milk mustache.

* Smile back at the man in the moon.

* Read the funnies and throw the rest of the paper away.

* Play a game where you make up the rules as you go along.

* Open a pack of cupcakes and give one to a friend even though you wanted both of them for yourself.

* Step carefully over sidewalk cracks.

* Have a staring contest with your cat.

* Eat ice cream for breakfast.

* Kiss a frog, just in case.

* Give someone a hug around the neck.

* Blow the wrapper off a straw.

* Refuse to eat crusts.

* Watch TV in your pajamas.

* Have someone read you a story.

* Eat dessert first.

* Wear your favorite shirt with your favorite pants even if they don't match.

* Sneak some frosting off a cake.

* Do a cartwheel.

* Get someone to buy you something you don't really need.

* Hide your vegetables under your napkin.

* Stay up past your bedtime.

* Whatever you're doing, stop once in a while for recess.

* Make a slurpy sound with your straw when you get to the bottom of a milkshake.

* Put way too much sugar on your cereal.

* Play a song you like really loud, over and over.

* Walk barefoot in wet grass.

* Make cool screeching noises every time you turn a corner.

* Count the colors in a rainbow.

* Fuss a little, then take a nap.

* Take a running jump over a big puddle.

* Eat dinner at the coffee table.

* Giggle a lot for no real reason.


We had built our dream house several years ago, and furnished it with quality pieces as we could afford them. Now the delivery truck carrying the last purchase, a new bedroom suite, was pulling into the driveway.

"Finally!" I exclaimed, flinging open the front door as the driver walked up to the house. "I've been waiting twelve years for this!"

"Don't blame me, lady," he said. "I just got the order this morning."


At long last the good-humored boss was compelled to call Fisk into his office.
"It has not escaped my attention," he pointed out, "that every time there's a home game at the stadium you have to take your aunt to the doctor."

"You know you're right, sir," exclaimed Fisk.
"I didn't realize it. You don't suppose she's faking it, do you?"


A priest was walking along the corridor of the parochial school near the preschool wing when a group of little ones were trotting by on the way to the cafeteria. One little lad of about three or four stopped and looked at him in his clerical clothes and asked, "Why do you dress funny?"

He told him he was a priest and this is the uniform priests wear.

Then the boy pointed to the priest's plastic collar tab and asked, "Do you have an owie?"

The priest was perplexed till he realized that to him the collar tab looked like a band aid. So the priest took it out and handed it to the boy to show him. On the back of the tab are raised letters giving the name of the manufacturer.

The little guy felt the letters, and the priest asked, "Do you know what those words say?"

"Yes I do," said the lad who was not old enough to read. Peering intently at the letters he said, "Kills ticks and fleas up to six months!"


A principal of a small middle school had a problem with a few of the older girls starting to use lipstick. When applying it in the bathroom, they would then press their lips to the mirror and leave lip prints.

Before it got out of hand, he thought of a way to stop it. He gathered all the girls together that wore lipstick and told them he wanted to meet with them in the ladies room at 2pm. They gathered at 2pm and found the principal and the school custodian waiting for them.

The principal explained that it was becoming a problem for the custodian to clean the mirror every night. He said he felt the ladies did not fully understand just how much of a problem it was, and he wanted them to witness just how hard it was to clean.

The custodian then demonstrated. He took a brush on a long handle out of a box. He then dipped the brush in the nearest toilet, moved to the mirror and scrubbed the lipstick stains.

And that was the very last day that the girls pressed their lips on the mirror!


Doctor: "I see you're over a month late for your appointment. Don't you know that nervous disorders require prompt and regular attention? What's your excuse?"

Patient: "I was just following your orders, Doc."

Doctor: "Following my orders? What are you talking about? I gave you no such order."

Patient: "You told me to avoid people who irritate me."


A new employee calls the Help Desk to complain that there's something wrong with her password.
"The problem is that whenever I type the password, it just shows stars," she says.

"Those asterisks are to protect you," the Help Desk technician explains,
"so if someone were standing behind you, they wouldn't be able to read your password."

"Yeah," she says, "but they show up even when there is no one standing behind me!"


While on a car trip, an old couple stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch. The old woman unfortunately left her glasses on the table, but didn't miss them until they were back on the highway. By then, they had to travel quite a distance before they could find a place to turn around. The old man fussed and complained all the way back to the restaurant. "You forget more and more," snapped.

When they finally arrived, as the old woman got out of the car to retrieve her glasses, the old man said,
"Oh----while you're in there, you may as well get my hat, too."


"My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat.

I said, 'Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim." --Paula Poundstone


Reasons to Buy a New Car

Instead of an airbag, there's a whoopie cushion taped to your steering wheel.

When you gas up, the attendant asks "Can I re-duct-tape that windshield for you?"

While waiting at stop light, people run up asking if anyone was hurt.

Keep losing dates on left turns.

Traffic reporters starting to refer to you by name when discussing morning tie-ups.


A man and his girlfriend were out to dinner one night. The waiter tells them the night's special is almond chicken and fresh fish.
"The chicken sounds good; I'll have that," the woman says.
The waiter nods. "And for the vegetable?" he asks.
"Oh, he'll have the fish," she replies.


A farmer purchases an old, run-down, abandoned farm with plans to turn it into a thriving enterprise. The fields are grown over with weeds, the farmhouse is falling apart, and the fences are collapsing all around. During his first day of work, the town preacher stops by to bless the man's work, saying, "May you and God work together to make this the farm of your dreams!"

A few months later, the preacher stops by again to call on the farmer. Lo and behold, it's like a completely different place -- the farm house is completely rebuilt and in excellent condition, there are plenty of cattle and other livestock happily munching on feed in well-fenced pens, and the fields are filled with crops planted in neat rows.

"Amazing!" the preacher says. "Look what God and you have accomplished together!"

"Yes, Reverend," says the farmer, "but remember what the farm was like when God was working it alone!"


The kindergarten teacher was showing her class an encyclopedia page picturing several national flags.
She pointed to the American flag and asked, "What flag is this?"

A little girl called out, "That's the flag of our country."

"Very good," the teacher said. "And what is the name of our country?" 'Tis of thee," the girl said confidently.


Our son was constantly wandering in and out of the house, leaving the front or back door wide open.
"Once and for all, will you PLEASE close that door!" my exasperated wife pleaded one day.
"Were you born in a barn?"

"No, I was born in a hospital," he replied, smirking. . . "with automatic doors."


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