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If you know of any stitch I have omitted from our basics pages please drop me a line.
EXTENDED TREBLE CROCHET (XTR)
Submitted by Calm215
A while back I emailed you asking if you could explain a filet crochet stitch that did not make sense to me. You answered with your thoughts on the stitch. I have since found a book that explained it - the instructions were for a curtain and the stitch was used in the loop part of the curtain. This is the explaination the book gave (XTR) extended treble crochet: YO 6 times, draw up a loop in indicated st, (YO, draw through 2 lps on hook) seven times. seems to work. Thanks again for your email and if we ever have another problem, we will call on you. Calm215
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When a pattern calls for working with two strands of the same color at once, pull from both ends of one skein. That way you don't have to buy an extra skein of yarn when you don't need it.
Submitted by Candy Canfora
While reading your tips (which were great) I thought of something I do. When you have to stop on a project, and there little ones who are very curious, I use a safety pin to hold my end. That way, if it gets moved, or little fingers want to look, there is no chance of losing any stitches.
Thanks for listening and hope this helps,
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You might like an idea I have been using.I mailed 2 scrunchies in a long envelope to some relatives in other states. It cost me about $.50 and made them happy
RE: Ribbed Dog Sweater
My name is Jean and I found your fur babies with their sweaters on to be the cutest thing. Just had to print out the pattern and try it for my two Yorkies. Will let you know how they turn out. Thanks for having it available. The ones in the stores are just not pretty enough if you know what I mean. I can tell by the designs that you are truly a pet lover as we are. Thanks again for the pattern. Jean
RE: Ribbed Dog Sweater
hello there...no mistakes, just wanted to say thanks for your pattern and
allowing me to print it.i will get busy now with the sweater..regards,
No complain Just wanted to thank you.i'll make scrunchies and mail to my nieces in Texas,Ga and Ind With this cold weather i'll use some of ly leftover yarn Thanks again Carolyn
RE: Cream Filled Cookie Fridgie
My name is Diana and I make the Oreo cookies and my pattern is different, but I loved seeing it. Many years ago, like 25 or 30 years!!! My daughter was eating an Oreo cookie and I was working on Christmas projects and thought wow I wonder if I could make a cookie like that as ornament, which I did and made them for a few years and stopped. This year while looking through some of my things found a cookie and decided to make a few. I came on this website and found yours, I was so tickled to see it. My pattern is much different, but the result is the same. Aren't they cute? Just wanted to share that with you.
Just wanted to tell you that I appreciate all the hard work that you do to
keep the newsletter going. I know it's not always easy and I thank you for
Blessings to you and your family!
RE: Dog Sweater
Thank you for sharing your pattern with me. I'll let you know how it turns out.
RE: Basics Page
Thank you very much for your pages.
I ran across a new (to me) abbreviation dc2tog.
Thanks for the explanation.
RE: Steel Crochet Hook
Thank you again for being so helpful........I finally got to Wal-Mart today
and was able to purchase a size 7 steel hook. I am now going to attempt to
make the corner bookmark you offer as a free pattern. If I am successful,
I shall go onto a bigger project.
If in future projects I run into a problem following directions, I am so
happy I can go to your website for help. You are a Blessing, thank you.
I love your sight and all the information that you have.
I have enjoyed crocheting for years and am always looking for a new pattern.
Thanks so much and God's blessings to you.
Re: help with crochet decrease
Thank you for answering my questions re crochet decreasing. It's nice to know that there are people like you still around!! I will save your email address for future questions.
Thanks for helping!!
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By Cylinda Mathews
My personal pet peeve is to find an error at the very end of
a big pattern. About 6 years ago, I chose a lovely tablecloth
pattern from either a Magic or Decorative Crochet magazine
to make for my mom. On the last two rnds, after months of
working on this cloth, I found an error. Because these patterns
are in symbol crochet, and the edge of the cloth was hidden in
the picture, I had to design my own edging. My other pet peeve
is an error at the very beginning. If you can't figure it out, or
contact the designer, you can't even begin!
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The minister's little six-year-old girl had been so naughty during the week,
that her mother decided to give her the worst kind of punishment. She told
her she couldn't go to the Sunday School Picnic on Saturday.
When the day came, her mother felt she had been too harsh and changed her
mind. When she told the little girl she could go to the picnic, the child's
reaction was one of gloom and unhappiness.
"What's the matter? I thought you'd be glad to go to the picnic." her
"It's too late!" the little girl said. "I've already prayed for rain!"
I had an offer from a large company and they offered to fly me out to the meeting on business class. During the return flight we were given gourmet brownies and cookies. Not hungry, I decided to save them for later, so I placed them in an airsickness courtesy bag.
After the plane landed I got up to leave and a stewardess approached me. She asked, "Sir, would you like for me to dispose of that for you?"
I said, "No thanks, I'm saving it for my kids."
Seven year old Johnny had finished his summer vacation and gone back to school.
Two days later his teacher phoned his mother to tell her that John was misbehaving.
"Wait a minute," she said. "I had Johnny here for two months and I never called you once when he misbehaved."
Thanks for the harmonica you gave me for Christmas," Little Johnny said to his Uncle Rodney, the first time he saw him after the holidays. "It's the best Christmas present I ever got."
"That's great," said his Uncle Rodney. "Do you know how to play it?"
"Oh, I don't play it," Little Johnny said. "My mom gives me a dollar a day not to play it during the day and my dad gives me five dollars a week not to play it at night.
A husband went to buy a birthday gift for his wife. Some friends had been invited over that night to celebrate her fortieth, and he wanted to get something special. At the store he spotted some cute little music boxes. One blue one was playing "Happy Birthday." Thinking they were all the same, he chose a red one and had it gift-wrapped.
Later, at dinner, he gave it to his wife and asked her to open it. When she lifted the lid, out came the tune to "The Old Gray Mare, She Ain't What She Used to Be!"
Our five-year-old son went to a church conference with my wife and me. He got restless, so my wife handed him a pad and pencil and suggested he mark down every time the speaker said the word "and."
After a while, he grew bored, and I asked, "Would you like to listen for a different word?"
"Yes," he whispered. "I'd like to listen for 'Amen'."
A mother and a daughter are shopping in the mall, when the mother eyes an expensive fur coat. "This year," she says, "I think that I will buy my present instead of making you and dad shop for me." The daughter nods in agreement. "And I think this fur coat would be perfect too."
The daughter protests, "But mom, some helpless, poor creature has to suffer so that you can have this."
"Don't worry honey," says the mother, "your father won't get the bill for a couple of weeks."
A woman rushes to see her doctor, looking very much worried and all strung out.
She rattles off, "Doctor, take a look at me. When I woke up this morning, I looked at
myself in the mirror and saw my hair all wiry and frazzled up, my skin was all wrinkled and pasty,
my eyes were blood-shot and bugging out, and I had this corpse-like look on my
face! What's wrong with me, Doctor?"
The doctor looks her over for a couple of minutes, then calmly says, "Well, I can tell you
one thing . . . there ain't nothing wrong with your eyesight."
The scene: Alexander Graham Bell's laboratory.
An exciting new discovery is about to take place. Mr. Bell and his assistant, a man named Watson, have been hard at work on Bell's new invention to transmit sound over wires.
As Mr. Watson toiled away in the room with the receiver, he suddenly hears ... ring, ring , ring .... then....
"Good evening, sir. Are you paying too much for your long distance service?"
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