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Friday, December 28, 2012

Mom's Kitchen Set Hot Mat


Mom's Kitchen Set Hot Mat

 

 

J hook

Peaches & Crème  Double worsted weight Cotton Yarn

1 ball Daisy Ombre #165 1 ball #1 White
This yarn is no longer made, so you can use 2 strands of worsted weight or cotton yarn in it’s place.

 With Daisy Ombre, chain 5,join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 4,*dc in ring, ch 1; repeat from* 11 times. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (12dc)

Rnd 2: Sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same space, ch 1; *2 dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1. repeat from *11 times. Sl st in top  of beg ch-3. (12ch-1 sp).

Rnd 3: Sl st across to ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc in same sp), ch1, * 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Sl st in top of beg ch 3.  (12 ch-1 sp)

Rnd 4: Sl st across to ch 1 sp, (ch 3, 3dc in same place) Ch1, *4 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, repeat from * around. Sl st in top of beg.3. (12 ch-1 sp), fasten off Daisy Ombre, attach white.

Rnd 5: Sl st across to ch 1 sp, (ch 3, 1dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same place). Ch 1, *2dc, ch1, 2dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, repeat from * around. Sl st in beg of ch 3. ( 24 ch-1 sp), fasten off white,  attach Daisy Ombre

Rnd 6: Sl st across to ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc in same sp), ch1, * 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1. Repeat from * around.  Sl st in top of beg ch 3. (24 ch 1 sp).

Rnd 7: Sl st across to ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 3 dc in same sp), ch 1, * 4dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1. Repeat from * around.  Sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Rnd 8: Sl st across to ch 1 sp, (ch 3, 1dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same place). Ch 1, *2dc, ch1, 2dc in  next ch 1 sp, ch 1, repeat from * around. Sl st in beg of ch 3.  (48 ch 1 sp)

Rnd 9 Edging : Sl st to first ch 1 sp, ch 3, 1dc in same place, *sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, 1dc in same place as sc, repeat from * around, end Sl st in bottom of first ch-3. Fasten off and weave in end.

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Sole Survivor



 5 stars to: Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz
shocking, sad, moving, powerful, great read.

The Black Box


I emptied the garbage and saw him pull the pill out of his pocket, open it and dump it into my coffee. Then he added milk. I had moved back to the sink. He turned and said “here’s your coffee”. I watched him leave the kitchen, I dumped it out and got a fresh cup of coffee, turned and there he was, standing in the doorway. Teeth clinched, fists balled up, I thought he was going to hit me. Such anger on his face.

 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone. May you find peace, love, joy  and happiness in the coming New Year. Be Safe and stay well. Thank you all for visiting my site, please come back often.

Nina

Bright Pinks dishcloth

Bright Pinks @ 2001  By N. L. Banks

 

1 ball each Peaches & Crème by Elmore-Pisgah, Inc.

# 31 Shocking Pink,  #175 fiesta Ombre  G Hook

 With Pink chain, 27.

Row 1  1sc in 2nd chain from hook, and in each chain across row, chain 3, turn.

 Row 2  skip 2 sc, * 1dc in each of next 3sc, pass hook in front  of last 3dc, insert hook in skipped sc before the dc group, draw up a loop and complete the sc, skip 1sc, * repeat from * to * across row, end 1dc in last dc, chain 1, turn.

 Row 3  1 sc in each stitch across the row, end 1 sc in top of chain 3, chain 3, turn. (26sc).

 Repeat rows 2 & 3 7x, Fasten off pink. Do not turn. Attach Fiesta Ombre

 Row 18 ch 1, sc around, placing 3 sc in each corner, join with s/s.

 Row 19 ch 3, one dc in each sc around, placing 3dc in each corner, With s/s, fasten off.

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Mom's Kitchen Set Potholder


Mom's Kitchen Set Potholder


 
Peaches & Crème by Elmore-Pisgah, Inc. Article # 930

  1 ball  #165 Daisy Ombre        1 ball #1 White        "G" hook 

Potholder: Front:

With Daisy Ombre, chain 4,join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 4,*dc in ring, ch 1; repeat from* 11 times. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (12dc)

Rnd 2: Sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, dc in same space, ch 1; *2 dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1. repeat from *11 times. Sl st in top  of beg ch-3. (12ch-1 sp).

Rnd 3: Sl st across to ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc in same sp), ch1, * 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Sl st in top of beg ch 3.  (12 ch-1 sp)

Rnd 4: Sl st across to ch 1 sp, (ch 3, 3dc in same place) Ch1, *4 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, repeat from * around. Sl st in top of beg.3. (12 ch-1 sp).

Rnd 5: Sl st across to ch 1 sp, (ch 3, 1dc, ch 1, 2 dc in same place). Ch 1, *2dc, ch1, 2dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, repeat from * around. Sl st in beg of ch 3. ( 24 ch-1 sp)

Rnd 6: Sl st across to ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc in same sp), ch1, * 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1. Repeat from * around.  Sl st in top of beg ch 3. (24 ch 1 sp, fasten off.

Back:
With White  ch 4, join with slip stitch to form ring,

Rd 1: ch 3, 12 dc in ring, join with slip stitch now and thru out, (13 Dc)

Rd 2: ch 3, 1 dc in same place, 2 dc in each dc around, join, (26 dc)

Rd 3: ch 3, 1 dc in same place, *1 in next dc, 2 in next dc, repeat from * around, join, (38 dc)

Rd 4: ch 3, 1 dc in same place, *1 in next 2 dc, 2 in next dc, repeat from * around, join, (50 dc)

Rd 5: ch 3, 1 dc in same place, *1 in next 3 dc, 2 in next dc, repeat from * around, join, (62 dc).

Rd 6: ch 3, 1 dc in same place, *1 in next 4 dc, 2 in next dc, repeat from * around, join, (74 dc )

Rd 7: with wrong sides facing, join back to front with sc's, join.

Rd 8: Edging : ch 3, 1 dc in same place, *skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, 1dc in same place, repeat from * around, end Sl st in bottom of first ch-3. Fasten off and weave in end.

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May 2009 stitch of the month Knit


   May 2009 stitch of the month Knit

(Multiple of 5 Sts.)

For sample, cast on 20 stitches.

Row l: *K1, P1, K2, P1, repeat from * across row.

Row 2: *K1, P2, K1, P1, repeat from * across row.

Row 3: *K1, P1, skip 1 st, k the next one, but leave on the left hand needle, then k the skipped st, and remove both to the right hand needle, , P.I, repeat from * across row.


Row 4: *K1, P2, K1, P1, repeat from * across row. Same as Row 2.

Repeat the 4 rows for Pattern.


The directions for this pattern stitch have been rewritten and are
copyrighted. You may not use it on any media, including websites,
lists, newsletters, nor copied. It is for your personal use only.


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March 2009 Stitch of the month Knit


March 2009 Stitch of the month Knit

 

TURKISH STITCH

(Uneven number of Sts.)


For sample cast 21


Row 1: k1. *yo., k.2 together, repeat from * across row.

 Repeat this row for Pattern

 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Socks of all Sorts By Kathryn Doubrley


Socks of all Sorts By Kathryn Doubrley

   PDF Instant download $20. 38 pages. Two gauges with very clear instructions for the standard, mid gauge and bulky machines in mens, womens and children sizes. Lots of forms, charts, diagrams and pictures to help you make the eight patterns, three of which do not require a ribber. It has a section on making assorted sock tops and making socks into slippers.  For all knitting machines including the Passap. http://www.theanswerlady.com

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


November 2009 Stitch of the Month Knit

 

Work with a multiple of 6 stitches plus 2.       

Row 1: P 2, * k 2 sts together, yarn ~ over twice, slip 1, k1, pass slip st  over k st and drop it. p 2 *; repeat from * to *.         

Row 2: K 2. * P 1. k 1. P 2, k 2 *;  repeat from * to *. 

Row 3: P 2. * k 4. P 2 *; repeat from * to *.

Row 4: K 2. * P 4. k 2 *; repeat from * to "'.

Repeat these 4 rows for pattern.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

July 2009 Stitch of the month Knit

July 2009 Stitch of the month Knit

Work with a multiple of 10 stitches.

For sample cast on 20 stitches.





Rows 1, 3, 5, and 7: Work (k 1. P 1) 4 times for 8 moss stitch. * k 5, P1, work (k 1, p1) twice *, repeat from * to *, ending last repeat with p 1, (k.1, p 1) 3 times. (for sample end with p1, and do not repeat 3x)

Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8: Work (p 1. k 1 , 4 times. * p4, work (p 1. k 1) 3 times, * repeat from * to *, ending with p 1, k1.

Row 9 (moss st): * K 1, P 1 * repeat from * to *. Row 10 (moss st): * P 1, k 1 * ; repeat from * to *.

Rows 11, 13, I5, and 17: K 1. p 1. * k 5, work (p 1, k 1) twice, p 1 *; repeat from * to *, ending last repeat with p 1. k 1. p1.

Rows 12, 14, 16, and 18: P 1, k 1, * P 5, k 1, work (p 1, k 1) twice *; repeat from * to *, ending last repeat with k 1, P 1. k 1.

Rows 19 and 20: Repeat Rows 9 and 10.

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Crochet hooks conversion chart

Crochet hooks conversion chart

U.S.A.        1/B    2/C   3/D    4/E    5/F    6/G    8/H   9/I   10/J   10 1/2/ K
English        12     11     10      9         8      7        6      5       4       2
MM           2.25    2.75  3.25   3.5    3.75   4.25   5      5.5    6.      6.5   

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Abbreviations and Charts for Crochet

Abbreviations and Charts for Crochet
Beg.-----------------------------------------------begin(ing)
Bl(s)-----------------------------------------------back loop(s)
BPdc-----------------------------------------------back post double crochet
Ch(s)----------------------------------------------chain(s)
CL-------------------------------------------------cluster(s)
dc--------------------------------------------------double crochet
dec-------------------------------------------------decrease
dtr--------------------------------------------------double treble
FPdc-----------------------------------------------front post double crochet
Hdc------------------------------------------------half double crochet
Lp(s)-----------------------------------------------loop(s)
Patt-------------------------------------------------pattern
Prev------------------------------------------------prevoius
Rem------------------------------------------------remaining
Rep-------------------------------------------------repeat
Rds-------------------------------------------------round(s)
Sc---------------------------------------------------single crochet
Sk---------------------------------------------------skip
Sl----------------------------------------------------slip
St----------------------------------------------------stitch
Sl st-------------------------------------------------slip stitch
Sp---------------------------------------------------space
Tog-------------------------------------------------together
Trc--------------------------------------------------treble crochet
YO--------------------------------------------------yard or thread over

Fairy Tale Dolls

Fairy Tale Dolls by Sandy Lightfoot

  BK 11 $22.00. 57 pages. If you love to knit toys for charity then you need this book. For beginners, six dolls, 10 patterns for any gauge, any yarn, using any machine, even the bond. No Ribber required. Knit the basic doll, then clothing. Has sections on techniques, facial features, hairdos, accessories, drawings, charts, forms and diagrams. . Size of dolls vary from 17” to 30” depending on machine. Shows punch cards.  http://www.sandylightfoot.com

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mail Order Holiday Brides

Mail Order Holiday Brides by Jillian Hart and Janet Tronstad
If you haven’t added this to your holiday reading, you should!!  Wonderful read! Great stories!
I loved the characters. Well written plot. I love the idea of Christmas brides, and it keeps you
 wondering if the poor ladies will end up married or homeless and  on the streets.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Problem is fixed, thanks to another blogger

I think I now have the problem with the site worked out, and I have uploaded a couple of things, and redid a few, so if you were having problems before reading the patterns, please try again,

Nina

Knitting Abbreviations

Knitting Abbreviations
beg    ~~~~~~~~~ begin
BO     ~~~~~~~~~ bind off
CC     ~~~~~~~~~ contrasting color
CO     ~~~~~~~~~ cast on, cast off
cm     ~~~~~~~~~ centimeter
cn     ~~~~~~~~~ cable needle
cont   ~~~~~~~~~ continue
dec    ~~~~~~~~~ decrease
dpn    ~~~~~~~~~ double pointed needles
inc    ~~~~~~~~~ increase
k or K ~~~~~~~~~ -knit
k1, s1, psso-~~~ knit one, slip one, pass slipped stitch over
k2tog, ~~~~~~~~~ knit 2 together
k2tog tbl-~~~~~~ knit 2 together through back loop
MC     ~~~~~~~~~ main color
M1     ~~~~~~~~~ make one
p or P ~~~~~~~~~ purl
p2tog  ~~~~~~~~~ purl 2 together
p2tog tb ~~~~~~~ purl 2 together through back loop
pat    ~~~~~~~~~ pattern
pm  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ place marker
psso  ~~~~~~~~~~ pass slip stitch over
rem  ~~~~~~~~~~~ remaining
rep  ~~~~~~~~~~~ repeat
RS  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ right side
rnd  ~~~~~~~~~~~ round
SSK  ~~~~~~~~~~~ slip 1, slip 1, knit two together
sl   ~~~~~~~~~~~ slip
s1, k1,psso ~~~~ slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped st over
st(s) ~~~~~~~~~~ stitch(es)
St st  ~~~~~~~~~ stockinette stitch, stocking stitch
tbl  ~~~~~~~~~~~ through back loop(s)
tog  ~~~~~~~~~~~ together
WS   ~~~~~~~~~~~ wrong side
wyib ~~~~~~~~~~~ with yarn in back
wyif ~~~~~~~~~~~ with yarn in front
yfon ~~~~~~~~~~~ yarn forward over needle
yfrn ~~~~~~~~~~~ yarn forward and round needle
yo   ~~~~~~~~~~~ yarn over
yon  ~~~~~~~~~~~ yarn over needle
yrn  ~~~~~~~~~~~ yarn round needle
*    ~~~~~~~~~~~ repeat instructions following or between asterisk as indicated
[ ]  ~~~~~~~~~~~ repeat instructions inside brackets as indicated

Monday, December 10, 2012

Camille's Picot Scrunchie

Camille's Picot Scrunchie @ 2010 by Camille Ummel
Materials: Small amount of your favorite yarn (I used America's Best 100% Cabled Cotton sz. 5

3 plied in Color #175-Fiesta) Elastic band (I used the skinny kind about 1 ½ inches in diameter, but any will do)

“I” hook or your preferred size (I crochet tightly so like the bigger hook) Yarn needle to weave in ends.

Directions:

Rd 1: Attach yarn to elastic band with a sl st. Sc around until it is full and you can't see the elastic band any more. Join to first sc with a sl st.

Rd 2: Ch 3. In back loops only, dc in each sc around.

Rd 3: Ch 1. Sc in same st. *Make picot (ch3, sl st in 1st chain), sc in next dc.* Repeat from * to * until last st. Sc in last dc, make picot. Join to first sc with a sl st. Finish off.

Rd 4: Attach yarn with a sl st in front loop of any sc in R1. Ch 3. Working in open loops of R1, dc in each sc around. Join to both loops in top of beg ch3 with a sl st.

Rd 5: Ch 1. Sc in same st. *Picot, sc in next dc.* Repeat from * to * until last st. Sc in last dc, make picot.


  Join to first sc with a sl st. Finish off. Weave in ends. This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites, lists, newsletters, nor sold, recopied or reformatted. It is for your personal use only. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Atmyhouse http://www.elmore-pisgah.com/

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Group Project Square # 8

Group Project Square #8@2003 by N.L. Banks
  This Square uses Elmore-Pisgah, Inc.'s Double Worsted Weight Yarn. You can not buy it any more, but you can use 2 strands worsted weight yarn in its place.

Ch 29, Dc into 4th chain from hook, and in each chain across row, ch 1, turn.

Row 1: skip first st, 1 sc into each st to end, sc in top of turning chain, ch 2, turn.

Row 2: skip first st, * 1 FPtr around next 2 dc below next 2 sts, 1 hdc into next 2 st; rep from to end, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: skip first st, 1 sc into each st to end, sc in top of turning chain, ch 2, turn.

Row 4: skip first st, *1 hdc into next 2 st, 1 FPtr around next 2 hdc below next, repeat from * to last 2 sts. 1 hdc into each of last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: skip first st, 1 sc into each st to end, sc in top of turning chain, ch 2, turn.

Row 6: skip first st, * 1 FPtr around next 2 hdc below next 2 sts, 1 hdc into next 2 st; rep from to end, ch 1, turn.

Repeat rows 3 to 6 for pattern until square, fasten off, do an edging around square. Make four to six for afghan.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

3 way edging

3 way edging
 
Materials: America's Best Country Cotton Crochet Thread Size 10 by Elmore-Pisgah, Inc.

Size 6 Crochet Hook
1/4" Wide Ribbon
Stitches used:
Treble (yo 3x) = Tb
Front Treble Post Stitch = FTPS
Back Treble Post Stitch = BTPS
Multiples of 5 plus 4

Row 1 Make chain desired length, (5,10,15, 20, etc.) add the 4 extras chains, 1tb (yo3x), in 4th chain from hook, and in each ch across row, ch 4, turn.

Row 2 1 FTPS in first tb, 1 BTPS in next tb, repeat across row, ch 3, turn.

Row 3 3dc in same place, skip 2 posts, sc in next post, *4dc in same place, skip 3 posts, sc in next post, repeat from * across row, end skip 4 posts, sc in last stitch, fasten off, weave in thread.

Weave ribbon in and out of row 1.

Note: The picture shows 3 ways to do this edging, first one shows edging without the ribbon inserted, the second shows it with the ribbon inserted, and the third edging is the same pattern, but I used double crochets, in place of the treble.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Knitting Needle Conversion Chart

Knitting Needle Conversion Chart
Metric     UK     American
2.00       14       0
2.25       13       1
2.75       12       2
3.00       11       -
3.25       10       3
3.50        -       4
3.75        9       5
4.00        8       -
4.25        -       6
4.50        7       7
5.00        6       8
5.25        -       -
5.50        5       9
5.75        -       -
6.00        4      10
6.50        3      10½
7.00        2       -
7.50        1       -
8.00        0       11
9.00        00      13
10.00      000      15

Friday, November 30, 2012

October 2009 Stitch of the Month Crochet

October 2009 Stitch of the Month Crochet
For sample chain 24 Based on a multiple of 5 chain plus 4.

  Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, * skip 4 ch, 5 dc in next ch for a shell, repeat from * across, end with skip 4 ch, work 3 dc in last ch, ch 3, turn. Turning ch-3 counts as first dc of next row.

Row 2: 1 dc in each dc across, end 1 dc in top of turning-ch, ch 3, turn.

Row 3: 2 dc in first dc, * skip 4 dc, 1 shell in next dc, repeat from * across, end skip 4 dc, 3 dc in turning-ch, ch 3, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern.

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Inserts by Sandy Lightfoot

Inserts by Sandy Lightfoot
TK 001 $7.50. 15 pages. If you like to knit afghans, then you need this book. Make the panels and use the inserts to put them together as you knit the insert! No Ribber required. Very clear instructions for the standard and bulky. The book has two methods for making the thirteen pattern inserts which include cables, lace and a few using punch cards for Fair-Isle. Also has charts, lots of diagrams. If you buy several patterns/books you will only pay actual mailing costs. http://www.sandylightfoot.com

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Snug as a bug

Snug As A Bug By Kathryn Doubrley.
PDF file instance download $20.00. 30 pages. Most of the patterns need a ribber, but on some of them you can hand knit the ribbing. 3 types of universal patterns that you fill in the gauge and rows using any yarn on any machine for any size. Has lots of charts, forms, and history of shrugs, easy to understand instructions. Included are machine notes. For any machine with a ribber. Has six patterns. Another great book by Kathryn. .http://www.theanswerlady.com

Friday, November 23, 2012

Heather's Dishcloth

March 2011 Pattern of the Month Knit Heather's Dishcloth@2010 by N.L.Banks
Materials: Peaches & Crème Cotton yarn, any solid
2 stitch markers
1 row counter
1 pair size 8 knitting needles

Cast on 40 stitches.

Notes: Slip markers as you come to them. You will have 5 stitches before and after each marker.

Set up row: Knit 5, pm (place marker), knit 30, pm, k 5

Rows 1 to 4: knit Start pattern rows. Rows 1, 3, 5, and 7: k 5, (k 1. P 1) 4 times for 8 moss stitch. (This is the wrong side of work) * k 5, P1, work (k 1, p1) 2 times *, repeat from * to *, ending last repeat with k1, p1, k5

Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8: k 5, (p 1. k 1) 4 times. * p4, (p 1. k 1) 3 times, * repeat from * to *, ending last repeat with p 1, k1, knit 5.

Rows 9, 10, 11, 12: Knit

Rows 13, 15, I7, and 19: knit 5, K 1. p1. * k 5, (p 1, k 1) twice, p 1 *; repeat from * to *, ending last repeat with p 1. k 1. p1, knit 5

Rows 14, 16, 18, and 20: k 5, P 1, k 1, * P 5, k 1, (p 1, k 1) twice *; repeat from * to *, ending last repeat with k 1, P 1. k 1, k 5.

Rows 21, 22, 23, 24: Knit

Repeat rows 1 to 20 one more time. Knit 5 rows, bind off, weave in the ends.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Assembling the afghan

Assembling the afghan Method #3
It can also be done using embroidery stitches, I used on the sample a simple cross stitch, but you can use just about any one, try it and see for yourself. Just make sure you use both the top and bottom loops of each square. I'll post another picture with three stitches you can use, but if you have the book called 100 embroidery stithces, turn to page 17, and try these three, herringbone, double back stitch or closed herringbone stitch, and the chevron stitch, you could also try a simple blanket stitch.

Christmas Stalking by Margaret Daley

Christmas Stalking by Margaret Daley
So good, fast read and filled with lots of action and suspense!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

10" Thermos Bottle Cover

10" Thermos Bottle Cover @ 2008 by N. L. Banks
Materials:
H Hook
About 3 oz worsted weight 4 ply yarn

Stitches used:
Single crochet = sc
Double crochet = dc
Front Post stitch = FPS

Rd 1: ch 3, 6 sc in 3rd ch form hook, join now and thru out with slip stitch.

Rd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join, ch 1.

Rd 3: 1 sc in same place, *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next, repeat from * around, join, ch 1.

Rd 4: 1 sc in same place and in next sc, *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, repeat from * around, join, ch 1.

Rd 5: 1 sc in same place and in next 2 sc, *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, repeat from * around, join, ch 2.

Rd 6: working in back loops this round only, 1 dc in each sc around, join, ch 2.

Rd 7: *1 FPS around next dc, 1 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, end, 1 FPS around next dc, join, ch 2. You will have 16 posts with a dc between them.

Rds 8 to 29 repeat row 7, fasten off after row 7.

For Tie, Chain 100. Measure 2 inches down from top of cover and weave the chain under the post stitches and tie.

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Thanksgiving

I would like to wish you all the greatest, and restful Thanksgiving, filled with lots of love, friends and family.

Knitted Dishcloth 3

May 2009 Pattern of the Month Knit Knitted Dishcloth 3@2008 by N.L.Banks
Materials:
1 ball cotton yarn,
2 stitch markers,
size 8 knitting needles

Cast on 35

Row 1, 2, 3, K1, P1, K 1 across row.

Row 4: K1, P1, K 1, pm, inc 1 stitch, knit across row to last 3 stitches, pm, K1, P1, K 1.

Row 5: K1, P1, K 1, Purl to next marker, K1, P1, K 1

Rw. 6: K1, P1, K 1, (*skip 1 st, k the next, do not remove from left hand needle, k the skipped st, then remove both to right hand needle,) k 1, repeat from * across row to last marker, K1, P1, K 1

Rw. 7: K1, P1, K 1, (P2 stitches, k1,) repeat across row to last marker, K1, P1, K 1.

Repeat rows 6 & 7 for 7 ½ inches from beginning, ending with row 7.

Next row: K1, P1, K 1, dec 1 stitch, knit to next marker, K1, P1, K 1,

Next row: repeat row 5.

Next row: repeat rows 1 to 3 one time, cast off, weave in the threads.
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Standing Guard

Standing Guard by Valerie Hansen
love this book, I know that any time I get a book by Valerie Hansen, it will have loads of action and suspense! Great read!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Barbara's Crocheted Scarf

Barbara's Crocheted Scarf @2005 by BarbaraAnn Couturier
Materials required:

7 ounces of 4 ply worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Peach Pastel)

H hook
Finished size without fringe: 6 3/4 inches X 52 inches

Ch 167
Row 1: Sc in each ch. Ch 1, turn.(166 sc)

Row 2: Sc in each sc. Turn.

  Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), skip first free sc, dc in next dc, dc in skipped sc (X stitch made), *skip next sc, dc in next dc, dc in skipped sc,* repeat between * ’s to last sc. Dc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.(You will have 82 X stitches and 2 dc)

Row 4: Sc in each dc. Ch 1, turn.(166 sc)

Row 5: Sc in each sc. Turn. Repeat rows 3, 4 and 5, 4 times. You will have 5 pattern rows.

Finishing: Ch1, turn. 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next sc. Continue working 1 sc in each sc, and 1 sc in each dc, making sure to put 2 sc in each corner. Join with sl st.

 Cut 34, 12 inch pieces for fringe. Note: To make your scarf soft, put it in your dryer for 15 minutes on a hot cycle. Just my little secret.

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August 2007 Stitch of the Month Knit

August 2007 Stitch of the Month Knit
A Wrapped Stitch, Work with a multiple of 4 stitches. plus 2

  Size 8 needles,

 for sample cast on 26.

Row 1 and all odd-numbered rows: Knit.

Row 2: K 1. * yarn over (yo), p 2. pass yo over 2 p sts just worked and drop. p 2 *; repeat from * to *. ending k in last st.

Row 4: K 1. * P 2. yo. P 2. pass yo over 2 p sts just worked and drop *; repeat from * to *. ending k in last st.

Repeat Rows 2 through 5 for pattern.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Ann's Barrette

Ann's Barrette @2004 By BarbaraAnn Couturier
Materials:

Approximately 1 ounce of 4 ply worsted weight yarn
56 pony beads
3 inch 3 piece barrette taken apart
Yarn needle
G crochet hook
(Chain 3 counts as 1 dc)

Thread the 56 pony beads onto the yarn with a yarn needle. Push them down the yarn as you work until they are needed. Attach yarn to barrette with a sl st, then work 8 sc across the barrette. Barrette will not be full at this point.

Rnd 1: Turn, ch 3 and 4 dc in front loop first st, 3 dc in front loop of next 6 sts, 5 dc in front loop of next st. Working in unused loops, 5 dc in next st, 3 dc in next 6 sts, 5 dc in last st. Join with sl st to join. (56 dc)

You can now put the barrette back together.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 and 1 dc in first st, 2 dc in each stitch to end. Join with sl st. (112 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, sl pony bead up to hook and ch 3, sc in next st, ch 6, sc in next st. Continue this all around barrette.

Join with sl st in first sc. Hold the barrette upside down grasping the metal part and shake to fluff. If you want a fuller barrette you can start with 12 sts on the barrette. Remember, you will need more pony beads, 80.

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The Black Box

I was sitting on the love seat when he came in. He loaded the big black gun from the bottom, and pulled the top of it back, putting a shell in the chamber, then laid the gun on the trunk. I stood up to leave, he picked it up and pointed at me. I sat down. He laid the gun back down on the trunk. I stood up to leave, he picked it up and pointed at me. I sat down. He laid the gun back down on the trunk. Every time I stood up, he picked that gun up and pointed at me and every time I sat down he put the gun back down on that old trunk. It felt like it when on for hours. Finally I walked off, afraid that he would shoot me in the back and blame one of the kids. I went into the bedroom and cried. I still have that old trunk, him I kicked out not to long after that.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Second chance in Dry Creek by Janet Tronstad

If things can go wrong, then they sure did for Gracie, the heroine of the story. After returning home to begin her life again, things start to happen, but her sons and some one that knows she is a great, beautiful person comes to her rescue and now she has a second change at happiness and love. I loved the book, it’s a clean well written and beautiful love story, Great read. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13706860-second-chance-in-dry-creek

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

August 2010 Stitch and Pattern of the Month Crochet

August 2010 Stitch and Pattern of the Month Crochet Summer Melon@2009 by NL Banks
multiple of 3+ 1

  Materials:
F hook
1 ball Peaches & Crème Premium P222 Summer Melon Art. 930H

For sample ch 16 (3 x 5 + 1= 16)

Row 1: 1 ch, sc in every chain across row, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: sc in first sc, *2 ch, sk 2 sts, sc in next st*. Repeat * to * across row, ch 1 turn.

Row 3: 1 sc in first sc, *2 sc in 2 ch space, sc in next sc*. Repeat * to * across row, ch 1, turn.

  Repeat row 2 and 3 until square for sample.
For Dishcloth

Small chain 28, large chain 37

Row 1: 1 ch, 1sc in same place, 1 sc in every chain across row, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: sc in first sc, *2 ch, sk 2 sts, sc in next st*. Repeat * to * across row, ch 1 turn.

Row 3: 1 sc in first sc, *2 sc in 2 ch space, sc in next sc*. Repeat * to * across row, ch 1, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until square, do not turn.

Edging:
Rd 1: ch 1, 1sc in same place, 1 sc around dishcloth, placing 3 sc in each corner, join with slip stitch.

Rd 2: ch 2, 1hdc in same place and in each sc around dishcloth, placing 3 hdc in each corner, end with 2 hdc in last stitch, join with slip stitch.

Rd 3: working in back loops, work 1 hdc around dishcloth, placing 3 hdc in each corner, join with slip stitch, fasten off, weave in the ends.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

At My House

New things on the list this month, we've added tatting, x-stitch and sewing to the exchanges. So much more to do. Below is the current knitting pattern for the list, so if you haven't joined, you are missing lots of fun.
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

December 2009 Shells Stitch & Pattern of the month Crochet

December 2009 Shells Stitch & Pattern of the month Crochet
Based on a multiple of 5 chain plus 1.

Materials: G hook 1 ball Peaches & Crème Cotton Yarn

For sample: chain 21

Row 1: 1 sc in 5th from hook, * ch 5, skip 3 ch, 1 sc in next chain, repeat from * across row, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: 2 dc in first sp, then work 6 dc for a shell in each space, end 3 dc in last sp, ch 5, turn.

Row 3: 1 dc in base of ch-5, * ch 3; 1 dc, ch 1 & 1 dc in between 3rd and 4th dc's of shell, repeat from * across, end 1 dc, ch 2 & 1 dc in top of turning-ch, ch 3, turn.

Row 4: 2 dc in first sp, * in next 1 ch sp, work shell*, repeat from * across, end 3 dc in last sp, ch 5, turn.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 for pattern.
For pattern:
  chain 26, work until you have 5 rows of shells, then work row 3 again. Do not turn, ch 1.

Round 1: 1sc evenly around, placing 3 sc in each corner, do not turn, ch 1.

Round 2: 1 sc in each single sc around, placing 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off, weave in the ends.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

September 2010 Stitch of the Month Knit

September 2010 Stitch of the Month Knit
Cast on a multiple of 4 + 2 stitches For sample, on size 8 needles cast on 18 stitches. 1st and 3rd rows: Purl 2nd row: K1, *(K1, P1, K1) into the next st, P3 tog, repeat from * to last st, k1 4th row: K1, *P3 tog, (K1, P1, K1) into the next st, repeat from * to last stitch, k1 Repeat rows 1 - 4 for pattern until square or desired length. You can crochet an edging around it for a coaster or make several of the square, and sew together for a hot mat then crochet a nice edging around it. You could even try a baby blanket by casting on more stitches, say 122 stitches (30 x 4 = 120 + 2) and knitting until square, bind off, and crochet an edging around it.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Group Project Square # 9

Group Project Square # 9 @2003 by N. L. Banks

This square is made using Elmore-Pisgah's Double Worsted Weight Yarn.

NOTE: this yarn is not being made any longer, you can use two strands of worsted weight yarn.

Row 1 ch 32, 1dc in 4th from hook and in each chain across row, ch 3, turn.

Row 2 * 1 Front Post stitch in next dc, 1 Back Post stitch in next dc, repeat from * across row, ch 3, turn.

Repeat row 2, until square, fasten off, attach edging yarn, evenly sc around square, placing 3 sc in each corner, fasten off, weave in threads.

This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites,
lists, newsletters, nor copied. It is for your personal use only.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Impossible to resist

Impossible to resist by Janice Maynard

Again a good story line, great characters, but I do not like the racy parts.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Yarn Yarn and more Yarn

Well, now isn't this just great! A yarn day, and you know we all need MORE yarn, It's October 12, 2012, so now you have a real reason to buy more!!! You can store, and enjoy!

http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/i-love-yarn

lol

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

More Than He Expected

More Than He Expected by Andrea Laurence

This book has a great story line, well written, great characters. Not my cup of tea, I don't like the racy parts.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Group Project 2003 Square #6

Group Project 2003 Square #6 @ N.L.Banks

This pattern uses Elmore-Pisgah's Double Worsted Weight Yarn.
Note: This yarn is no longer made, use 2 strands of worested weight yarn.

Chain 34
Dc in 5th ch from hook, dc in next ch, sk 2, tr in next 2 ch, working behind posts just made, tr in each skipped ch, *dc in next 3 ch, sk 2 ch, tr in next 2 ch, tr in each skipped ch; rep from *, end dc in last 3 ch, ch3, turn.

Row 1:(WS): Sk first dc, dc in next 2 dc, BPdc in next 4 post sts, *dc in next 3 dc, BPdc in next 4 post sts; rep from *, end dc in last 2 sts and in top of turning ch, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: sk first dc, dc in next 2 dc, sk 2 post sts, FPtr in next 2 post sts, working behind two posts just made, FPtr in each skipped post stitch, *dc in next 3 dc, sk 2 post sts, FPtr in next 2 post sts, working behind two posts just made, FPtr in each skipped post stitch; rep from * to last 2 dc, end dc in last 2 dc and in top of turning ch, ch 3, turn.

Rep rows 1 & 2 for pattern until square. Fasten off, weave in yarn. Do edging around square. Make five or six squares.

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lists, or newsletters. It is for your personal use only.



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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Assembling aghan by hand sewing it together

Method 2

Assembling aghan by hand sewing it together

Working with the right side of the squares up on a table,
place the two squares together. With yarn needle, take up
both top and bottom loops from the bottom edge of each square,
and whipstitch them together. Repeat across square, add
two more squares, whipstitching these together, till you
have the afghan, the number of squares that you want it wide.

Go back and whipstitch the sides of each square together.
You now have completed two rows of your afghan.

Keep adding squares and whipstitching them together, until
you have added all your squares.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis by Laura Scott

This book is so good I stayed up late last night to finish it. Then started the second book, and yes there are that good. It's a two part series, first with one twin and the second book with the other.
Lots of action, loads of suspense, really great characters. Loved it, great read.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Lots going on At My House

If you are not a member of the At My House Knitting and Crochet list on Yahoo (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Atmyhouse), you are missing out on lots of fun. Just this month alone we have two contests going.

Contests;
August Monthly contest and a Halloween theme contest.

Exchanges: lots and lots going on with these, below are just a few:
18 inch doll, barbie, cap/hat, coaster, granny squares, dishcloth, doily,
fingerless gloves, fridgie, ornament, pattern, potholder, shawl, snowflake
and more. We also have one, two and three month exchanges for small items and the larger ones that take longer to do, like the shawl exchange.

Recipe Wednesday, Pattern and Stitch of the month, lots of free pattern links. And right now we have a mystery knit along. This photo shows the August 2012 Pattern of the month, and it's all FREE

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Knitted Dish Cloth 1

September 2006 Pattern of the Month

Knitted Dish Cloth 1 @1006 N.L. Banks

This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites,
lists, newsletters, nor sold or recopied. It is for your personal use only.

Materials:
Size 8 knitting needles,
2 markers
1 ball Peaches & Creme Cotton Yarn, any color

Cast on 36 stitches

Row 1: K1, P1 across row

Row 2: P1, K1 across row

Row 3: K1, P1, K1(moss stitch) , place marker, P1, K1 to last three stitches, place
marker, P1, K1, P1(moss stitch) .

Row 4: P1, K1, P1, slip markers as you come to them, * K3, P3, repeat
from * to next marker, K1, P1, K1.

Row 5: K1, P1, K1, K30, P1,K1,P1.

Repeat rows 4 & 5 until you have completed about 8 1/2 inches from
beginning, ending with row 4, repeat rows 1 & 2 once, then do row 1
again. Bind off in pattern, weave in the threads.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Christmas Eve at Friday

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas

Oh, I loved this story, so full of joy and happiness. The descriptions of the areas in Friday Harbor are beyond belief, seem so real, I want to go there. A beautiful Christmas story. It's the first in a series, and if the others are like this one, I want to read it. Great read!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Living What You Believe: Wisdom From the Book of James

Living What You Believe: Wisdom From the Book of James
by Kenneth Boa

I am really enjoying these study books called the "Guide Book" series by Kenneth Boa and William Kruidenier. This one is on the book on James. I like this type of study guide because all the reading you need to do is right in the book, even the bible verses. Has lots of information

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Small Dog Blanket Pattern

Small Dog Blanket Pattern @2012 by Marycile Cortez
This pattern was donated to my list and blog by Marycile Cortez at http://www.marycilecortez.paradiseyarn.com

For Intermediate Crocheters
Use 2 different colors plus one white worsted weight acrylic yarn.
Use a G or H size hook
Color A-4 oz. used green
Color B-4 oz. used wine
Color C-2 oz. white
With Color A, waffle weave 33 stitches across for 33 rows.
With Color B, dc around with 3 dc in corners for 8 rounds, then sc across one round.
With Color C, X stitch around with 2dc, 3dc, 2dc in corners for one round; then dc, chain one around with 2dc, 3dc, 2 dc in corner for second round.
For third round, dc in each dc, and dc in each chain one space around with 3 dc on corners.
For fourth round, crab stitch around to end. Trim ends and hide them.

This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites, lists, newsletters, nor sold, recopied or reformatted. It is for your personal use only.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Mail Order Cowboy by Laurie Kingery

Mail Order Cowboy by Laurie Kingery

I love this book. It's a love inspired historical novel. Great story line, great characters, real bad guys and beautiful ending.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Experiment by John Darnton

The Experiment by John Darnton
Scary, this could really happen, great book!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Moms' Pie Crust

Moms' Pie Crust
makes 3 single or 1 9 x 13 crust
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups shortening
1 egg
1/2 baking powder
5 tablespoons water
mix well, round out for pies.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

March Stitch of the Month 2006

March Stitch of the Month 2006

Based on a multiple of 15 chain plus 3.

Row 1:1 dc in 4th ch from hook, (ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch) twice, * ch 1, skip 1 ch; in next ch work (1 dc, ch 1) 3 times & 1 more dc for a point, (ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch) 3 times, ch 1, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, (ch 1,1 dc in next ch) twice, repeat from * across, end ch1, 1 point in next ch, (ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch) 3 times, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in last ch, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Skip 1 ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next sp, (ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice, * ch 1, 1 point in center ch-1 sp of next point, (ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, skip 3 ch-1 sps, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice, repeat from * across, end 1 point in center ch-1 sp of next point, (ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, 1 dc in top of turning-ch, ch 3, turn.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Assembling Afghan Method 1

Assembling Afghans Method 1
In one of the group projects we did on the At My House Knitting and Crochet list was how to put an afghan together. I'll be posting the rest of the different ways to put one together here. Watch of it.

Assembling Afghan by hand sewing it together

Working with the right side of the squares up on a table, place the two squares together. With yarn needle, take up a loop from the bottom edge of each square, and whipstitch them together. Repeat across square, add two more squares, whipstitching these together, till you have the afghan, thenumber of squares that you want it wide.

Go back and whipstitch the sides of each square together. You now have completed two rows of your afghan.

Keep adding squares and whipstitching them together, untilyou have added all your squares.

Undercover Bodyguard

Undercover Bodyguard by Shirlee McCoy

Very good book, tons of action, fast paced. I love the characters, but wanted to know if the hero helped the grandma, and if the girl that didn't kill anyone got out of jail. Great read.