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Monday, October 16, 2017

Double Pansy Doily Pattern October 2015 Pattern of the Month Crochet

October 2015 Pattern of the Month Crochet
Double Pansy Doily Pattern


Materials Required:
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY The Famous "PURITAN" MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON, Article 40

1 ball each White, Forest Green and Shaded Purples or
The Famous "PURITAN" STAR SPANGLED MER­CERIZED CROCHET COTTON, Article 40
1 ball each Silver Spangle, Green Spangle and Purples and Silver Spangle
Steel crochet hook No. 7
Approximate size of doily: 9 inches x 12½ inches
PANSY: With White or Silver Spangle chain (ch) 7, join to form a ring, ch 3, 2 double crochet (d c) in ring, * ch 7, 3 d c in ring, repeat from * 3 times, ch 7, join in 3rd stitch (st) of ch, cut thread.
2nd Row. Attach Shaded Purples or Purples and Silver Spangle in 2nd d c of any d c group, single crochet (s c) in same space, * 12 d c over next loop, s c in center d c of next 3 d c group, repeat from * twice, ch 4, 12 treble crochet (tr c) with ch 1 between each tr c in next loop, ch 1, 2 d c with ch 1 between in same loop, s c in center d c of next d c group, 2 d c with ch 1 between in next loop, ch 1, 12 tr c with ch 1 between each tr c in same loop, ch 4, join in 1st s c.
3rd Row. * Ch 3, s c in next d c, repeat from * 11 times, ** ch 3, s c in 1st d c of next petal, * ch 3, s c in next d c, repeat from * 10 times, repeat from ** once, ch 3, s c over ch 4 loop of next large petal, * ch 3, s c in next ch 1 space, repeat from * across each of the 2 large petals, ch 3, s c in the ch 4 loop, ch 3, join, cut thread.
Work another pansy in same manner.
Attach Forest Green or Green Spangle in 3rd loop of 1st large petal counting the ch 3 between petals as 1 loop, * ch 5, skip 1 loop, s c in next loop, repeat from * 3 times, ch 5, skip next 5 loops, s c in next loop, * ch 5, skip 1 loop, s c in next loop, repeat from * 3 times, ch 5, skip next 8 loops, s c in next loop, * ch 5, skip 1 loop, s c in next loop, repeat from * once, ** ch 5, skip next 7 loops, s c in next loop, * ch 5, skip 1 loop, s c in next loop, repeat from * once, repeat from ** once, ch 5, skip remaining loops, join, cut thread.
Attach Green in 3rd loop of 1st large petal of 2nd pansy, * ch 5, skip 1 loop, s c in next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 2, join to corresponding loop of 1st pansy, ch 2, skip 1 loop of 2nd pansy, s c in next loop, ch 2, join to next loop of 1st pansy, ch 2, skip next 5 loops of 2nd pansy, s c in next loop, ch 2, join to next loop of 1st pansy, ch 2, skip 1 loop of 2nd pansy, s c in next loop, * ch 5, skip 1 loop, s c in next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 5, skip next 8 loops, s c in next loop, * ch 5, skip 1 loop, s c in next loop, repeat from * once, ch 5, skip next 7 loops, s c in next loop, * ch 5, skip 1 loop, s c in next loop, repeat from * once, ch 5, skip next 5 loops, s c in next loop, * ch 5, skip 1 loop, s c in next loop, repeat from * once, ch 5, skip remaining loops, join in 1st s c, cut Green.
1st Round. Attach White or Silver Spangle in next loop, ch 3, 2 d c in same loop, * ch 3, 3 d c in next loop, repeat from * once, 3 d c in 1st free loop around next pansy, * ch 3, 3 d c in next loop, repeat from * 6 times, ch 3, 3 d c in next s c, * ch 3, 3 d c in next loop, repeat from * 7 times, 3 d c in next free loop of 1st pansy, * ch 3, 3 d c in next loop, repeat from * 6 times, ch 3, 3 d c in next s c, * ch 3, 3 d c in next loop, repeat from * 4 times, ch 3, join in 3rd st of ch.
2nd Round. Slip stitch (sl st) to next d c, ch 5, skip 1 loop, 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, ch 5, s c between 3rd and 4th d c at joining, * ch 5, skip next loop, 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, ch 5, s c in center d c of next 3 d c group, repeat from * 6 times, ch 5, skip 1 loop, 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, ch 5, s c between 3rd and 4th d c at joining, * ch 5, skip next loop, 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, ch 5, s c in center d c of next 3 d c group, repeat from * 6 times, join.
3rd Round. Sl st to next d c, ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c, skip 2 loops, 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, * ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, repeat from * 6 times, * 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, repeat from * 6 times, join in 3rd st of ch.
4th Round. Ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 5 d c keeping last loop of each d c on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time, * ch 5, s c in next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 5, 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, repeat from 1st * 5 times, * ch 5, s c in next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 5, 1 d c in each of the next 6 d c keeping last loop of each d c on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time (6 d c cluster), * ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, repeat from * 5 times, * ch 5, s c in next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 2, d c in top of 6 d c cluster (this brings thread in position for next round).
5th Round. Ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 3, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, 3 d c cluster over next 3 d c (3 d c cluster: 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c keeping last loop of each d c on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time), repeat from beginning 5 times, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 3, s c in next loop, * ch 5, s c in next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 3, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, 3 d c cluster over next 3 d c, finish opposite sides and end to correspond ending with ch 5, s c in d c.
6th Round. Sl st into loop, ** ch 5, 3 d c in next loop, * skip the ch 3 loop, 3 d c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, 3 d c in next loop, repeat from * 5 times, skip the ch 3 loop, 3 d c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, repeat from ** once but ending last repeat with ch 2, d c in sl st.
7th Round. Ch 5, s c in next loop, ** ch 5, 6 d c cluster over next 6 d c, * ch 5, s c in next loop, repeat from * twice, repeat from ** 5 times, ch 5, 6 d c cluster over next 6 d c, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, 6 d c cluster over next 6 d c, * ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, 6 d c cluster over next 6 d c, repeat from * 5 times, ch 2, d c in d c.
8th Round. * Ch 6, s c in next loop, repeat from * all around ending with ch 6, sl st in d c, cut thread.

Edge: Attach Green in any loop, s c in same space, * 2 tr c in next loop keeping last loop of each tr c on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time, ch 4, sl st in same loop, ch 4, 2 tr c in same space keeping last loop of each tr c on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time, ch 3, sl st in top of cluster just made for picot, ch 4, sl st in same loop, ch 4, 2 tr c in same space keeping last loop of each tr c on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time, s c in next loop, repeat from * all around, join, cut thread.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Review: Christmas at Cade Ranch

Christmas at Cade Ranch Christmas at Cade Ranch by Karen Rock
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really loved this book dealing with self doubt, addiction and a single mom trying to make a better life for her child, and learning to be strong enough to overcome her past.

The setting is on a cattle ranch in Montana where Sofia finds herself after being
Stranded when she loses her wallet and a meeting with her ex-boy friend's mother who has been looking for her.

The story just keeps getting better and better. A must read for the coming holidays. Lots of action from a blizzard to a barn dance, a fist fight and love. I love Karen Rock's books.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review: Christmas at Cade Ranch

Christmas at Cade Ranch Christmas at Cade Ranch by Karen Rock
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really loved this book dealing with self doubt, addiction and a single mom trying to make a better life for her child, learning to be strong enough to overcome her past.

The setting is on a cattle ranch in Montana where Sofia finds herself after being stranded ehen she loses her wallet and a meeting with her ex-boy friend's mother who has been looking for her.

The story just keeps getting better and better. A must read for the coming holidays. Lots of action from a blizzard to a barn dance, a fist fight and love. I love Karen Rock's books.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

High Neck Twin Set


High Neck Twin Set

by Sandy Lightfoot

  SO35A sized 32 to 40, SO35B size from 42 to 50. $15. + ship. 18 pgs. All Sandy’s patterns come in plastic sleeves for a 3 ring binder. For a standard machine, with a ribber or use a mock rib. 2 sleeve lengths for the cardigan, 2 options for hand manipulated designs on the sweater front, and 2 neck line finishes. Very clean, easy to follow directions, with notes, charts, and pictures. She even tells you when to start the hand manipulated techniques. Or just for fun, you can knit in plain stitch with a variegated yarn. Great pattern.  250-423-7176 http://www.sandylightfoot.com/oldsite.html

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Review: Low Carb Dump Meals: Easy Healthy One Pot Meal Recipes

Low Carb Dump Meals: Easy Healthy One Pot Meal Recipes Low Carb Dump Meals: Easy Healthy One Pot Meal Recipes by Sarah Spencer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So many recipes and cookbooks in this book. You can't go wrong with it. Slow cooker, salads, dump oven dinners, dinners on a baking sheet. Plus bonus books like bone broth, cooking with kale, blueberries, quinoa, chia seeds, hearthly, coconut oil, smoothies and more. Great buy.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Review: SOUTHERN COOKBOOK: Southern Cooking Bible: Smokin' Tasty And Authentic Southern Recipes

SOUTHERN COOKBOOK: Southern Cooking Bible: Smokin' Tasty And Authentic Southern Recipes SOUTHERN COOKBOOK: Southern Cooking Bible: Smokin' Tasty And Authentic Southern Recipes by Daniel Cook
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Has some amazing recipes in it. Like Southern Fried Chicken, Louisiana red beans and rice, cajun jambalaya, sweet potatoe pie, desserts and more.


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Review: Yarned and Dangerous

Yarned and Dangerous Yarned and Dangerous by Sadie Hartwell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book. Lady moves to her uncles to help him, takes over his wifes yarn shop who was murdered. I laughed, got up set. All in all, great book with great characters and fast paced.

Plus it has patterns too.

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Review: Spring Crochet: 9 Wonderful Crochet Patterns To Bring You Spring Mood: (Crochet Hook A, Crochet Accessories, Crochet Patterns, Crochet Books, Easy Crocheting For Dummie

Spring Crochet: 9 Wonderful Crochet Patterns To Bring You Spring Mood: (Crochet Hook A, Crochet Accessories, Crochet Patterns, Crochet Books, Easy Crocheting For Dummie Spring Crochet: 9 Wonderful Crochet Patterns To Bring You Spring Mood: (Crochet Hook A, Crochet Accessories, Crochet Patterns, Crochet Books, Easy Crocheting For Dummie by Jeanne Romero
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book has some really nice crochet patterns, including toys, hat and a very beautiful pineapple shawl.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Back to the Basics October 2015 Stitch of the Month Crochet

October 2015 Stitch of the Month Crochet
Back to the Basics

Sample A     The Rose Stitch


Based on any amount of chains
For sample chain 20
Work a row of single crochet on the found ch, 1 ch, turn.
Row 1: * Work 1 sc inserting hook under both horizontal loops of each st of previous row. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 1 for pattern until desired length.

Sample B     The Ridge Stitch


Based on any amount of chains
For sample, chain 17.
Work a row of single crochet on the found ch, 1 ch, turn.
Row 1: * Work 1 sc, inserting hook into back loop of each st of previous row,  1 ch. turn.
Repeat row 1 for pattern until desired length.

Sample C   The Russian Stitch


Based on any amount of chairs
For sample chain 20
This is just like the Rose Stitch, but you cut the yarn or thread at the end of each row and reattach yarn or thread at the beginning next row.
Work a row of single crochet on the found ch, 1 ch, turn.
Row 1: * Work 1 dc inserting hook under both horizontal loops of each st of previous row. Cut yarn or thread, do not turn. 

Repeat row 1 for pattern until desired length.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Review: A Looming Lady

A Looming Lady A Looming Lady by Pamela Murrey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this story about a homeless woman finding a place of her own and having a future. The plus side of this book are the knitting loom patterns that came with it and their are lots of them.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Book Review Mid Gauge Basics + Much More

 Mid Gauge Basics + Much More

By Charlene Shafer



Book Information:
0543 $20.00. Basic techniques for the LK 150 (and all manual mid gauge machines)
No Ribber required.

Link to book:
http://www.knitknackshop.com/

This is a wonderful book for learning the basic skills or relearning what you have forgotten on the mid-gauge machines. It has a great section on making buttonholes and swatching using a standard ruler or the yellow ruler that comes with the machine.

Each lesson is very clear and easy to understand with step by step directions. The patterns that come with each lesson will help you learn each new technique. Some of the patterns have variations, so you will have lots to make from them. I love the way each lesson and the techniques that go with them are set up.

This book will help you learn all about the buttons on your carriage like how to do plating, slip stitch, tuck, lace, tuck lace. Even has a section on short rowing with patterns to help you learn about each. This must have book for your knitting library picks up where your manual leaves off.

Author information:

Charlene started machine knitting in January of 1969 and has authored over 200 books on anything from Crafty Ideas, Afghans, Baby Clothes, Holiday Items, many books of garments, machine knitting and technique books.
Charlene Shafer's Knit Knack Shop was opened in 1978, her husband Harold and son Noel work with her at the shop. Charlene is working on new books and loves to teach at workshops and seminars.

The shop imports Tamm Yarns and distributes them to the US & Canada. Also Cotton Tale 8 and Lion Brand 1878 Wool. They are dealers for Silver Reed machines and import the Hague Linkers. The Knit Knack Shop is ‘One Stop Shopping’ for the machine knitter.

If you would like me to review your books or videos, you can write me at
exines65254@mypacks.net

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Heather's Dishcloth September 2015 Pattern of the Month Knit

September 2015 Pattern of the Month Knit

Heather's Dishcloth 2015@ N Banks



Materials:
1 ball cotton yarn
size 8 for small or 101/2 for large

Cast on 34 stitches:

Rows 1 to 3: Knit

Now start pattern.

Row 1: K 3, purl to last 3 stitches, K 3.

Row 2: K 3, (K 2 tog to last 3 stitches), K 3.

Row 3: K 3, *K 1, pick up horizontal thread before next stitch and knit*, repeat from * to * across row to last 3 stitches, K 3.

Row 4: Knit

Row 5: K 3, (purl to last 3 stitches) , K 3.

Row 6: Knit

Repeat rows 1 to 6 six times. Then rows 5 and 6 once. Bind off. Weave in the threads.


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.

Review: Dry Spice Mixes: Top 50 Most Delicious Spice Mix Recipes [A Seasoning Cookbook]

Dry Spice Mixes: Top 50 Most Delicious Spice Mix Recipes [A Seasoning Cookbook] Dry Spice Mixes: Top 50 Most Delicious Spice Mix Recipes [A Seasoning Cookbook] by Julie Hatfield
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book has some amazing recipes for dry spice mixes.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Review: Weaving Made Easy: How to Weave for Beginners

Weaving Made Easy: How to Weave for Beginners Weaving Made Easy: How to Weave for Beginners by Petra Pulido
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great book on weaving for beginners. It has projects, tells you how to make a weaving loom, set it up and weave. Book has several projects for weaving on heavy cardboard and a couple for weaving on small looms.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Review: Breakfast Ideas Value Pack II - 200 Recipes For Waffles, Omelets, Coffee Cake and Quick Bread

Breakfast Ideas Value Pack II - 200 Recipes For Waffles, Omelets, Coffee Cake and Quick Bread Breakfast Ideas Value Pack II - 200 Recipes For Waffles, Omelets, Coffee Cake and Quick Bread by Pamela Kazmierczak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This cookbook has some amazing recipes from waffles, omelets, coffee cakes and quick breads. Also has a few recipes for
Yeast bread recipes and recipes for one or two people.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Hurdle Stitch September 2015 Stitch of the Month Knit

September 2015 Stitch of the Month Knit


The Hurdle Stitch
Multiples of 2


Row 1: Knit each stitch across row, turn.

Row 2: same as row 1, turn.

Row 3: * K 1, P 1 *  repeat from * to * across row, turn.

Row 4: * K 1, P 1 *  repeat from * to * across row, turn.

Repeat rows 1 to 4 for pattern, end with row 4.





Friday, September 1, 2017

Baby Bootees


November 2011 Pattern of the Month Knit


 Baby Bootees 1978@ N. L. Banks

Another one of the patterns I had made for my daughter when she was a baby. It's fast and easy. Enjoy


Materials:
4 ply yarn
size 4 knitting needles
36 inches of ½ ribbon, cut in half.
 

Cast on 26 stitches

Row 1: K2, P2,


Row 2: P2,  K2, for 1 inch, inc 1 stitch after the last row of ribbing. (27 stitches).


Row 3: Beading row: * K1, yo, k 2 tog.  repeat from * across row.


Rows 4, 6, 8: purl


Rows 5, 7: knit


Work Instep:

K 9, place last 9 stitches just knit on holder, knit to end of row, turn, 

P 9, place these 9 stitches on holder and work to end of row.   Work 16 rows on center 9 stitches, ending with a purl row. Cut yarn, turn.

Work Foot: 
K 9 stitches from holder, pick up and knit 8 stitches from side of instep, k 9 center sts, pick up and k 8 on side of instep, k 9 sts from holder. (43 stitches).

Work even (p 1 row, k 1 row) for 6 rows, ending with k row.

Decease row:
Row 1: p 1, p 2 tog, p16, p 2 tog, p1, p2 tog, p to last 3 stitches,  p2 tog., p 1. (39 stitches)

Row 2: knit

Row 3: p 1, p 2 tog, p 14, p 2 tog, p 1, p 2 tog, purl to last 3 stitches, p 2 tog, p 1. (35 stitches)

Finishing:
 Bind off, sew seams, run ribbon thru beading rows on booties.

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.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Keep Maine Warm


To Anyone That Knits or Crochets Hats. Either Hand Knitting or Machine knitting. Join our fun Contest and win prizes. 

Let's "Keep Maine Warm".


Our Hat Contest is continuing for 2017. Enter your hats to win some wonderful prizes. The hats are then donated to the needy in my area to help "Keep Maine Warm". 


All sizes and colors can be sent. They will be greatly appreciated. 


This contests judging will be in mid November, 2017 so your hats need to be received by me on or before November 1st. 

This is what I would like to do. They don't have to be your own original pattern. Make them colorful, make them plain, make them however you desire. Any style, shape or color. I do ask that they be made from acrylic yarn or a yarn that is machine washable and dryable Enter as many hats as you would like. They can be hand knit, machine knit, crocheted, whatever method you like. Let's make as many children and needy adults as warm as possible next winter. Last year's hats went to some elementary schools, senior citizens, homeless shelters, food kitchens, local town office for Christmas Baskets and other needy citizens. You should have seen the happy faces on the children, especially when they found out they could keep them. They were worn with pride. You can send as many as you would like.


Send them to:


Country Knitting OF Maine
351 White Schoolhouse Rd
Madison, ME 04950-3202



We have a challenge sponsored by Kathryn Doubrley.

From Kathryn Doubrley: My 2017 challenge to knitters is to knit 100 hats along with me to contribute to the “Keep Maine Warm” campaign. As my Grandma use to say, “good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise,” I will be knitting and sending 100, also. So if you get bored, aggravated and lonely while you work, remember you aren’t really alone. Several of us around the world are knitting maniacally too. Those who do send 100 hats to Linda for the charity will receive one of my books for free plus gratitude and respect from many sources.
Kathryn - http://www.theanswerlady.com


VERY IMPORTANT


Make sure that you attach a piece of paper to your hat with your name, address, phone number and email address if you have one. Hats need to be received here no later then November 1, 2017. 

Prizes To Be Awarded in 2017
Prizes To Be Awarded

A. A Jumbo yarn winder from Peter Patchis of www.peterpatchisyarns.com

B. Pattern book, “Making Your Knitting Machine Sing” by Mike Becker of dknits.com

C. Pattern by Cindy Schmatz of www.cindysknittroom.com

D. 1 Issue of Machine Knitting Monthly from Dororthy & Bernie Rosman of www.customknits.com

E. Ribber Workshop book from Eileen Montgomery of www.eileenmontgomery.com

F. 1 year subscription of Country Knitting of Maine News & Views from Country Knitting of Maine

G. 6 month Subscription to Knit It Now by Sue Jalowiec of www.knititnow.com

H. 5 pound box of assorted yarns from Country Knitting of Maine

I. Pack of 10 Blank punch cards from Country Knitting of Maine.


Random prizes to be drawn for anyone entering hats.

Pattern book from Country Knitting of Maine - Understanding Your Ribber (pdf file)
Pattern Book Afghans & Baby Blankets from Country Knitting of Maine (pdf file)
Pattern Book by Ileen Levy

Pdf pattern book to each person entering hats (No catagories needed) from Kathryn Doubrley of www.theanswerlady.com and also a pdf book from Country Knitting of Maine

Also from Kathryn Doubrley: My 2017 challenge to knitters is to knit 100 hats along with me to contribute to the “Keep Maine Warm” campaign. As my Grandma use to say, “good Lord willing the creek don’t rise,” I will be knitting and sending 100, also. So if you get bored, aggravated and lonely while you work, remember you aren’t really alone. Several of us around the world are knitting maniacally too. Those who do send 100 hats to Linda for the charity will receive one of my books for free plus gratitude and respect from many sources.
Kathryn - http://www.theanswerlady.com

If your company has a prize to donate, please contact me, “oth98@hotmail.com,” and we can add your information to the next issue and also to my website.
Categories for 2017

A. Over all Judges Favorite 
B. Most Unique Hat 
C. Most Creative Use of Colors 
D. Favorite Men’s Hat 
E. Favorite Ladies Hat
F. Favorite Toddler Hat
G. Favorite Style
H. The Most Colors in One Hat
I. Favorite Infant Hat

The Bag Bear

The Bag Bear
 by Sandy Lightfoot

BK016. $14.00. 14 pgs. No Ribber required, for the standard gauge machine. This is so cute you’ll want to make several. A very neat way to store all the plastic bags you get shopping and to use up left over cones of yarn. 

The step by step pattern is vary easy to follow directions with lots of photos and diagrams to help you make this pattern.  If you buy several patterns/books you will only pay actual mailing costs.   http://www.sandylightfoot.com  250-423-7176

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Review: Baked Potatoes: The Ultimate Recipe Guide

Baked Potatoes: The Ultimate Recipe Guide Baked Potatoes: The Ultimate Recipe Guide by Johanna Davidson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gee, all I do is use a fork an push holes in the potato and put in the microwave for 4 to 6 minutes but this book has some really yummy recipes for one or more.

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Review: Beautiful Baby Knitting Patterns

Beautiful Baby Knitting Patterns Beautiful Baby Knitting Patterns by Unknown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cute sets for hats sweaters mittens for baby.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Review: The Moonglow Cafe

The Moonglow Cafe The Moonglow Cafe by Deborah Garner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An array of warm and charming characters and a fast placed plot set in the back roads of Montana will pull you into this story of a newspaper reporter who meets up with jewel thief and lost stolen art. It will keep you reading and guessing up to the very end.

This is the 2nd in a series of Paige Mackenzie Mysteries.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Review: 30 Delicious Icebox Cookie Recipes

30 Delicious Icebox Cookie Recipes 30 Delicious Icebox Cookie Recipes by Lori Burke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When my kids were little I used icebox cookies. I could make them and freeze for later but I had only three. Vanilla, Sugar and chocolate to use. But this book has 30 wonderful easy to use recipes to choose from. Too bad I am older now. If I made these I would have to eat them. Lol. Loved the recipes.

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Review: The Amazing Asparagus Cookbook: 25 Brilliant Asparagus Recipes

The Amazing Asparagus Cookbook: 25 Brilliant Asparagus Recipes The Amazing Asparagus Cookbook: 25 Brilliant Asparagus Recipes by Robert Pratt
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I didn't know you could find so many yummy recipes just for Asparagus! Soups, pasta, baked, with chicken, bacon, potatoes, herbs, and more.

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Review: Knitting For Dummies: Mini Edition

Knitting For Dummies: Mini Edition Knitting For Dummies: Mini Edition by Pam Allen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A very short basic book with lots of information. There is a longer one out, so if you just want a quick course on knitting this book is great and its for a kindle. If you want more information get the other one.

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Review: Simply Fleece

Simply Fleece Simply Fleece by Bonnie Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Has some very nice simple patterns, a few have diagrams. Great for beginners. Good directions. You can make scarves, pillows, blankets, mittens, throws, hats and more.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cloverleaf Doily August 2015 Pattern of the Month Crochet

August 2015 Pattern of the Month Crochet


Cloverleaf Doily

Doilies to Crochet Book No. 324 J.  P. Coats ·& Clark's O.N.T. Original Copyright 1956
Doily measures 17 inches in diameter
J. & P. COATS BIG BALL BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. A.104, Size 30: 2 balls of White, or
CLARK'S BIG BALL MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. B.34, Size 30: 2 balls of White.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 10.
Starting at Center, ch 4.
 1st rnd: 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, sc in same ch, (ch 3, 3 dc in same ch, ch 3, sc in same ch) 3 times (4 petals).
 2nd rnd: Sl st to center dc of first petal, ch 14, * dc in center dc of next petal, ch 11. Repeat from * around. Join to 3rd ch of ch-14.
3rd rnd: Ch 5, dc in same place as sl st, * (ch 2, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch) 5 times; ch 2, in next dc make dc, ch 2 and dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5 (28 sps).
4th rnd: Ch 18, * skip 1 dc, d tr in next dc, ch 13. Repeat from * around. Join to 5th ch of ch-18.
5th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 7, sc in center ch of next loop, ch 7, sc in next d tr. Repeat from * around. Join to first sc.
6th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 7, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.
7th rnd: Attach thread to sc at any point, sc in same place, * ch 9, sc in next sc of next point. Repeat from * around. Join to first sc.
8th rnd: Ch 5, * in next sp make (dc, ch 2) 4 times; dc in next sc, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join to 3rd ch of ch-5 (70 sps). Now work flowers in strips as follows:
FIRST STRIP . . . Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook mak-ing last 2 loops of last dc loose (this is center of flowers), ch 1, sc in top of last dc made, ch 3, in same place make 3 dc, ch 3, sc, ch 3 and 2 dc; ch 5, 2 tr in 5th ch from hook, making last 2 loops of last tr loose for center, ch 1, sc in top of last tr made, ch 4, in same place make 3 tr, ch 4, sc, ch 4 and 2 tr; ch 6, 2 d tr in 6th ch from hook, making last 2 loops of last d tr loose for center, ch 1, sc in top of last d tr made, (ch 5, in same place make 3 d tr, ch 5 and sc) 3 times; ch 5, d tr in same place, sl st at base of first ch-6 made (Large Flower completed); ch 4, tr in same place as last sl st, in center of next flower make sc, ch 4, 3 tr, ch 4, sc, ch 4 and tr; sl st at base of first ch-5 (Middle Flower completed); ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, in center of next flower make sc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, sc, ch 3 and dc; sl st in same place as first sl st (Small Flower completed).
SECOND STRIP . . . (Sl st in next 2 ch and next dc of 8th rnd) 3 times; ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, sc in top of last dc made, ch 3, 2 dc in same place, sl st in center dc of corresponding petal on Small Flower of First Strip, in same place on Second Strip make dc, ch 3, sc, ch 3 and 2 dc; ch 5, 2 tr in 5th ch from hook, in top of last tr make sc, ch 4, 2 tr, sl st in center tr of corresponding petal on Middle Flower of First Strip; in same place on Second Strip make tr, ch 4, sc, ch 4 and 2 tr; ch 6, 2 d tr in 6th ch from hook, in top of last d tr make sc, ch 5 and 2 d tr; sl st in center d tr of corresponding petal on Large Flower of First Strip, in same place on Second Strip make d tr, ch 5 and sc. Complete Large Flower, then complete other half of Strip as before, ending with sl st in same dc on center.
THIRD STRIP . . . (Sl st in next 2 ch and next dc of 8th rnd) twice; work as for Second Strip.
Then repeat Second and Third Strips alternately, joining Last Strip to First Strip. Sl st across to end of 8th rnd. Join and break off (28 strips).
Now work in rnds as follows:
1st rnd: Attach thread to center d tr of any free petal, sc in same place, * ch 15, sc in center d tr of next free petal. Repeat from * around. Join.
2nd rnd: Ch 3, dc in each ch and in each sc around. Join.
3rd rnd: Ch 5, d tr in same place as sl st, * ch 23, skip 15 dc, holding back on hook the last loop of each d tr, make 2 d tr in next dc, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made). Repeat from * around. Join.
4th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 11, sc in center ch of ch-23, ch 11, sc in next cluster. Repeat from * around. Join.
5th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 11, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join.
6th rnd: Sl st in each ch and in next sc, sc in same place as last sl st, * ch 20, sc in sc of next point. Repeat from * around. Join.
7th rnd: Ch 3, dc in each ch and in each sc around. Join.
8th rnd: Ch 5, 6 d tr in same place as sl st, * ch 6, skip 5 dc, sc in next dc, (ch 11, skip 5 dc, sc in next dc) 5 times; ch 6, skip 5 dc, 7 d tr in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join.
9th rnd: Ch 5, d tr in next 2 d tr, * ch 3, tr in next d tr, ch 3, d tr in next 3 d tr, ch 6, sc in next ch-11 loop, (ch 11, sc in next loop) 4 times; ch 6, d tr in next 3 d tr. Repeat from * around. Join.
10th rnd: Ch 5, d tr in next 2 d tr, * (ch 3, tr in next sp) twice; ch 3, d tr in next 3 d tr, ch 6, sc in next ch-11 loop, (ch 11, sc in next loop) 3 times; ch 6, d tr in next 3 d tr. Repeat from * around. Join.
11th rnd: Ch 5, d tr in next 2 d tr, * (ch 4, tr in next sp) 3 times; ch 4, d tr in next 3 d tr, ch 6, sc in next ch-11 loop, (ch 11, sc in next loop) twice; ch 6, d tr in next 3 d tr. Repeat from * around. Join.
12th rnd: Ch 5, d tr in next 2 d tr, * (ch 5, tr in next sp) 4 times; ch 5, d tr in next 3 d tr, ch 6, sc in next ch-11 loop, ch 11, sc in next loop, ch 6, d tr in next 3 d tr. Repeat from * around. Join.
13th rnd: Ch 5, d tr in next 2 d tr, * (ch 6, tr in next sp) 5 times; ch 6, d tr in next 3 d tr, ch 6, sc in next ch-11 loop, ch 6, d tr in next 3 d tr. Repeat from * around. Join.
14th rnd: Ch 7, holding back on hook the last loop of each long tr make a long tr (thread over 6 times) in next 2 d tr, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made); * (ch 8, tr in next sp) 6 times; ch 8, (make a long-tr cluster over next 3 d tr) twice. Repeat from * around. Join to tip of first cluster.
15th rnd: Sl st to center of next loop, ch 12, * tr in next sp, ch 8. Repeat from * around. Join to 4th ch of ch-12 (98 sps).
16th rnd: Ch 3, * 7 dc in next sp, dc in next tr. Repeat from * around. Join.
17th rnd: Ch 5, d tr in same place as sl st, * ch 21, skip 13 dc, make a 2-d tr cluster in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join (58 sps).
 18th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 11, sc in center of ch-21, ch 11, sc in tip of next cluster. Repeat from * around. Join.
19th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 11, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join.
20th rnd: Sl st in each ch and in next sc, sc in same place as last sl st, * ch 15, sc in sc of next point. Repeat from * around. Join.
21st rnd: Ch 4, * 17 tr in next loop, tr in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. Starch lightly and press.