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Archive for December, 2006

Use a coaster!

Posted by sallenlouise on December 27, 2006



~Basket of Coasters~ (8 pc set)

~This is a gift I made for my neighbor. She loves purple too! I haven’t seen her yet, so I still have it sitting here. What do you think?? Gift worthy? I hope so.
~This was fun to make. The basket is cute, but I think it needs a heavier yarn, or possibly cotton for it to come out better.

~A true friend is the gift of God, and he only who made hearts can unite them.~
~~ Robert South ~~

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Happy Holidays To All!

Posted by sallenlouise on December 27, 2006

~I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, and I wish you all the best for the new year. Give your family that extra hug, and tell them that you love them. Reflect over the years that have passed, and look to the future years with hope and excitement.
~Well, the holidays are over. It sort of sad don’t you think… This is such a wonderful time. I have both Scottish and English (moms a Scott, dads a Brit) in my family, and this is a big time of year. It’s time to be together. Sometimes, that’s not always possible, but you do what you can . New Year is almost upon us, and it’s a very emotional time. Every year, there are tears and laughter, especially when the countdown is finished.
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~By the beginning of next week, I think I will have more time to post and visit my favorite places!

~A true friend is the gift of God, and he only who made hearts can unite them.~
~~ Robert South ~~

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Afghan almost joined, Hubby home soon!

Posted by sallenlouise on December 22, 2006

Ohhh boy, in 1 hour and 45 mins my hubby will be home!! I’m soooo happy. The thing is, I’m finishing his afghan. I have 2 squares left to join! (so glad to be done…then to finish daughters….woo hoo……..the final countdown!) I think it looks really nice. I’m off to finish the race……haha! I will post again soon. I hope you all enjoy this special time of year.
Me!

~A true friend is the gift of God, and he only who made hearts can unite them.~
~~ Robert South ~~

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~My New Group~ Swap signups!

Posted by sallenlouise on December 20, 2006

WOO HOOO! I have just started a yahoo group called
~If you love to swap, come on by! Knitters and crocheters are welcome.
I have to approve new members, but I have a good reason, lol! When you first sign up, I can have a message sent out to you while your in pending mode. The message asks for pertinent details that are needed for any swap. This is a swapping group so this information IS necessary. Your info is not given out to anyone besides your partner in the swap that you decide to participate in. You are not approved until I have this info. If you do not want to give this info, you cannot swap, hence, you will not be approved.

Favorite Color Afghan~In~6 swap

(our first swap on the dockett)

  • Materials : Carons Simply Soft (only)
  • Size = 12″ squares
  • Send out 2 squares per month

This will be loads of fun! Come on over and lets swap!

~A true friend is the gift of God, and he only who made hearts can unite them.~
~~ Robert South ~~

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Color Me Clustered!

Posted by sallenlouise on December 20, 2006

Well, I’m having a heck of a time. I am trying to crochet the Color Wheel pattern……..It’s not going as planned. I know I’m just over looking something. SOMETHING STUPID, I’m sure. Please point out what I’m not seeing. I’m sure my lack of sleep has something to do with this……….but argggggg!
Thanx in advance for any help!!!!

SKILLLEVEL:** Average (HAHAHAHAHA! I’m not feeling that it’s very average at the moment.)

Rnd 1: chain 10, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch
3, 31 dc in ring, join with sl st in top
of ch-3 (32dc).
(This round went smoothly!….hmm, see, I do know a little something about crochet, lol!!!)
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NOTES
:For beginning cluster
(beg
cl), ch 3, (yo, insert hook in next st,
yo, draw lp through, yo, draw through
2 lps on hook) 4 times, yo, draw
through all 5 lps on hook.
(OK, got it!)
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For cluster (cl), yo, insert hook in
same st as last st worked
, yo, draw lp
through, yo, draw through 2 lps on
hook, (yo, insert hook in next st, yo,
draw lp through, yo, draw through 2
lps on hook) 4 times, yo, draw
through all 6 lps on hook.
(Say what??? OK, That gives me two clusters in one stitch. (when working round 2) I don’t think that’s right……also, It can’t be in the last chain of the 6….What am I not seeing here?)
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For last cluster
(last cl), yo, insert
hook in same st as last st worked, yo,
draw lp through, yo, draw through 2
. lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in next
st, yo, draw lp through, yo, draw
through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, yo,
insert hook in same st as first st, yo,
draw lp through, yo, draw through 2
lps on hook, yo, draw through all 6
lps on hook.

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Rnd 2: Working this rnd in back lps
only, beg cl, ch 6, (cl, ch 6) 6 times,
work last cl, ch 6, join with sl st in top
of beg cl (8 cls, 8 ch lps).
(Please tell me how to work the clusters so that I can end up with 8……)(I added the next part so that you can see what’s going on.)
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Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first cl, ch 4, sc in
next ch lp, ch 4, (sc in next cl, ch 4, sc
in next ch lp, ch 4) around, join with
sl st in first sc (16 sc, 16 ch lps).
Rnd 4: Sl st into first ch lp, ch 1, sc
in same lp, ch 5, (sc in next ch lp, ch
5) around, join, fasten off.

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ISP Probs

Posted by sallenlouise on December 19, 2006

~OK,FYI……I’m not sure what my internet connection is up to, but it keeps loosing it’s signal.
~Those of you that need me for anything, If I am MIA….Thats why.
I’m only posting this now, incase anyone thinks the worst.

Have a great day, and I hope I can be around to posting!

~A true friend is the gift of God, and he only who made hearts can unite them.~
~~ Robert South ~~

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Jo-Anns Ad thru Dec 24th

Posted by sallenlouise on December 18, 2006

STORE ONLY SALES:
Entire Stock Sensations™ YARNS
Exclusive!
$3.99 each (Reg. 4.99-5.99 ea)

Patons® CHA CHA YARN Bernat® BLING BLING YARN
$2.99 each Your Choice (Reg. 4.99 ea)

Lion Brand® LANDSCAPES YARN
4.49 each (Reg. 5.99 ea)

Sensations™ KNIT & CROCHET KITS
Save 50% 9.99 each (Reg. 19.99 ea)

Jo-Ann Craft Essentials™ ROLLING YARN TOTE
Save $25 24.99 each (Reg. 49.99 ea)

50% off CHRISTMAS SPECIALTY FIBERS
Sale 1.49-4.99 each (Reg. 2.99-9.99 ea)

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ONLINE STORE SALES:
Buy 8 or More Skeins of Yarn and Save an Additional 10%!
Bernat® Boa Yarn Sale Price: $3.49
Caron One Pound Yarn Sale Price: $4.49
Caron Simply Soft Holiday yarn Reg Price: $1.89
30% OFF – Knitting Needle & Crochet Hook Gift Sets!
$4.49 each – Caron One Pound Yarn, Reg $5.99!
$3.77 each – Lion Brand Lion Boucle Yarn, Reg $4.99!
$3.99 each – Patons Classic Merino Wool Yarn, Reg $5.99!
$1 OFF – Every Moda-Dea Skein of Yarn!
25% OFF – Crochet Hooks!
25% OFF – Knitting Needles!
25% OFF – Knitting & Crochet Books!

~A true friend is the gift of God, and he only who made hearts can unite them.~
~~ Robert South ~~

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Hobby Lobby Ad thru Dec 23rd

Posted by sallenlouise on December 18, 2006

It’s time to shop again!
Here are the sales that pertain to everything crochet, and or knit!

~Don’t forget to print your 40% off coupon!~

Coats Moda Dea Zing, Dream, & Lazy Daisy (1.75oz) $2.99 (reg $4.24-$4.99)
All Looms and Knitting Accessories 50 % OFF
All Needleart Kits 30 % OFF
All Needlework Vintage Style Tools & Notions 50 % OFF
Eagle Craftstor Stackable Needlework Tote $23.99 (reg $49.99)

Go to the HOBBY LOBBY WEEKLY AD for other items on sale.

~Well, I probably won’t be buying any yarn from HL this week. I may be checking out tools and notions stuff for 50% off……….that’s a great deal in my eyes!

~A true friend is the gift of God, and he only who made hearts can unite them.~
~~ Robert South ~~

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Michaels Ad~ Thru Dec 23

Posted by sallenlouise on December 18, 2006


Knifty Knitter On Sale @ Michaels
$9.99 (Reg. 14.99) Sale ends Dec 23.


~I will add more if I missed anything~


~A true friend is the gift of God, and he only who made hearts can unite them.~
~~ Robert South ~~

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It’s been 24 days………

Posted by sallenlouise on December 17, 2006

~Well, It’s been 24 days since my last cigarette. Thanksgiving day, I started feeling sick. It was awful. Well, a couple of days later, I realized that I hadn’t had one since Thanksgiving. I thought to my self, this is it. NO MORE EVER AGAIN!
~My being sick really helped. I think it was meant to be, lol! I had the crap for a few weeks, even had laryngitis, I just got over that one. It was the first time that I have ever had it. I have had sore throats, and a croaky voice, but oh boy! That was fun.
~ANYHOW! Still No cigs. I have had my moments, but I make it thru. I keep a lot of gum handy. I may get a bit irritible, but, I guess thats all a part of it!
~My hubby and kids are being very supportive. DH , when home(which is hardly at all), smokes outside. No ashtrays are left in the house, no cigs are anywhere, and when I need a cig fix, I’m just SOL! I grab a piece of gum. Which by the way, I buy gum everytime I go into a store.

~Have any of you quit smoking? Do you have any good tips to share? I know I’m going to have some hard times…………..I’m not looking forward to them!

~I am looking forward to a smoke-free life! Woo Hoo!

~A true friend is the gift of God, and he only who made hearts can unite them.~ ~~ Robert South ~~

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