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All-Star Granny CAL

Posted by sallenlouise on October 9, 2007

Hi guys!
Well, I have  started a local Stitch Wits group on Ravelry. I also decided to make a CAL group, Stitch Wit Cals. If any of you are over there, come on in! If you didn’t know, Stitch Wits is the local group that I started for fellow crochet/knit/yarn enthusiasts! If you are in or around the Burleson, TX area, RSVP here. We meet every Tuesday for the time being. As well as one Saturday a month.


Here is the CAL that will begin in November.

Pattern: All-Star Granny
Finished Size: 54″X68″ Each Sq = 3 1/2″
Book: Granny Delight Afghans  project #3, page 13
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Little Books, 2000

~I bought my copy from Hobby Lobby for $2.79


  • Hook: H
  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • Color A: (Blue)26 ounces (740 grams, 1,785 yards)
  • Color B: (Natural)17 ounces (480 grams, 1,165 yards)
  • Color C: (Lt Blue)15 ounces (430 grams, 1,030 yards)
  • Yarn Needle


  • SQUARE A: Make 48
  • SQUARE B: Make 96
  • SQUARE C: Make 48

If interested in the cal, let me know! If you are not a Ravelry member, that’s OK. You can participate here, just POST a COMMENT. I will be adding a page just for the CAL. So tell you crochet friends that you think might be interested! It will be fun!

I’m not sure how long this would take generally, but there are a lot of squares. (192 actually!) My Goal will be to make 5 squares a week, so 20 squares a month. This will have me finished by November 2008. It will take a total of 13 months. WOWSER! LOL!

Now, let’s see how that all works out! Come on, it will be a lot of fun!


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Busy, Busy, Crazy!

Posted by sallenlouise on October 6, 2007

Well, as you may have noticed, I have bee MIA.  Not purposefully mind you, but just the same. I have been working. If you have your own business, you know you just can’t twiddle your thumbs and wait for something to happen. You have to WORK to get something to happen.  So, I have been working.

My daughter has still been taking up my computer time with school stuff. At first, it was aggravating not to able to get on and surf, post, and play. Especially when I realized that my Ravelry invite came in!! Woo Hoo! I’m so happy! I’ve been on a few times. Maybe soon I can really play!  I have added a few things to the different areas, but wow….there’s a lot that you can do!

My insomnia hit again, and then my sleep patterns were all funky. I have been having dizy spells, but a friend said it could be due to allergies. So, Claritin D to the rescue. Still dizzy spells though. We’ll see. I have to make an appointment anyway…..I just hate having to go to the DRs. Maybe I’ll just give him the run down of all my ailments and get everything taken care of at once. Yeah right, I see multiple visits ahead, argg.

I am loving the crochet meet up! If you have friends that share your craft, you know how wonderful it is. It’s just nice to get out and crochet with fellow enthusiasts! Funny thing, I’m really quite a shy person. SO, I almost canceled the first one due to nerves. I didn’t. I looked at like it was a business thing, and I was fine.LOL! Anyhow, how easy is it to start gabbing about yarn! The first Saturday meet is today.  Right now, we have it every Tuesday, and one to 2 Saurdays a month. I know, It seems like a lot. When the groups grows, we’ll slow down some, but I’m trying to keep things open for peoples schedules.  Besides, my girls love it! We always get there a little bit early, but stay late! It’s our time. If they didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t have it so often, so all is good!

My DH thinks it great that I started this. Speaking of, he is still out of town. It’s been almost a month, if not already. His boss told me yesterday that he thinks DH found him self a girlfriend down there…. Nice, eh, lol! I miss him so much. I was raised an air force brat, always thought that I’d marry into it. Well, that didn’t quite happen, lol! I just never thought that I would be almost in the same boat, dealing with the TDY’s and all.

I have pics that I need to share. YAY! But first, I need to get my camera looked at. My DD has been taking it to school.:) Then she conveniently forgets to bring it home. I finally found out that it was dropped, it’s cracked, and now I see that its jammed. I am unable to charge the battery. So wish me luck! I guess that I need to pick up a disposable or something. Arggg.

Well, I have to run. I will try to post more soon. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Ohh, it is supposed to rain today, keep your fingers crossed that it’s gonna be a great storm! Bye~

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ummm, a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.

Posted by sallenlouise on September 18, 2007


Congratulations to PAULA!!! She won the drawing for the $10 gift certificate to The Loopy Ewe! The drawing was really technical….My daughter drew the name out of an envelope. So sad that I didn’t have a sorting hat….that would have been cool! lol! Yes, I’m a dork….sometimes!

In The News

Mystery Illness Strikes After Meteorite Hits Peruvian Village

This was the first thing I saw online today. Is this not interesting or what? I hope they keep us updated on the developments. I would love to know what they find!!

The Enduring Mysteries of the Moon

I am a lover of the moon. It has always been a link to my family back home. (England) When the moon is high, I know they are (not getting technical on the time here) basically living life, doing their day to day things. When I look at the moon, I always feel closer to them. (I know, it probably sounds corny!)

I have other reasons for my love of the moon. It has always been a constant. I remember gazing at the moon when I was very little, and I remember how the moon looked on specific moments from my past. She was always there. I have always thought of the moon as female. Why? I don’t know. Maybe she is, after all she is the representation of the Goddess. I can assure you though, I did not know this when I was little. Maybe it is just like boats. They are always female. Hmmm.

Hubby News

OK, moving on before I become really nostalgic and get all teary and emotional….We don’t want that now do we. You might know already that hubby works out of town a lot. He is down south as we speak. Yesterday, he went to the DR. due to his finger being highly infected. They gave him a shot for the pain and a shot of antibiotics, froze the finger, an cleaned it. He was out of it most of yesterday. He’s still in pain, and goes back at 11am to see the Dr. I hate this. My DH is in pain, not well, and out of town. He should be home where I can take care of him. At least be able to see for myself that he’s alright. He is one of those that doesn’t go to the DR unless absolutely necessary. So, yes, I am worried and I’m sad. I usually get aggravated with him when he has a cold because, well….YOU KNOW WHY!(lol) Don’t make me say it! This is just different. This is more than a cold. I know, some of you are like….he’ll be fine, get over it. I guess I’m just silly that way. I miss him.

House News:



I said that I will post pics, and I will. Just not in this post, lol! I have to upload the pics and I honestly cannot be bothered at the moment. Sorry! I do have a few to post though.

Let’s Get Hooked

The first meet up is tonight at 7. Woo hoo. I still can’t believe that I started this! Funny thing, I did want to cancel it, lol! Nerves I guess. I really am a shy person. I guess I will just look at it as in a job perspective. I think it will be fun! If you are in the DFW area (more so FW) come see us! It will be fun to get to know other’s with the same hobby! YARN ADDICTION!! Speaking of, I will have to sort some out to swap. It’s mostly novelty though. I learned a lesson on sales. So, here’s a friendly tip:

Just because a $5 skein is on sale for $1, (rough estimates, lol) You don’t need to buy 40! You might get by with just 20!

Alright, I can’t think of anything more to note. Besides, this. Liz, I’m honored!! I will be doing the same with you. 🙂 I just popped over and saw my name…made me giggle….lol!

OK, YES, I think I’m sort of OUT there today…I think I need a nap! Yeah, definitely do, my dogs even think so, and they are very smart! Bye for now!



Click here to check out
Let’s Get Hooked!!

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Posted by sallenlouise on August 19, 2007

I just wanted to alert you to some new swaps! You must be SWAP BOT members to participate:

~*~Mystery Yarn Ball Swap~*~ (sign up here)

Homepage 1 partner, $20.00 limit

Last day to signup/drop: August 23, 2007
Date items must be sent by: September 10, 2007

~*~Halloween Square Swap~*~1 of 4 (sign up here)

Last day to signup/drop: August 24, 2007
Date items must be sent by: September 7, 2007
Number of swap partners: 3 Homepage

Make 1 12″ for each of your 3 partners, using BLACK and Orange Red Heart ww yarn.

~*~Halloween Square Swap~*~2 of 4(sign up here)

Last day to signup/drop: August 31, 2007
Date items must be sent by: September 14, 2007
Number of swap partners: 3 Homepage

Make 1 12″ for each of your 3 partners, using BLACK and Orange Red Heart ww yarn.

~*~Halloween Square Swap~*~3 of 4(sign up here)

Last day to signup/drop: September 7, 2007
Date items must be sent by: September 21, 2007
Number of swap partners: 3 Homepage

Make 1 12″ for each of your 3 partners, using BLACK and Orange Red Heart ww yarn.

~*~Halloween Square Swap~*~4 of 4(sign up here)

Last day to signup/drop: September 14, 2007
Date items must be sent by: September 28, 2007
Number of swap partners: 2 Homepage

Make 1 12″ for each of your 3 partners, using BLACK and Orange Red Heart ww yarn. This round you make a square for your self!

Come on over and join in on the fun! I’ll be looking for you!!!

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Posted by sallenlouise on April 7, 2007

Hi everyone! Another short post….but hey, at least I’m here~

I posted Selah’s purse on her blog……..She has been wanting to get in there,
but has not had the time. She designed it all by her self!! I’m a proud mamma!
(OK, yes, her blog is under my name…she was wanting a my space, but I don’t think
it’s appropriate for kids. This way, I know what’s going on, and no funny business!!
She’s happy though:) and so am I!!)

I have lots of pics of the puppies, but I just can’t be bothered to upload them right now.

I also went shopping! Ummmm, quite frequently….shoot! BUT, my birthday is next
week, so I have an excuse! I will update what I bought when I can add the links, and add pics.

Well, I have to go KNIT WITH TOOTHPICKS! Are you curious??? HEHEHEHEHE!
I will fill you in later! It’s a surprise!

Maybe Iwill remember to take a pic of the SKY today,I always forget!
{Granted, this may not be considered snow in your neck of the woods, but here, we take what we can get!}

~Do you love to SWAP? Come on over to the Swap Ranch!~

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I think It’s Time To Go Shopping!

Posted by sallenlouise on February 13, 2007

Weekly Sales

Prices Effective
Thru February 24th

SENSATIONS Angel Hair $2.00 OFF
SENSATIONS Sprinkles $2.00 OFF
LionBrand Homespun $3.75 (Reg $4.99)
RedHeart Super Saver $1.89 (Reg $2.29)

Provo Craft® Knifty Knitter™ Long Loom Series $14.99 (Reg $19.99)
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Yarn 2 for $4 (Reg $2.49)

Lion Brand® Pound of Love Yarn $4.99 (Reg $6.99)

~Thats All Folks~

Prices Effective
FEBRUARY 12 – 17
Lily Sugar N’ Cream $1.11
Coats Classic Crochet Thread $1.17
YarnBee Soft Delight,Wild CHild Eyelash 99cents
Lion Wool & Caron Felt It 30% OFF
Vintage Style Tools & Notions 30% OFF
All Sil-o-ette Foam Products 50% OFF
~That’s All Folks~

Prices Effective

Sunday, Feb 11th – Saturday, Feb 17th
Michaels Yarn Sale
Homespun® Shetland
Chunky Tweeds
Lion Bouclé Lion Brand® Wool
Classic Merino Wool
3.99 Each
( Reg. 4.99 to 6.29 Each)
~That’s All Folks~
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~Dishcloth Delights Sign ups Open Feb 15th!~

~Do you love to SWAP? Come on over to the Swap Ranch!~

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Posted by sallenlouise on January 14, 2007

Lion Brand Yarn

$3 Brilliant
$3 Dream
$3 • Pooch
(Reg. 4.99 to 6.99)

$2• Carmen
$2• Boa
$2• Caché
$2• Fur Ever™
$2• Fun Fur
$2• Ci Ci
$2• Incredible
(Reg. 4.99 to 5.99)

$2• Be Mine
$2• Baby Lash
(Reg. 3.99 to 4.99)

$1• Baby Bouclé
$1• Fancy Fur
$1• Matrix
(Reg. 2.99 to 5.99)


DMC Floss
4 for $1.00( Reg. 29¢ Each)

OVER 440 COLORS 8.7 yard

~Do you love to SWAP? Come on over to the Swap Ranch!~

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

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Some updates and Jibber Jabber

Posted by sallenlouise on January 12, 2007

~It’s finally Friday! The kids are out of school Monday, so who knows what the next 3 days will hold. I will be definitely sending out my ~Seasons Afghan~ Squares for the swap at Lullabies and Lace on Saturday . I have some C-ghan squares to work on, some afghan squares to finish up, and just some things I want to play around with. (as of right now, I almost have the 7th swap sq completed)
~I have been trying my hand at designing……nothing major, I asure you. It’s actually a bath tissue cover. If it works out, and is not toooo wonky, I’ll post the patterm. Don’t expect to much though.
~Hubby is still not back……arggggg! The poor guy is working his tail off, and barely getting any sleep. He’s working way to hard, and is definitely not appreciated enough at his current job. Yes, I’m whining about it………I miss him. We’re thinking he’ll be gone at least for another week.
~We have some swap openings available for the Favorite Color Afghan sq. swap at the Swappers Ranch. We also so have a Getting to Know you SWAP getting ready to start. You can still make that one if you hurry!


I can hardly believe it my self. I honestly think it was just my time to quit.
I thank GOD every day for giving me the strength to do this.
I know with out his guidance……I would still be puffing away.
Making myself sick…a given, but hurting my girls as well. They don’t need to be around it at all.
~Hubby, when home, will not smoke around me. (he has a few times) When we go out in the car, he will not! So, he is helping in in his way. He is being very supportive. AND, he is now talking about quitting as well! So, I’m praying for him to have the strength to do so.
I guess all you can do is take it one day at a time.

Roller Skating Day [ Jan 12 ]
Accordion Day [ Jan 13 ]
Secret Pal Day [ Jan 14 ]
Dress Up Your Pet Day [ Jan 14 ]
Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution Day [ Jan 17 ]
Whisper “I Love You” Day [ Jan 19 ]

~Well, I think I’m going to crochet until errand time. I hope you have a great weekend……….don’t work to hard, play some, and RELAX!

~Do you love to SWAP? Come on over to the Swap Ranch!~

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

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Step In A Puddle……….

Posted by sallenlouise on January 11, 2007

~It’s Step In A Puddle And Splash Your Friend Day
Fortunately for my friends, It’s going to rain today!!
Happy Thursday everyone!

UPDATED 01/11/07 11:45 = 6 out of 12!!!!! I’m half way done!

~Seasons Afghan Swap~
Woo hoo! I have 5 out of 12 squares made!
They do not all have to be done now, but I
wanted to get as much done as I could. Just in case.
You never know what can come up!

~Do you love to SWAP? Come on over to the Swap Ranch!~

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

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MY JAN SQ came in!!!!

Posted by sallenlouise on January 8, 2007

Thank you Tara!!
This is the Jan sq that came in the mail today.
This pic does not do it justice. It’s very pretty!!!
I love the cables…gorgeous!!!
~I will be taking pics of all of my SAM sqs shortly. (It’s so nice having the digicam!)
~Also, If you like Square swaps, sign ups are open for the Favorite Color Square swap at The Swapers Ranch! This is scheduled to begin in Feb.
~Do you love to SWAP? Come on over to the Swap Ranch!~

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

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