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2001 October

October 25, 2001
 
I've added several new patterns. 
An EASY BABY AFGHAN is in the Afghan patterns.  This is using one strand and a size K hook, which keeps the stitches loser and softer.  It only take 8 oz of the main color with a little constrasting color for the boarder.  Of course you could make it larger by using more yarn for the main color, but it works fine for a newborn.
I have another slipper pattern, CAROLINE'S SLIPPERS in wearables.  These work up really quickly and are one piece slippers.
Also in wearable is SHERI'S HAT.  A coworker saw my web site and wanted a winter hat.  I decided to use Homespun (she thought that sounded nice and it's machine wash/dry).  It works up soft and quick.  This yarn might be a good yarn for those slippers.
The HALLOWEEN CHOKER is easy and can be made in time for halloween or just remember it's here for next year.
I had a small amount of Lustersheen acrylic yarn left and made a MINI DOILY.  It's under Lace Items.
I like to crochet during my lunch, if possible, and was able to Friday and made a LUNCHTIME POTHOLDER.  As you can tell, I'm making a lot for Christmas gifts.
The last item is an EASY CAN COVER/COZY.  I wanted another one for work if I need it.  Plus I had a little bit of yarn left over.
With some more of that yarn, I made a QUICK ROUND COASTER.  Never can have too many of those.
I finished the Beginner's 2-Strand Afghan.  It will make a nice gift, I think.  There's no change to the pattern.  I'll leave the original photo up, as I like it.
 
Enjoy.
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October 18, 2001
 
I've added a bunch of patterns. 
If a crocheter hasn't worked with 2 strands of yarn before, the BEGINNERS 2-STRAND POTHOLDER is a perfect start.  It's only single crochet and very quick to do.
BEGINNER'S 2-STRAND AFGHAN is a simple afghan.  I put the photo up even though I'm not done, but it's hard to tell from the photo.  I plan on doing the edging in single crochet, so there won't be any changes to the instructions.  This is for a wedding gift.
DEBORAH'S 2-STRAND AFGHAN is my afghan that I made for myself.  I have scrap yarn afghans, but decided to make a real nice one for me.  For this one I used verigated yarn and a solid color.  I use it and it's so nice.
The YOUR CELL PHONE HOLDER is simple.  It can be made to fit any cell phone, even a friends.
The SNOOD is for more beginner/advanced crocheters, but not hard and takes very little time.
 
I also added more photos of our dogs, one of our female all grown up.
 
I've also added more links to crochet sites.
 
Enjoy these items!
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October 11-16, 2001

I've changed my LINKS page. I finally figured out how to add the banners. Some I couldn't add, but will try later. You'll also find a globe that will link to back to page with other globes. I put on on my American Pattern's page which is beautiful, so I had to link back to her page. I don't have a banner for my page, I'll figure out how to do that one day.
I changed the date because I've been working on this for a while. I've even changed it once more. I like the new layout. This will allow me to add even more links as needed.
Enjoy.

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October 9, 2001

I've added several new patterns. My favorite is the CAMEO JEWELRY. I'm going to be making more, so I may have a new page for jewelry alone. I made a SIMPLE SQUARE POTHOLDER as I want to make more for Christmas gifts and this is one more added to my pile (not a very big pile currently). The BABY BIB I designed is easy enough to finish and add with an afghan (I have a baby afghan almost ready to publish, need to think of a boarder) for a gift.

That's all for right now. Enjoy.

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