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Linda's Crafty Chronicles

Volume 1, Issue 4 - May 2000

In this issue:

Thank you
Finishing, Blocking, Starching and Shaping
Crochet/Knitting Instructions
Children's Patterns in Knit and Crochet
Measurements Information
3 Free Patterns
Suggestions
Next Month

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Thank you to all the people that sent me good wishes for my son's wedding. It is today, May 1st at 1 pm so I sent this out first thing this morning. A big thank you to those that sent in suggestions for this issue of the newsletter. With my son's wedding and 2 coworkers weddings this month I have been very busy. They were a big help.

Linda Bohrn

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As you can see below, I really enjoy Martha's (aka - StarGazer) site. I have found links here that I wasn't able to find anywhere else. She deserves a big hand for the information she provides on her site.

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Finishing, Blocking, Starching and Shaping:

The first suggestion I received was asking for information on blocking and finishing the items we make. I found a great site with links to this information.

Stargazer's links to Finishing, Blocking, Starching and Shaping

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Crochet Instructions

There were several people asking for information on how to use a cro hook, afghan hook, do broom stick lace, joining squares and pieces, crocheting with beads, left handed crocheting and learning to knit and crochet. Well, I found a site with links to all of this information.

StarGazer's Crochet Instructions Links

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Children's Patterns in Knit and Crochet

I had several ask for patterns that they can use to make items for babies and children in hospitals. Care Wear Volunteers is a site that has patterns and lists of hospitals that you can donate to if you don't have one near you.

Knitting Patterns

Crochet Patterns

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Measurements Information

Another lady asked for information on haw to do body measurements for garments (back width, arm measurements) This site has the follow charts and information:

Fiber Gypsy Charts

How much ease to add to body measurements to achieve various styles of fit.
Infant's and Children's body measurements for specific garment sizes.
Misses' body measurements for specific garment sizes.
Women's body measurements for specific garment sizes.
Children's Head Measurements
Approximate finished sizes of hats for premature babies.
Household Items and non-fitting clothing accessories - Standard measurements for blankets, tablecloths, scarves, and more.
Ladies' Size Chart
Men's body measurements for specific garment sizes.
Shoe Sizes: Infants and Toddlers
Sock Sizes
Children's, women's and men's foot measurements.

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3 Free Patterns

This months free patterns are for a Watermelon Table Set. It includes a coaster, napkin ring and a can cosy to keep your pop cold. I plan on adding to this set during the month so check back to my site for the rest of the set. I am hoping to have a placemat, potholder, and a dishcloth. I also have a watermelon notepad holder.

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Suggestions

If you have any suggestion for information you would like to see in this newsletter, please email me at smile@idsely.com

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Next Month

How to increase or reduce the size of a pattern
New Patterns
Knitting and crocheting outfits for toys(Barbies, Beanie Babies, etc...)
Ideas for small projects to work on in the summer heat
and more.......

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Linda Bohrn
Linda's Lists
smile@idsely.com