Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Characterized by many curves or turns; winding.|
|Usage:||We tried to trace the path of the sinuous stream, but it veered and curved in every direction.|
Idiom of the Day
Favorable, kindly, or approving regard or treatment. Usually used in the phrase "in someone's good graces" or some variation thereof.
|Born to a noble family, Chiara Offreduccio, now St. Clare of Assisi, was deeply influenced by fellow Assisian St. Francis. Refusing to marry, she instead fled to a chapel where he received her vows. She later became abbess of a female religious community that included her sister and mother. The Second Order of St. Francis, or Poor Clares, adopted the absolute poverty of St. Francis but was strictly cloistered, unlike its counterpart, the Franciscans|
|The town of Itatí is situated on the banks of Argentina's Paraná River. Two days before the well-known festival of Neustra Señora de Itatí, which is held on July 16, thousands of pilgrims begin to arrive from San Luis de Palmar in a seemingly endless procession of people on horseback, in carts, and on foot; festival goers arrive from all over Argentina as well. Worship services take place on the 16th in the huge basilica that guards the copper statue of the Virgin, which is more than 24 feet high. Pilgrims even ascend up into the statue until their heads reach the Virgin's crown|
1790 - The District of Columbia, or Washington, DC, was established as the permanent seat of the United States Government.
1926 - The first underwater color photographs appeared in "National Geographic" magazine. The pictures had been taken near the Florida Keys.
1935 - Oklahoma City became the first city in the U.S. to install parking meters.
1951 - J.D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye" was first published.
1981 - After 23 years with the name Datsun, executives of Nissan changed the name of their cars to Nissan.
2009 - In Chicago, Sears Tower was renamed Willis Tower.
The painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala) is a large wading bird in the stork family. It is found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia. Its distinctive pink tertial feathers give it its name. This stork forages in flocks in shallow waters along rivers or lakes, immersing its half open beak in water and sweeping it from side to side and snap up its prey. The painted stork nests colonially in trees, often along with other waterbirds. The only sounds it produces are weak moans or bill clattering at the nest. This bird is not migratory and only makes short distance movements in some parts of its range.
A Salty Snack
Photograph by Charlie Hamilton James
Clay cliffs just outside Peru's Manú National Park form a natural salt lick that attracts various animals, including these red-and-green macaws. More than a thousand species of birds—10 percent of the world total—live in and around the park.
knit, 3 - 5 yrs
Materials: Yarns, Tapestry needle, 6 buttons
Hooks: Hook 6.5 mm for the soles and 6.00mm for the upper
Yarn: Tapestry yarn for the soles, Medium Worsted Cotton for the uppers and Flowers
Gauge : 2 inches / 6 sts/ 1 Row
With 6.5 mm hook
Sizes: From 5 to 6
Work a ch 16
Rnd 1: work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 chs, hdc in next 5 chs, dc in
next 5 chs, 7 dc in last ch, working in the loops on the opposite side, dc in next 5 chs, hdc in next 5 chs, sc in last 3 chs, join with sl st in the skipped ch (36 sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 14 sts, 2 sc in next 5 sts, sc in next 14 sts, join with sl st in ch-1 (44 sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 2 times, sc in next 16 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 4 times, sc in next 14 sts, join with sl st in ch-1 (52 sts)
Sizes: From 7 to 8
Work a ch 17
Rnd 1: work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 chs, hdc in next 6 chs, dc in next 5 chs, 7 dc in last ch, working in the loops on the opposite side, dc in next 5 chs, hdc in next 6 chs, sc in last 3 chs, join with sl st in the skipped ch (38 sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in next 3 sts, sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next 5 sts, sc in next 15 sts, join with sl st in ch-1 (46 sts)
Rnd 3: ch 1, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 2 times, dc in next 17 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 4 times, dc in next 15 sts, join
with sl st in ch-1 (54 sts)
Sizes: From 9 to10
With 6.5 mm hook, ch 18
Rnd 1: work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 chs, hdc in next 7 chs, dc in next 5 chs, 7 dc in last ch, working in the loops on the opposite side, dc in next 5chs, hdc in next 7 chs, sc in last 3 chs, join with sl st in the skipped ch (40 sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 16 sts, 2 hdc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 16 sts, join with sl st in ch-1 (48 sts)
Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 2 times, dc in next 18 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 4 times, dc in next 16 sts, join with sl st in top of beginning ch-2 (56 sts)
Sizes: From 11 to 12
With 6.5 mm hook, ch 19
Rnd 1: work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4 chs, hdc in next 7 chs, dc in next 5 chs, 7 dc in last ch, working in the loops on the opposite side, dc in next 5 chs, hdc in next 7 chs, sc in last 4 chs, join with sl st in the skipped ch (42 sts)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 17 sts, 2 hdc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 17 sts, join with sl st in ch-1 (50 sts)
Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 2 times, dc in next 19 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 4 times, dc in next 17 sts, join with sl st in top of beginning ch-2 (58 sts)
Medium worsted cotton
Medium worsted cotton
Row 1- Ch1 , 1 sc each st across in backloops, join.
Row 2- Ch2, 1 hdc each st across (half double crochet), join.
Row 3- Ch1 ,1 sc each st across, join.
Row 4- Place a pin in the middle front. Is done? Ok.
Now, count 12 sitches to each side, starting from the middle. The idea is find the most centered 24 sts in the front of slipper.
Row 5- We will make all this row with hdc for yarn, but at the front centered 24 sts, make 2 hdc tog, 12 times . We are decreasing as you can see.Join.
Row 6- Repeat, but this time you only work 6 times- 2 hdc tog- at front. We still decrease. Join.
Row 7- Is a sc (single crochet) row, 1 sc each st across. Join.
You will place 3 petals at that ring.
Just follow this: #ch3, 3 treble crochet, ch4 to join#.
Repeat for a total of 3 times.
Decorate with Buttons
Simple Spicy Asparagus in a Wok
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... game
CAN YOU SPOT THE DIFFERENCES? (4)
Lion Brand Notebook
Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To fetch some merino in blue.
But when she got there
The cupboard was bare
And so Mother Hubbard screamed,
“How many times do I have to
Tell you all to stay out of my stash?”
Old King Cole
Was a merry old soul
And a merry old soul was he.
He called for his pattern,
And called for his yarn,
And called for his hook, size E.
Three little kittens,
They lost their mittens,
And they began to cry.
And all I could think was
What possessed me to knit clothes
For the cats?
Should I seek professional help?
Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of yarn,
And another pocket full of yarn.
Has anybody seen my knitting bag?
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your sweater grow?
I asked you please to shut your mouth
’Til I get to the end of this row.
There was an old woman
Who lived in a shoe.
She had so much yarn,
She had to store most of it in the second shoe.
Good thing shoes come in pairs
Hey, raddle heddle,
The cat and the treadle,
The cow jumped over the loom.
The little dog said
I told you we didn’t have
Space in the living room
For that thing.
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, knitter man,
Knit me a sweater as fast as you can.
Cabled and bobbled, like that one in the store,
I will totally pay you fifty bucks
Plus the cost of the yarn.
Baa, baa black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.
One for $7.50 per skein, and
The other two are on sale
At twenty percent off
Because the colors are being discontinued
So it seems this is your lucky day.
Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse has knit one sock.
The other one
Will never be done.
Hickory, dickory, @#!$*.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty was knitting a shawl.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Asked him so many questions about it
That he lost his place in the chart
Messed up sixteen long rows
And had to rip out and
Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was white as snow
And everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go.
She made the lamb into a shrug,
And wore it to the fair.
The color looked divine on her,
But the neckline was wonky.
To market, to market
To buy a fat hen.
Home again, home again,
With enough yarn for
And ten pairs of socks.
And I forgot