Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A wooden pin used in the game of ninepins.|
|Usage:||He threw the ball so hard that it knocked the ninepin into the neighbor's yard.|
Idiom of the Day
To be considered the agent or instrument of one's fate, especially leading to death.
Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599)
Apprenticed to a Flemish painter at age 10, van Dyck soon came under the influence of master painter Peter Paul Rubens. In 1632, he was invited by Charles I to England, where he was made court painter and knighted. Overwhelmed with commissions, van Dyck employed a team of assistants to help complete his portraits, many of which can be seen in the Louvre, the Museo del Prado, and Buckingham Palace.
Why This Amazon Tribe May Have the World's Healthiest Hearts
|A primitive Amazonian tribe appears to have the best heart health in the world, living a simple existence that inadvertently provides them extraordinary protection against heart disease, researchers report.|
Why this Amazon tribe may have the world's healthiest hearts
1457 - Gutenberg Bible became the first printed book.
1733 - Joseph Priestley invented carbonated water (seltzer).
1790 - Thomas Jefferson became the first U.S. Secretary of State.
1822 - New York Horticultural Society was founded.
1841 - Englishman Orlando Jones patented cornstarch.
1888 - The English Football League was established.
1894 - The first playoff competition for the Stanley Cup began. Montreal played Ottawa.
1895 - Auguste and Louis Lumiere showed their first movie to an invited audience in Paris.
1903 - Niagara Falls ran out of water due to a drought.
1911 - Herman Jadlowker became the first opera singer to perform two major roles in the same day at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
1934 - The first Masters golf championship began in Augusta, GA.
1941 - The Grand Coulee Dam in Washington began operations.
1948 - "The Voice of Firestone" became the first commercial radio program to be carried simultaneously on both AM and FM radio stations.
1954 - The first shopping mall opened in Southfield, Michigan.
1956 - Perry Como became the first major TV variety-show host to book a rock and roll act on his program. The act was Carl Perkins.
1960 - A.L. Schawlow & C.H. Townes obtained a patent for the laser. It was the first patent for any laser.
1962 - Barbra Streisand opened in the Broadway show "I Can Get it For You Wholesale."
1977 - Comedienne Lily Tomlin made her debut on Broadway in "Lily Tomlin on Stage" in New York.
1997 - Tara Lipinski, at 14 years and 10 months, became the youngest women's world figure skating champion.
2002 - A collection of letters and cards sent by Princess Diana of Wales sold for $33,000. The letters and cards were written to a former housekeeper at Diana's teenage home.
Sleeping through the winter is called "hibernation," while sleeping through hot and dry periods like summer is called "estivation."
Queen Victoria used a tincture of marijuana to relieve period pains.
Scholars came up with "three" for the unmentioned number of wise men who came to see Jesus because of the three gifts mentioned in the Bible: frankincense, gold, and myrrh.
Baseball anthem "Take Me Out To the Ball Game" actually has two main verses. During the 7-inning stretch, fans traditionally sing just the refrain. Jack Norworth had never been to an actual baseball game when he wrote the song.
Dr. James Naismith, invented basketball in 1891. The first game was played with two peach baskets and a soccer ball.
Moros is a municipality in the province of Zaragoza, Spain. Located in the Sistema Ibérico mountain range, the village lies on a hill, with the church and former town hall at the top, the residences in the middle, and the sheep pens at the bottom. The population of Moros has been steadily decreasing in recent decades, and was 478 in 2006.
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Loopy Bath Time Mitts
….And a flat side fit for exfoliating needs.
To make your own Loopy Bath Time Mitts here’s what you’ll need:
– US size 5.5mm crochet hook
– Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn
– yarn needle
Loopy Bath Time Mitts Pattern:
Flip the chain over so the back side of the crochet chain faces up. Notice the bar on the back of the crochet chain, this is what you will be crocheting into for the first row.
Row 1: Insert hook into the bar of the second chain from the hook. Single crochet into the back bar of each chain to the end of the row; Chain 1 and turn. (ch 1 does not count as a stitch (15 stitches))
Row 2: Crochet loop stitch into each single crochet across the row; Chain 1 and turn.
If you are unfamiliar with loop stitch, see the photo tutorial below.
Step 1: Insert hook into the first stitch like you normally would.
Step 2: Have working yarn looped around your pointer finger with the hook in front just like I show in photo 2.
Step 3: Grab the working yarn that is resting behind your pointer finger with the crochet hook.
Step 4: Bring the yarn through the stitch. You will now have the yarn wrapped around your finger and two loops on your crochet hook.
Step 5: Grab the working yarn behind your finger loop with the hook, and bring through the two loops on your hook like your normally would in a single crochet.
Step 6: You’ve just completed loop stitch!
Having a hard time with loop stitch?? See this video tutorial here.
**Note: The first row of loop stitch will be super awkward and kind of annoying but I promise it gets much much easier!! Once you get the hang of it, you’ll find your rhythm and it’ll go much more smoothly.
Row 3: Single crochet across row; Ch 1 and turn (15 stitches)
Row 4: Crochet loop stitch across row; Ch 1 and turn (15 stitches)
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until the piece measures about 4.5 inches. End with a single crochet row.
Making the flat side:
Single crochet across entire row into front loops only; ch 1 and turn. (Pictured below)
(After you crochet across the row in the front loops only, you’ll see you created a little shelf of loops to crochet across for the finishing touches)
Single crochet across entire row like you normally would into both loops; ch 1 and turn. Continue in rows until the flat side measures 4.5 inches.
1: Crochet piece should be about 9 inches long.
2: Fold piece in half and keeping the foundation end and last row end opened…single crochet in each row along the side of the work, connecting the two halves together.
3: Single crochet across exposed loops of the folded edge.
4: Single crochet down the other side of the mitt.
Cut yarn, and secure. Weave in loose ends!
Grab your favorite bath gel and enjoy!!
*SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK (1599-1641)
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