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Ft. Lauderdale AAM 1978 30th Class Reunion

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The Class of 78 Fort Lauderdale Vice Squad. The memories to last beyond a Lifetime, We had a wonderful time more to come later.




It was 1978, it is 2008

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I t has been 30 years since my graduation from High School. This next week we are meeting for our 3oth High School reunion. Some of us are meting in Puerto Rico and some of us are meeting in Florida. the picture above was in 1978 in what we called the class Prom which actually was a weekend retreat at a local hotel. This photo above show my class in front of the school name, we donated the money to make this concrete monument to us lol! This is our class of 78 family reunion, we have our friends and their families sharing . It is always nice to know that these people are around. I was with most of them since the third grade and since we were a small class we knew each other very well. Well until later this week we will have more pictures and more fun to be share in Fort Lauderdale Florida.

5 Hour Baby Set

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This is the picture of the completed set and the video to show it off. Thanks for stopping by and we shall see you next week or the week after.

5 Hour Jacket N a Hat

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I am enjoying this pattern like never before and I am seeing it in such a different light. I guess we call that experience with the Craft. I finish the jacket with I-Cord all around. My choice of adding the Araucania Yarn at the bottom was great, the yarn is fantastic for this kind of project and it has a fullness that I did not expect.The Pattern for this growing set may be found HERE and let me warn you that the Pattern on the main page is fine. I made another pattern from another site and the stitch count was wrong. Nevertheless this pattern may be done in many ways and thus will allow you to create different effects on the Jacket , Hat and booties. I can tell you that it is a fun Pattern to make and very easy.
The hat is so cute and I learned something while making the hat. This hat has a set of 4 rows where you see the little opening. You K2 tog all around then you pick up the thread between two K2 tog stitch and you make a Purl stitch , and you have a beautiful hat. …

A 5 Hour Jacket in Progress

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This 5 hour jacket is coming along nicely, I have added a bit of Araucania Hand Painted Cotton and it is coming out beautifully. I am going to finish this Jacket with an I-Cord Bind off and all around the front of the Jacket so that I can put the buttonholes while I make the I-Cord border. I will have a Video showing you how to make Button Holes using a built in I-Cord. Thanks for stopping by!

Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton Cone WIP/FO

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SO here goes the washcloth for the baby wrap. I was playing around with YO yarn overs and K2 tog and thought it was a cute design. I have been knitting more than crocheting, but the crochet will get it's time soon. I finished the washcloth with an I-Cord Bind off which you can click to see a small demonstration. I am really liking the I-cord for termination of any kind of project crochet or knit.Here below I am showing you the rest of the Cone of Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton. I am making a 5 hour baby sweater, but this one has some mistakes in the stitch counting. I do not have the mistakes, the pattern does. I decided to modify the pattern a bit and just have fun with it.
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July WIP/ FO 2008

Here I am sharing some of my works in progress, some book reviews, some finish objects and the entertainment for the week. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.

Garter Stitch Baby Bath Wrap Free Pattern ©

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Available as a PDF on Ravelry.com, you will need Acrobat Reader 9 which is Free. The Copyright of this pattern is that you give me Credit for my work . The pattern may not be reproduced for commercial use without my permission. If you want to use it in a KAL please ask for permission.
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The following video link will help you with the I-Cord Bind off and the Applied I-cord edging. Just follow this VIDEO LINK .
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Crafty Andy 2008©
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YO = Yarn Over
PSSO = Pass slip stitch over the previous
K2 tog = Knit two stitches together
K3 tog = Knit three stitches together
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A double Decrease is a combination of k2 tog , followed by a PSSO
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Materials: about 370 yards Lion Brand Cotton (1 lb Cone is perfect)
Needles : 10.5 US or 6.5 mm
9.5 US or 5.5 mm (for (I-Cord if desired)
Blunt Needle: Weave the ends just Two!
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Little Stitch markers/holders 20 of them.
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This pattern is easy and fast, you do not finish off the work or bind off until the end, well almost, because when you bind off in I-Cord…

I-Cord Bind off

Well the I-Cord Bind Off is an easy way of finishing or terminating a piece in a very professional looking way. I hope you enjoy the video!

Baby Bath Wrap WIP Jul 08

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Baby Wrap WIP

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This is definitely a very nice and quick knit. It is a very versatile piece, you can make a hood for the wrap, you can add an I-Cord Border or a crochet border. The stitch is simple garter stitch, Knit every row. For those of us that have challenges with purling lol, this is the perfect stitch to deal with.
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I am amazed at the easiness of this pattern just plain garter stitch. I never realized how useful this stitch was and the creative way to use Yarn overs and Double Decreases. It does not follow the rule of Zimmerman's decreases, but it gets a logical decrease as I will explain later. I should point out that I am using a cone and it makes things a lot easier, only one or two ends to weave lol! Thanks for stopping by!