Thursday, January 03, 2008

How can it be...

2008 already, with all it's newness and challenges? We actually celebrated New Years Eve up in Salt Lake City which is beautiful at this time of year, so I had to take a photo of the Temple and some of the lights!!

We went to a Utah JAZZ game which was fabulous! They won!

Let's see... I turn 50 in July of this year so that is a blessing to have lived this long, but as I read it, I can't believe it! 50?? Was I not just in my 30's?

I have a few 2008 challenges... never make ny resolutions anymore as I tend to break them, so 'challenges it is!' :)

* 100 pairs mittens for humanitarian
* 100 pairs newborn booties for humanitarian
* going to learn how to use Dreamweaver and give my website a facelift
* going to study the Book of Mormon in more depth this year

I think that's enough challenges for right now. If I accomplish all those it will be great! In the words of Elder Joseph B. Worthlin said in the April 2007 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

"I urge you to examine your life. Determine where you are and what you need to do to be the kind of person you want to be. Create inspiring, noble, and righteous goals that fire your imagination and create excitement in your heart. And then keep your eye on them. Work consistently towards achieving them."


Here is a brand new CROCHET pattern to try out for this new year.

Bev's Baby Mocs
Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2007
(The photo does not do them justice!)
Size H hook
1 oz Bernat Softee Chunky - chunky weight yarn

NOTE: The front of ankle is left open to fold down...

Ch 2 counts as 1 dc

Newborn size and (3 months)
Chain 24 (27)

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 2 and turn.
Row 2: dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each dc across, ch 2 and turn.

Row 3: dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each dc across. Turn

Row 4: sl st in 4 (5) sts. Ch 2 and dc in that same st. Dc in next 13 (15) dcs. [15 (17) dcs)] Ch 2 and turn

Row 5: Dc in same st as the ch 2, and in every dc across, ch 2 and turn.

Row 6: Dc in same st as the ch 2, and in every dc across.

Row 7: Alternate making a *FPDC and *BPDC across row, working the stiches in the front or back of the sts in the row below. End off by cutting yarn 3" long. Weave this back inside the top of the bootie.

With a new piece of yarn, whip-stitch the bottom of the foot shut, around the toes, and over the top of the foot. Stop stitching at the ankle base. Fold the top down.
Please consider making a pair for your fave hospital and a pair for LDS Humanitarian this year.

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