The Pink, One-Piece Wrap Style 1 ( Pink Stripe) Size – Small – Medium – Large Length (neck to base of tail) – 10 inches – 14 inches – 20 inches Width (without side tabs) – 9 inches – 12 inches – 18 inches The instructions are given for the smallest size. Materials Chunky Yarn â€“ 2 (3,6) ounces Size 9 straight needles, (5 Â½ mm) or size required for gauge One 4inch stitch holder Crochet Hook Hook and Loop fastener such as Velcro Straight pins, needle and matching thread Gauge 7 stitches and 11 rows = 2 inches Pattern Cast on 16 (22, 42) stitches Row 1: (Wrong Side) Purl 1 Knit 1, (P1, K 1) ribbing.Row 2: (Right Side) Increase 1stitch in the first stitch, (knit in front and back of the stitch) and P1 K one to the last stitch. Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 43 (57, 80) stitches on the needle.K1, P1, evenly until work measures the required length from neck to base of tail.Dividing Row: K1, P1 14 (18, 25) stitches and place these on the stitch holder.Bind off the next 15 (21, 30) stitches for neck opening. These 14 (18, 25) stitches will form the first shoulder. Knit or Purl the last 2 stitches together as per pattern. Continue in pattern until shoulder measures about 2 (3, 4 ) inches from the bound off stitches at the neck edge. Half way between the last increase row and the neck edge mark off the center 2 (4, 6) inches.Work in rib pattern until work measures about 2 (3, 5) inches from the bound off stitches at the neck edge. Row 1: K or P 2 together, pattern to the end of the row. With right side facing pick up and K 11(19, 29) stitches along the center marked edge.With Right side facing pattern to the last 2 stitches K2 together. Repeat these 2 rows until 4 (7, 15) stitches remain. Second Shoulder Slip stitches from the stitch holder onto needle with right side facing. Row 2: Pattern to the last 2 stitches, K or P2 together. Work in K1, P1 pattern until tab measures 2, (2, 4) inches from the side edge.To shape the tab, K or P 2 together, pattern to the last 2 stitches, K or P 2 together. Sew enough of the hook and loop fastener to each side of the tab edges on the shoulder and under stomach to close sweater.
I know—this is supposed to be a blog about African American romance and love. And I thought it would be a nice community service for me to come up with a list of songs that speak to sisters when they are at the breaking point, that I'm not gonna take this anymore point. Songs that, if a guy happens to come home a little late and his woman his blasting them—singing at the top of her lungs and from the bottom of her gut—he'd better make a u-turn. It was refreshing to see a black chick screaming like a rocker. And I'm sure there are some that didn't make my top five that you might turn on and sing along with when your significant other is working your nerves. Who can forget the classic "I hate you so much right now! " The first time I heard this song, I just stared at the TV thinking WTF! "Padlock" makes this list with lyrics like: "I'm padlocking my heart, you and I are finished. Nasir Jones she was the first girl to scream on a track. But we'll have to save that one for the cool places to make love mix tape. "Caught Out There" (I hate you so much right now) by Kelis – Before her milkshake brought all the boys to the yard, and before she became Mrs. "Free Yourself" by Fantasia – This song is one of my favorites. She tells the guy to "go ahead and free yourself." Let yourself out. The lyrics along with Fantasia's voice on this cut give it the high ranking on my list. Now, "Outside in the Rain" is my favorite Gwen Gunthrie song. "Padlock" by Gwen Gunthrie – I loved Gwen Gunthrie's music back when I was too young to really know what she was singing about and "Padlock" is a classic. I'm locking up the door" it has to make the list.4. Blige – Now, this song was playing during the infamous burning the clothes and the car scene in the film version of Waiting to Exhale… I will add that with lyrics like, "I'm not gonna cry cause you're not worth my tears…" it becomes pretty clear that the sister is fed-up.5. But I'll be damn if I see another chick on your arm." I didn't know Beyonce had it in her! She's threatening to set the man's house on fire and everything. This song had to make my list for that reason alone. And, I have a word of warning to any guys reading this. So if you can think of any that I missed let me know.There are a lot of words in the world to describe a person with a love of Japanese culture. In the meantime, you’d hear on occasion the reaction of a Japanese native who was anywhere between puzzled and disgusted to see people flaunting the word on their chests like a banner of pride. If you overheard it, you’d think, “Wait - but didn’t these trends originate in Japan in the first place? His series “An Investigation of Otaku” ran in a manga magazine in 1983, and while it was originally used as a second person pronoun in its original context, eventually the term was adapted for slang use and became widespread. In Japan, the word can be most closely equated to the English word “geek,” but the meaning is not as simple as that. T-shirts popped up proudly bearing the word in America, worn by fans to conventions and in daily life. While the word first tumbled out of the mouth of Lynn Minmay during an episode of the seminal sci-fi/mecha anime “Macross” in 1982, it was the work of a man named Nakamori Akio that cemented the term into place.