Not Your Mama's Crochet: The Cool and Creative Way to Join by Amy Swenson

By Amy Swenson

Fail to remember grotesque afghans and dainty doilies and imagine sumptuous throws and magnificent sweaters. you could crochet cool stuff that would make each person envious--things to boost your dresser and your pad, or presents to amaze your "I may possibly by no means do that" acquaintances. choose between approximately thirty tasks starting from based to earthy--from a sublime shrug to a recycled denim rug and from enjoyable plush toys to sweaters too sturdy for boys.

In hip sort, this consultant covers:
* all types of yarns and fabrics, and the instruments of the trade
* the fundamental stitches, shaping, completing innovations, blockading, and more
* uncomplicated tasks that offer you close-to-instant gratification and extra complicated ones that take a few commitment
* feedback for customizing each layout and personalizing each project

Intone your artistic mantra and get your hooks right into a impressive venture. With no longer Your Mama's Crochet, you won't simply make detailed, stylish items--you'll make an announcement.

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Topical or oral antibiotics may be prescribed. As sensation returns to the cold areas, they may be painful. Do not let your cat excessively groom those areas or chew on them. qxp 10/29/07 3:41 PM Page 22 22 • CAT OWNER’S HOME VETERINARY HANDBOOK Dehydration Dehydration occurs when your cat loses body fluids faster than he can replace them. Usually it involves loss of both water and electrolytes (which are minerals such as sodium, chloride, and potassium). If the cat is ill, dehydration may be due to an inadequate fluid intake.

Wrapping the cat in a towel or blanket may help keep him quiet and out of harm during the seizure. Contact Poisons If your cat has a poisonous substance on his skin or coat, flush the area with large amounts of lukewarm water for 30 minutes. Wearing gloves, give the cat a complete bath in lukewarm, not cold, water, as described on page 124. Even if the substance is not irritating the skin, it must be removed. Otherwise, the cat will likely lick it off and swallow it. Soak gasoline and oil stains with mineral or vegetable oil (do not use paint thinner or turpentine).

Bandage loosely. If you see signs of obvious burns, such as blistering, you need to contact your veterinarian. Along with burns, some of these substances can cause toxicity. Cats should not be allowed to groom near burned areas of skin. It may be necessary to have the cat wear an Elizabethan collar or a BiteNot collar (see page 7) to prevent grooming. Alternatively, if the area is small, it can be bandaged to keep the cat from licking it. ) Cold Exposure HYPOTHERMIA (LOW BODY TEMPERATURE) Prolonged exposure to cold results in a drop in body temperature.

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