On this day in history 1964-- President Lyndon Johnson announced his war on poverty during his State of the Union Address (08Jan1964). To read this address go here ; and to read the message he delivered to Congress on this topic on March 16, 1964 go here.
I found a very interesting crochet site. This site has patterns for afghans that use charts. Go here to see these beautiful designs. Scroll down to "row counts" to see the list of patterns and the counts for them. You can make them with single crochet but be sure to "reverse" the stitches in every other row or you can use the afghan or tunisian stitch and you won't have to reverse any rows.
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)