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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bday finished

I’m back with another blanket. This one will be a present for one of my favorite cousins. It will be a gift for her birthday, which is tomorrow.

This time I was mindful to take pictures of all stages of the process, so here’s a picture that shares the process.

Bday process

It was pretty easy to do. From start to finish (all colors added and joined) 1 strip was about 3.5 hours. So the whole project took approximately 33 hours to complete (I added a little over an hour to compensate for the problem I had in construction; which I will describe next). I started out working 3 strips of black and grey and then joining them together. The first set of 3 went wonderfully. But the next set not so well–because I didn’t count the number of repeats, I just held the strips up to each other until they looked the same length. Then I proceeded to add the grey boarder.

The problem happened when I went to join them to the blanket with the purple. One strip was 73 repeats, one was 71 repeats and one was 66 repeats. It turns out the one I was trying to join to the blanket was the one with only 66 repeats–which prompted me to count the other two and discover they were wrong also. So after that I did the strips one at a time and added them to the blanket. However, I still managed to mess up the count once. I did 75 instead of 74 on the 5th strip that I joined. I decided to go with the flow since it was the middle of the blanket and pretend that I did it that way on purpose.

I went back and cut the top of the grey strip on the three that were done incorrectly. I unraveled the portion over the tip, added the appropriate number of rows to get to 74 and redid the grey in the section needed. It wasn’t the neatest work, and it wasn’t the easiest thing to do–but I made it work. Then I joined the corrected strips to the blanket as well. All in all, I think I did a fair job and that the blanket looks pretty good. Lesson learned–actually take the time to count the stitches. You would think that I would have that lesson mastered by now.

Bday folded

It’s just wide enough for one person to take a cozy nap under it.

This is another pattern from Clare @ bobwilson123. See the video below:

What I used:

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Black, Grey Heather and Lavender
  • Hook: 5.5mm/US I
  • What I did: The center (black) strips are from my ankle to my collar bone (which equaled 74 repeats). My cousin is a bit shorter than me and I wanted her to be able to completely snuggle under the blanket. I made 9 strips.

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Daniel 1:11-15

11 Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, 12 “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.” 14 So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days. 15 At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. {New International Version}

I have mentioned this passage before (one of my very first posts Corporate Fasting), but didn’t share it in full. Daniel and the other Hebrew boys didn’t lose anything when they fasted from the rich foods that the others in the palace ate. In fact, they seemed healthier and they prospered. Fasting doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated to be effective.

Join me!

What I’m doing:  No sweets ALL DAY Prayer Focus: My church family (Have an awesome conclusion to this week’s Revival services)

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~Want to read more about my 2013 fasting journey? See the INDEX page and read Friday posts.

NIV: New International Version **Each week we will explore a new scripture.**

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Zephaniah 3:17

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. (KJV)

The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing. (AMP)

Your God is present among you, a strong Warrior there to save you. Happy to have you back, he’ll calm you with his love and delight you with his songs. (MSG)

The context for this verse is restoration, a remnant of God’s followers are being restored. God still wants to restore today! He is in the midst, a mighty Savior, ready to rejoice over you in love and singing songs. I especially like the Amplified version for this one–where it says that God will make no mention of past sins–He won’t even remember them! In a world where people can often be critical and judgmental, it’s great to know we have a God who restores and doesn’t hold past sins against you.

KJV: King James Version  AMP: The Amplified Bible  MSG: The Message Bible

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