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Monthly Archives: August 2013

I love her finished pieces. I think I need to learn how to knit.

Stitching Over the Days

This sweater! I am simply in love with it. It turned out so gorgeous and it is in my fave color. I can’t wait for Fall to get here so, I can really get to wear it. This pattern was really concise and written out very well. The cable portion was given written instructions and a chart. So, that was nice. Also, I really like the fit of the pullover. It is cropped which, means it won’t take long. Also, it looks so gorge with dresses and skirts. This sweater will definitely be getting a lot of wear. And I already have the yarn to make another in orange.

I used Knit Picks Brava Worsted for this sweater because I wanted a yarn that would be washable and durable. This yarn is acrylic so, I steam blocked it and it turned out very neat and precise. This is a fast…

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Help for turning chains. Good for beginners.

Crochet With Passion

I have read many tutorials and have talked to a lot of people and it seems that everyone has their own opinion on the best way to achieve a good turning chain. Today I am going to share with you some tips I like to use when working my turning chain.

For those of you that are novices in crocheting, I will define a turning chain for you. Unless a pattern states otherwise a turning chain is at the beginning of every row and will take the place of the first stitch.

A turning chain is used to achieve the height required to continue working the stitches that the pattern requires. In other words you must work a turning chain that is the same height as the next stitch you are going to work.

Rule One:

The rules that I am about to share are the basic rules governing turning…

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Meditate to focus one’s thoughts on : reflect on or ponder over
Joshua 1:8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. (NIV)

Genesis 31: 36-44

36 Jacob was angry and took Laban to task. “What is my crime?” he asked Laban. “How have I wronged you that you hunt me down? 37 Now that you have searched through all my goods, what have you found that belongs to your household? Put it here in front of your relatives and mine, and let them judge between the two of us. 38 I have been with you for twenty years now. Your sheep and goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten rams from your flocks. 39 I did not bring you animals torn by wild beasts; I bore the loss myself. And you demanded payment from me for whatever was stolen by day or night. 40 This was my situation: The heat consumed me in the daytime and the cold at night, and sleep fled from my eyes. 41 It was like this for the twenty years I was in your household. I worked for you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks, and you changed my wages ten times. 42 If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had not been with me, you would have surely have sent me away empty-handed. But God has seen my hardship and the toil of my hands, and last night he rebuked you.”

43 Laban answered Jacob, “The women are my daughters, the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks. All you see is mine. Yet what can I do today about these daughters of mine, or about the children they have borne? 44 Come now, let’s make a covenant, you and I, and let it serve as a witness between us.”

New International Version

Journey Through The Bible: [Genesis]

Go Read More: Genesis 30:25-43 Jacob’s flocks increase; The rest of Chapter 31: Verses 1-21 Jacob flees Laban; Verses 22-35 Laban pursues Jacob; Verses 45-55 The covenant

What Happened?: Jacob had worked about twenty years under Laban and he was ready to establish his own household and go back home. When Laban’s household saw how well Jacob was prospering, they began to talk negatively about him–so Jacob decided to leave before he was either kicked out or killed. When he left, Rebekah stole her father’s household gods. When Laban found out he pursued Jacob. Rebekah hid the gods in her saddle and pretended to be on her menstrual cycle and Laban wasn’t able to find the gods, so this is how Jacob responded to the “false” accusations that Laban made against him.

Take Away!: Life can be very tough, but when God is on your side–you can overcome anything. I think this is the point where Jacob begins to see how much the God of his father is also working on his behalf personally.

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