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The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread? When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, my adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. Though a host encamp against me, my heart will not fear; though war arise against me, in spite of this I shall be confident. One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to meditate in His temple. For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; in the secret place of His tent He will hide me; he will lift me up on a rock. And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me; and I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord. Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice, and be gracious to me and answer me. When Thou didst say, "Seek My face," my heart said to Thee, Thy face, O Lord, I shall seek." Do not hide Thy face from me, do not turn Thy servant away in anger; Thou hast been my help; do not abandon me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation! For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me up. Teach me Thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a level path, because of my foes. Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and such as breathe out violence. I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the Lord.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope for His lovingkindness, to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart rejoices in Him, because we trust in His holy name. Let Thy lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in Thee.
May Thy lovingkindnesses also come to me, O Lord, Thy salvation according to Thy word; so I shall have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in Thy word. And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for I wait for Thine ordinances. So I will keep Thy law continually, forever and ever.
"TRUSTING GOD'S FAITHFULNESS DISPELS OUR FEARFULNESS."
This quote is from Our Daily Bread - February, 2003 Issue.
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CROCHET STITCH, TECHNIQUE or TIP
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If you know of any stitch I have omitted from our basics pages please drop me a line.
This stitch idea sent in by EED1025
Also known as Tunisian crochet. Special hooks are used that are much longer than ordinary hooks to make room for the large number of stitches. It is very important to check the number of stitches on the hook at the end of each row from right to left, because it is very easy to skip the last stitch at the end of the row.
NOTE: The right side of the work is always facing you.
Step 1: Make a base chain with the required number of stitches (no extra turning chain). Insert hook in 2nd ch from hk and draw through a lp. Leave this lp on the hook. Pull a lp through each ch, leaving them on the hk, to the end of the row.
Step 2: Work the return row from left to right. Do not turn the work. YO and draw lp through the first lp on the hk. YO and draw lp through the next 2 lps on the hook. Continue drawing through 2 lps to end of row. ~Return Row~
Step 3: Do not turn the work. Work from right to left. Skip the first vertical lp formed at the edge of the work in previous row. Insert hk from right to left behind the next vertical lp. Yo and draw yarn through the vertical lp. Leave this lp on hook. Continue in this way to end. make sure you do not sk the last vertical lp on left-handed side of work.
Repeat Steps 2 & 3 till project is desired length.
Try the tutorial on this page:
Here are other pages to help you get started:
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
HOW TO DO A STARTING CHAIN
SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
If you're like me and tend to alter patterns to suit your taste, make notations
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example, I have an afghan pattern that calls for 3 color changes. I noted on
my pattern how many color changes I could get out of an 8 ounce skein of
yarn. This helps me know how much yarn to purchase for my next afghan.
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RE: Dog Sweater
Here is a picture of my American Cocker Spaniel, Piper in the sweater I made from your pattern.
This is the first one I've made so far. I hope that the others turn out better.
I'm in the process of making one for my boy Cocker, Bodie and I will email that picture to you.
Thank you for your wonderful pattern.
These are SO easy and quick to make.
Here is a picture of Bodie in his.
|* Piper *||* Bodie *|
I didn't see any error, but you might want to instruct people with male dogs to go a little shorter on the body than on females. Here's my dog Samson in his sweater.
Thanks for the pattern!
* Samson *
Thank you for this great web site. I really enjoy it.
Sincerely, L. Gouge
Just wanted to tell you that I appreciate that you use your site to share the salvation of Christ. This is a great thing. I bless you and pray that you will be prosperous in all set your hands to do. Keep using your creative ways to tell people about Jesus. Many thanks. Martha Shropshire
Lisa, each month gets better and better. I really enjoy your news letters
and everything else.
Thank you for creating this web site. Sheila Croy
Re: Ribbed Dog Sweater
I just wanted to thank you for the pattern. I have a 3/4 chihuahua x maltese and he is always cold. I had to make major adjustments on the size for the belly and legs. My dog is long in the body and skinny. (he's 6" tall and 5.68 pounds)
But didn't find it difficult especially since he was available to try it on while I was making it. He actually gets all exited when he sees us coming to put it on him. So I made him 2 and am now making 2 for my friends boxers.
I also had to make back leg holes to hold the back down, otherwise it stuck up like he was wearing a cape. All I did was make a chain and then crodhet a row of sc back over it. I put the chain on the "corners"of the back at the back legs.
When I get some pictures of the boxers with their coats I will send you pictures.
Thank you again. Laurel
I just love the variety! Especially the Bible trivia. So refreshing!
Mary Ann Souders
I sent you an email several months ago telling you about the great success I had crocheting a sweater for my Jack Russell, Link. Well, I FINALLY got around to getting some digital photos taken to send in. In the meantime, I made a second sweater so now he has two to show off in both Safety Orange and Blue Stripes.
Thanks again for this great pattern!
Jen G. & Link
* Link *
It is a nice surprise to see you speaking out for our God. I love the message at the end. And appreciate that you are not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. Great site. Thank you. Blessings in Jesus name! ! !
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By Cylinda Mathews
My personal pet peeve is to find an error at the very end of
a big pattern. About 6 years ago, I chose a lovely tablecloth
pattern from either a Magic or Decorative Crochet magazine
to make for my mom. On the last two rnds, after months of
working on this cloth, I found an error. Because these patterns
are in symbol crochet, and the edge of the cloth was hidden in
the picture, I had to design my own edging. My other pet peeve
is an error at the very beginning. If you can't figure it out, or
contact the designer, you can't even begin!
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The Fourth of July was coming up, and the nursery school teacher took the
opportunity to tell her class about patriotism.
"We live in a great country," she said.
"One of the things we should be happy is that, in this country, we are all
One little boy came walking up to her from the back of the room.
He stood with his hands on his hips and said, . . .
"I'm not free. I'm four."
When Diane found out she was pregnant, she told the good news to anyone who
Her 4-year-old son overheard some of her parents' private conversations.
One day, when Diane and her 4-year-old were shopping, a woman asked the
little boy if he was excited about the new baby.
"Yes!" the 4-year-old said,
"and I know what we are going to name it, too. If it's a girl we're going
to call her Christina, and if it's another boy we're going to call it
An irritated father complained to his golf buddy.
"When I was a kid, my parents sent me to my room without supper if I
misbehaved. But my son has his own color TV, telephone, computer, every
computer game and CD player in his room!"
"So how do you handle it?" his friend asked.
"I send him to MY room!"
The other day while driving home, after beng delayed at my office, I
suddenly saw flashing lights in my rearview mirror.
The police officer pulled me over for speeding. I explained to him that I
was rushing home to be with my wife on our first anniversary.
But rather than letting me off, he wrote out the ticket, handed it to me,
"Congratulations. The first year is paper, right?"
It was Judi's first plane trip.
Boarding the aircraft she settled into a window seat in the non-smoking
A man came over and politely said, "Ma'am, you're in my seat."
"Go away and find another seat!" Judi replied.
He said, "Okay, fine, you fly the plane."
A local Pastor joined a community service club, and the members thought they
would have some fun with him.
Under his name badge they printed, "Hog Caller" as his occupation. Everyone
made a big fanfare as the badge was presented.
The Pastor responded by saying, "I usually am called the "shepherd of the
but you know your people better than I do."
A friend of mine is a deputy with the sheriff's department canine unit.
One evening, the deputy was dispatched to the scene of a possible burglary,
where he discovered the back door of a building ajar. He let the dog out
his patrol car and commanded it to enter and seek.
Jumping from the back seat, the dog headed for the building. After lunging
through the doorway, the dog froze and backed out. My friend was puzzled
until he investigated further.
Then he noticed the sign on the building:
Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother's
Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When
little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away.
"Johnny, wait until we say our prayer," his mother reminded him.
"I don't have to," the little boy replied.
"Of course you do," his mother insisted, "we say a prayer before eating at
"That's at our house," Johnny explained, "but this is Grandma's house and
she knows how to cook!"
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