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Volume XVIII, Issue No. 2
January 30, 2015

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“I believe challenges are God's way
of strengthening us mentally and spiritually,
and yes, physically.
After having won each challenge
that confronted us,
we are wiser and stronger."
~~ Ellen J. Barrier ~~

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And as Pharoah drew near, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they became very frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord. Then they said to Moses, "It is because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt? Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, 'Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians'? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness." But Moses said to the people, "Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent." Then the Lord said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward. And as for you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, and the sons of Israel shall go through the midst of the sea on dry land. And as for Me, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and I will be honored through Pharoah and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. Then the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord, when I am honored through Pharoah, through his chariots and his horsemen." And the angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. And the sons of israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit, and all Pharoah's horses, his chariots and his horsemen went in after them into the midst of the sea. And it came about at the morning watch, that the Lord looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion. And He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, "Let us flee from Israel, for the Lord is fighting for them against the Egyptians. Then the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, over their chariots and their horsemen." So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state at daybreak, while the Egyptians were fleeing right into it; then the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. And the waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even Pharoah's entire army that had gone into the sea after them; not even one of them remained. But the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. Thus the Lord saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. And when Israel saw the great power which the Lord had used against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord, and they believed in the Lord and in His servant Moses.

Exodus 14:10-31


And it came about after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends, because you have not spoken of Me what is right as My servant Job has. Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves, and My servant Job will pray for you. For I will accept him so that I may not do with you according to your folly, because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has. So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Sophar the Naamathite went and did as the Lord told them; and the Lord accepted Job. And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord increased all that Job had twofold.

Job 42:7-10


And when He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. And behold, there arose a great storm in the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves; but He Himself was asleep. And they came to Him, and awoke Him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing!" And He said to them, "Why are you timid, you men of little faith?" Then He arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and it became perfectly calm. And the men marveled, saying, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?

Matthew 8:23-27


The end of all things is at hand; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaint. As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Whoever speaks, let him speak, as it were, the utterances of God; whoever serves, let him do so as by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Beloved, do not be surprised at the finery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing; so that also at the reverlation of His glory, you may rejoice with exultation. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. By no means let any of you suffer as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler; but if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not feel ashamed, but in that name let him glorify God. For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? AND IF IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE GODLESS MAN AND THE SINNER? Therefore, let those also who suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.

1 Peter 4:7-19





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A reverse single crochet is worked from left to right; whereas a regular single crochet stitch is worked from right to left. Insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated, then yarn over and pull up a loop. (You should have two loops on your hook.) Yarn over and draw through both of the loops on your hook. This stitch takes a bit of practice but the outcome is well worth the effort.

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Re: Suggestion/Question

Hi Lisa,

I am making the No Sew Towel Holder 1 and have struggled some with the directions and knowing what is meant. I think I have figured out most of it. I am down to the "FLAP." How do I "Reattach yarn to the unworked loop of first sc on R1 of handle?" I do not know how to do R1 directions. Can you help me?

Thank you.


<< Reply >>

The Flap is just the little fanned out portion that folds down onto the front of the topper.
Hold the handle (the long slim piece) with the short end up, reattach the yarn in the unworked loop of the first single crochet on that end. R1 is worked into the unworked loops along the short edge of the very first row you did for the Handle. Once you attach the yarn, work one single crochet in each of the first three stitches, then make 2 chains, then work a single crochet in each of the last three stitches.


Subject: Barbs_Floppy_Brim_Hat

This isn't an error, but I can't find a way to understand in row 13 ** Dc in sp bet same dc and the next dc. I don't understand where the "sp" is between the two dcs. I was going to skip that except it occurs every other stitch.
I'm trying to make some of these hats for my grand children to wear in our pool, making them out of plarn from my grocery bags.
Thank you,
Pat Williams

<< Reply >>

What a wonderful idea... to make these using Plarn.
Working into a space between the same dc and the next dc just means you work into the hole directly between those two stitches instead of directly into one of the stitches.

Re: Stitch_Question

I have a question about Joanne's Preemie Hat crochet pattern. I think there may be a typo in ROUND 6.

It reads: Ch3, dc in each cluster, (got that part, then it continues) dc and chain 1 space around (36 dc).
Does that mean to dc and ch1 in each space around?

I keep trying different thing but end up pulling the hat out and starting over. Hope you can help me!

Thank you!

<< Reply >>

Begin Round 6 with 3 chains.
Then you work one double crochet in each cluster... a double crochet in each double crochet and a double crochet in each chain-1 space. When you finish you should have 36 double crochet stitches.


Re: Ribbed_Edge_Granny_Baby_Afghan


I would like to make this blanket for my expected nephew. I am confused on how to begin this blanket. Your pattern does not say how many I am to chain first. It just says to chain 4 then make 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc. Can you please clear this up for me?

<< Reply >>

This afghan is worked from the center outward.
It begins with 4 chains.



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Re: Crocheted Dish Towel Topper - Base Row



<< Comment >>

A friend want me to learn how to do this. So I want to thank you for showing me how to do this. :-)

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RE: How to Crochet - Ruffled Edge



<< Comments >>

I'm new into crocheting, so I'll need a little clarification... Did you do 2 DCs in the first stitch (the same as where you chained 3), and then 3 DCs in every stitch? Lovely project!

Jayden Hall

<< Reply >>

Yes Jayden. The three chains at the beginning will count as one double crochet, making a total of three double crochets in the first stitch. Thanks for asking!



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Re: How to Crochet - How to Find the Center Strand of Yarn in a Skein and How to Untangle Yarn


<< Comment >>

Bernat is the absolute worst for finding the end and tangling as it pulls out. I always have to pull the whole center out.
I love the yarn for baby stuff but hate working with it. UGH!

LeAnne Cain

Re: ReadAPattern

sometimes a pattern puts instruction for crochet in parantesis, with simbols... and after it there is more instructions .. its confusing. is it just an explanation for the parantesis instructions?or is it more instructions.,
Shein Gold

<< Reply >>

Asterisks, parentheses, brackets and other symbols are used in crochet patterns to specify
a set of instructions that will be repeated later on in the pattern. Setting off instructions in this manner helps keep the pattern language as short as possible.

Is there a particular set of instructions that is confusing to you?

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Re: How to Crochet - Single Crochet Puff Stitch (SC PS)


<< Comments >>

Very nicely explained!
Thank you for sharing your ideas of how to do the border too.
Marla Nulph


I found and am doing the Dog Bandanna found her on your site.


​I am now doing Row 5 repeats it says to continue till I have one ch 2 sp. The row 5 repeat must have an error as repeating it is not getting my rows smaller in order to get down to having only one ch 2 space left. Is there an error or am I just not seeing this right. Thanks for any help so I can complete the pattern.


Mary in Toronto

<< Reply >>

The Band is made first, then you reattach the yarn in the 20th stitch from where you fastened off. For R4 do this:
Chain 1, then work a single crochet in the same stitch.
(Chain 2, skip the next single crochet. Single crochet in the next single crochet.)
Repeat what is in parentheses across until you have 20 stitches left at the end of the band... leave those not worked.

For R5 do this:
Chain 1, turn.
Single crochet in the next chain 2 space (work into the hole beneath the two chains)
(chain 2, single crochet in the next chain 2 space)
Repeat what is in parentheses across Row 4.
Single crochet in the last single crochet.

Now repeat Row 5 until there is only one chain 2 space left.
Note: There should be fewer stitches after each new row and that’s what will make the bandana come to a point.
Chain 1, turn. Work a single crochet, one chain and another single crochet in the chain 2 space.
Slip stitch in the next stitch and fasten off.







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"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
maintaining an inner strength in the midst
of outer turmoil. - Brian Deery





A sales clerk asked his boss how to handle people who complained about the current prices compared to the low prices in the good old days.

"Just act surprised and tell them you didn't think that they were old enough to remember them."

Karl listened from the other room as his wife, Holly,
patiently said to their five-year-old, "Please pick up
your toys, Maureen."

After a few minutes, Holly again reminded their daughter.

Finally Holly asked, "Why aren't you picking your things

Karl rolled his eyes when he heard Maureen answer, "I'm
playing house and I'm the dad, so I don't know where
anything goes."


"I'm sorry," said the clerk in flower shop, "we don't have
potted geraniums. Could you use African violets instead?"

Replied the customer sadly, "No, it was geraniums my wife
told me to water while she was gone."


My son Ward owns a shiny green four-wheel-drive truck. He
also owns a 110-pound black labrador named Tony.

On trips, the dog generally sits on a platform behind the
driver's seat, resting his huge head on Ward's shoulder as
they travel cheek-to-cheek. Ward did not give this cozy
arrangement a second thought until the day he took Tony with
him on a trip to Montana.

While listening to his CB radio, Ward overheard one trucker
remark to another, "See the little green four-wheeler you're
about to pass? When you go by him, take a good look -- see
if that's really a dog driving."


Having to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the chow hall,
I was thrilled to go on leave and eat my mom's cooking. Every
day, she'd serve my favorite meals.

The night before I headed back to base, I said to Mom, "I'm
going to miss this great home cooking."

That's when my 11-year-old brother piped up. "Yeah," he said.
"So are we."


A high-school student came home one night rather depressed.

"What's the matter, son?" asked his mother.

"Aw, gee," said the boy. "It's my grades. They're all wet."

"What do you mean 'all wet'?"

"You know," he replied, "below C-level.


Due to a job transfer, Brian moved from his hometown to
New York City. Being that he had a very comprehensive
health history, he brought along all of his medical
paperwork, when it came time for his first check up
with his new Doctor.

After browsing through the extensive medical history,
the Doctor stared at Brian for a few moments and said,
"Well there’s one thing I can say for certain, you sure
look better in person than you do on paper!"


There is a clerk at the butcher shop, he is five feet ten inches tall and he wears size 13 sneakers.
What does he weigh?










Answer: Meat.


Researchers for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority found
over 200 dead crows near greater Boston recently, and there
was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu. A Bird
Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to
everyone's relief, confirmed the problem was definitely NOT
Avian Flu.The cause of death appeared to be vehicular
However, during the detailed analysis it was noted that varying
colors of paints appeared on the bird's beaks and claws. By
analyzing these paint residues it was determined that 98% of the
crows had been killed by impact with trucks, while only 2% were
killed by an impact with a car.
MTA then hired an Ornithological Behaviorist to determine if
there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of truck
kills versus car kills.
The Ornithological Behaviorist very quickly concluded the cause:
when crows eat road kill, they always have a look-out crow in a
nearby tree to warn of impending danger. They discovered that
while all the lookout crows could shout "Cah", not a single one
could shout "Truck." Absolutely amazing!


The first time my son was on a bike with training wheels,
I shouted, "Step back on the pedals and the bike will brake!"

He nodded but still rode straight into a bush.

"Why didn't you push back on the pedals?" I asked, helping
him up.

"You said if I did, the bike would break."


About 90 fifth-graders piled into the airliner I was flying,

on their way home from a school trip.

Once we were in the air, and the crew began serving drinks,

I could hear them pleading with the children to settle down

and let the other passengers get some sleep.

No amount of reasoning seemed to help, until I thought of

the solution that actually worked.

I picked up the PA mike in the cockpit and announced,

"Children, this is the captain speaking.

Don't make me stop this airplane and come back there!"

Little Darlene surprised her mother with the postscript
to her bedtime prayer: "And dear Lord, please send the
beautiful snow to keep the little flowers warm through
the winter."

Climbing into her bed, she confided to her mother: "That
time I fooled Him. I really wanted the snow so I can go
sledding with my new sled."





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