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Volume XVIII, Issue No. 5
March 15, 2015

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Re: Tangled & knotted thread

I just bought a large skein of Red Heart yarn, started to crochet slippers(I'm a slow beginner)I have so many tangles & knots...I simply cannot get them out! Should I have rolled the yarn into a ball before starting? I would appreciate any tips you can give me.

-- Ann Diamond (distressed)



Here's a video I did addressing this:

Hope this helps.
Lisa Hamblin





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Then Joshua the son of Nun sent two men as spies secretly from Shittim, saying, "Go, view the land, especially Jericho." So they went and came into the house of a harlot whose name was Rahab, and lodged there. And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, "Behold, men from the sons of Israel have come here tonight to search out the land." And the king of Jericho sent word to Rahab, saying, "Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered your house, for they have come to search out all the land." But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them, and she said, "Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from. "And it came about when it was time to shut the gate, at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where the men went. Pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them." But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them in the stalks of flax which she had laid in order on the roof. So the men pursued them on the road to the Jordan to the fords; and as soon as those who were pursuing them had gone out, they shut the gate. Now before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof, and said to the men, "I know that the Lord has given you the land, and that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land have melted away before you. For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed. "And when we heard it, our hearts melted and no courage remained in any man any longer because of you; for the Lord your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath. "Now therefore, please swear to me by the Lord, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father's household, and give me pledge of truth, and spare my father and my mother and my brothers and my sisters, with all who belong to them, and deliver our lives from death." So the men said to her, "Our life for yours if you do not tell this business of ours; and it shall come about when the Lord gives us the land that we will deal kindly and faithfully with you." Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was on the city wall, so that she was living on the wall. And She said to them, "Go to the hill country, lest the pursuers happen upon you, and hide yoruselves there for three days, until the pursuers return. Then afterward you may go on your way." And the men said to her, "We shall be free from this oath to you which you have made us swear, unless, when we come into the land, you tie this cord of scarlet thread in the window through which you let us down, and gather to yourself into the house your father and your mother and your brothers and all your father's household. "And it shall come about that anyone who goes out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be on his own head, and we shall be free; but anyone who is with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if a hand is laid on him. "But if you tell this business of ours, when we shall be free from the oath which you have made us swear." And she said, "According to your words, so be it." So she went them away, and they departed; and she tied the scarlet cord in the window. And they departed and came to the hill country, and remained there for three days until the pursuers returned. Now the pursuers had sought them all along the road, but had not found them. Then the two men returned and came down from the hill country and crossed over and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and they related to him all that had happened to them. And they said to Joshua, "Surely the Lord has given all the land into our hands, and all the inhabitants of the land, moreover, have melted away before us."

Joshua 2:1-24

Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, "Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and stay there; behold, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you." So he arose and went to Zarephath, and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks; and he called to her and said, "Please get me a little water in a jar, that I may drink." And as she was going to get it, he called to her and said, "Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand." But she said, "As the Lord your God lives, I have no bread, only a handful of flour in the bowl and a little oil in the jar; and behold, I am gathering a few sticks that I may go in and prepare for me and my son, that we may eat it and die. Then Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go do as you have said, but make me a little bread cake from it first, and bring it out to me and afterward you may make one for yourself and for your son. For thus says the Lord God of Israel, the bowl of flour shall not be exhausted, nor shall the jar of oil be empty, until the day that the Lord sends rain on the face of the earth." So she went and did according to the word of Elijah, and she and he and her household ate for many days. The bowl of flour was not exhausted nor did the jar of oil become empty, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke through Elijah.

1 Kings 17:17-24


But He Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray. And it came about one day that He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing. And behold, some men were carrying on a bed a man who was paralyzed; and they were trying to bring him in, and to set him down in front of Him. And not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down through the tiles with his stretcher, right in the center, in front of Jesus. And seeing their faith, He said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven you."

Luke 5:16-20

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" And He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?" And he answered and said, "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." And He said to him, "You have answered correctly; DO THIS, AND YOU WILL LIVE." But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied and said, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho; and he fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went off leaving him half dead. And by chance a certain priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, and came to him, and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, "Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return, I will repay you." Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers' hands?" And he said "The one who showed mercy toward him" And Jesus said to him, "Go and do the same."

Luke 10:25-37






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Using Yarn Butterflies or Yarn Bobbins helps to tame a project that contains multiple colors.
Yarn butterflies are great when you do not have any yarn bobbins.

Hold the yarn tail in between two fingers, letting the end rest along the back side of your hand.

Wind the yarn in a figure eight between your thumb and pinky finger until you have as much as you think you will need.

Clip the yarn leaving a 4-5 inch tail. Wrap that yarn tail around the center of the figure eights a few times, then loop the yarn tail back through the wraps. Pull to secure it. The yarn tail you began with (the one you left resting along the back side of your hand) is the working end. Pull on that end to release more yarn as you need it.







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When a crochet pattern calls for numerous color changes the best way to keep your strands tangle free is to use yarn butterflies or yarn bobbins. Work on the project at a table where you can lay out all of the yarn butterflies/bobbins and reposition them easily. Keeping the yarn arranged on the table instead of letting each color dangle off of the project will reduce tangling and speed up your finishing time.










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Re: Table_Runner


I was just wondering about the table runner on Pinterest, with the fall colors. Was that red heart and what color is that. I love it. And would like to make it for my table.

I hope to hear from you.

Thank you,

Lori M

<< Reply >>

I hadn't seen the table runner in the fall colors... but upon searching
Pinterest I located the photo here:

I loved the colors used... however, I did not make that particular one.

I did use Red Heart Super Saver for the pattern when I designed it. Any
worsted weight yarn would work fine for this pattern. Here's a link to the
pattern page:


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I believe the person who made that runner used Red Heart Variegated "Fall"

That yarn is listed on this page.

This page shows that yarn used in a hat and scarf set:


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Re: Crochet Tip: Use Nail Clippers instead of scissors to cut your yarn, especially if you have a small child around. You can thread a piece of yarn through the hole in the clippers and hang them around your neck. I keep a pair in my crochet hook case for times I can't seem to locate my scissors :o)


<< Comments >>

I have done this for years...more out of not being able to find scissors than

LuAnn Paulson Barman


ABC Afghan - Thank you!

Thanks so much for your tips when making the ABC afghan. I just made this for my nephew’s first child due in the next couple months. I was so glad I followed your suggestion of working the border as I go. After doing all those puff’s I was glad that when the blanket was done, I didn’t have to go around and do the border.

I did change the puffs a little on the B, P, and R a little - to make them more rounded. I missed doing this on the S. Oh well. And the I is not graphed out correctly on the diagram. Luckily I saw that right away and made the correction on that as well.

Attached is a photo (though not the best) of my afghan. I love it. Sure hope they love it as well.

Baby's ABCs Afghan - Charlene Hines

Thanks again.

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I I have a question on the No Sew Towel Topper.
Who would I talk to?

LuAnn Paulson Barman‎

<< Comments >>

What is your question?


I have the handle done and am starting the topper. I am confused on R1. It says to work sc in bl of ea 3...working up the other side, sc in unworked loop of ea sc 3...join with sl in beg sc. So do I turn and work down the long ...See More
LuAnn Paulson Barman


Work a single crochet in the back loop only of each stitch... then make 3 chains... then turn the piece around so the unworked loops are facing you and work a single crochet in each of the unworked loops (so you will have one single crochet opposite each of the single crochets you did at first). Make 3 more chains and join.


Re: Assitance needed Please

Here is the pattern's url ( I am working on Row 2 and its not ending correctly (my assumption from the directions is for it to end doing 9 dc, ch 1 dc in third chain of turning chain, I made the 9 dcs but have 6 stitches before the chain 4 from the previous row). I have gone back and looked and counted etc. I can not figure out what I am doing wrong. I am a beginner and that's the excuse I am using LOL. If you could help it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your time.


Linda Jones

<< Reply >>

First, be sure for Row 1 you have 74 chain spaces.

For Row 2:

Chain 4 (this will count as one double crochet plus one chain)
skip the first chain 1 space
double crochet in the next 9 stitches
chain 1
skip the next stitch

double crochet in the next 15 stitches

now back up to the single asterisk (*)
and repeat across the row ending at the double asterisk (**)

Now double crochet in the next 9 stitches
chain 1
double crochet in the third chain of the beginning chain 4.
Row 2 is correct.
I made the first two rows... after the repeats across the row of 15 stitches each you will end up with 6 double crochets and 5 chains spaces. (remember the end of the last repeat was chain 1 and skip a stitch... which is the chain space just prior to the last 6 doubles) Working one double crochet in the next 9 stitches will put you at the end with one chain space and one double crochet left. Chain 1 and work a double crochet in the third chain of the beginning chain 4 (which counted as one double crochet)

Re: Stitch_Question

I'm doing a grit stitch granny square blanket and I wanna add letters into certain squares but can't find letter patterns anywhere. The squares are chain 25 & 21 rows up. If you could possibly help me I need B o n e A W e b for now. I just need to know the pattern on where to put the stitches for each letter please, I would greatly appreciate it.


<< Reply >>

There are several ways to add letters to a crochet project.

1. Use graph paper to chart each letter and incorporate them into your project as you go... or use an existing chart and adapt it to your pattern:

2. Use surface crochet to free hand the lettering on an existing project:



3: Crochet the letters you need and then applique them onto the project:

4: Cross stitch a graphed letter onto your project.:

Hope this helps.



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


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Thank for making this video. I do have a question, when I found the center strand for a red heart super saver skein the strand was krinkly that when I was working with it, it was raveling! Have you ever ha to deal with something like this? What are your suggestions to dealing with this. 

Kelly H

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You're welcome. Sometimes you get a skein of yarn that has flaws... not normal for Red Heart but it can happen. Try to pull some of the yarn out... if it's not a large portion of the skein you can cut off the bad section.


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Re: Crocheted Dish Towel Topper - Rows 10-24

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How many stitches do you have in your base row 1?

Linda Lund

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Cannot hear also. Music is loud and can't hear any voice. Would it be possible to get a printed copy of pattern? Anyone know how to turn off the annoying music. I have checked in settings but nothing there.

Linda Lund

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I do not have music in my videos so I'm not sure where your music is coming from.
I have heard from others regarding sound issues.
I can hear the video and other than turning up the volume on your computer I'm not sure how to remedy this.






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WIFE: "There is trouble with the car. It has water in the carburetor."

HUSBAND: "Water in the carburetor? That's ridiculous "

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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.

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