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Week 13 - Snowflake Saturday

This weeks pattern is actually written for DK weight yarn, but why let that stop us?  I followed the pattern for each of the 3 snowflakes using size 10 cotton and a size 7 hook.  This is what the ended up looking like:

The pattern is from Caron yarn and can be found on or by clicking here.   There is an error on R 2 of snowflake 2.  It says to repeat 5 times and it should be 4 times to give you a total of 6 ch 2 spaces.  On Snowflake 3, round 3 I added a chain 1 space between every set of ch 3. 


A Proverbs 31 Woman - Week 3

Welcome back!  This week our study of the Proverbs 31 woman is one I really need to focus on.  It is verses 14-15:

She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.

She gets up while it is still dark;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her servant girls.
Verse 14 talks about a woman who brings food from afar like a merchant ship.  In all honesty, I didn't get this verse for quite awhile.  Does it mean I am supposed to eat exotic foods?  Or that I should travel a great distance to get my food?  Then I began to focus on merchant ships.

Merchant ships were used as far back as the first century BC as a means to carry items across bodies of water.  In some locations they were used to carry items over a short distance because the terrain was to difficult to travel and in others the cargo was carried over a great distance.  As far as food goes, they typically transported wheat, wine, and olive oil.  Transporting by sea was less dangerous than over land and didn&…