Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas Knitting Pictures

I couldn't share peaks of what I was knitting for Christmas presents before Christmas.
The pictures would have given it away way too easily.
BUT Now that we're past Christmas I can share with no worries.
I knit all sorts of Mittens for the Nephews.
In mix-and-match Fair Isle(ish) patterns.
Sets of three, with a "Universal thumb" that means the mitten can be worn on either hand. 
And the third mitten means there's a spare if they lose one.
Which little ones will do.
I did a pair for their Dad too -- but he only gets two.
I think he's less likely to lose one. (Watch him be the first!)
And a Hat for my Sister.
This is the Baa-ble hat pattern from Shetland Week, but done in Lion Brand Wool-Ease.
I'm calling it "Wash-a-baa-ble" :)
Of course, then there had to be sheepie mittens too.
Like the sheepies on mommy's hat.
Or not, maybe just sheep. Crazy-Googley-Eyed Sheep Mittens.*
(Which are probably being played with like hand puppets right now.)
*Let me know if anyone is interested in a pattern/tutorial for these Sheep Mittens. I took notes while I was making them, so I could create a pattern from that for you if anyone wants to copy them.



    I am not the judge. My judgment cannot cause any person to be lost and sent to hell. My judgment cannot send anyone to heaven. My judgment can cause none to be saved.


    John 12:44-48 Then Jesus cried out......48 "He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.(NKJV)

    John 5:22 "For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son,(NKJV)

    John 5:26-27 "For as the Father has life Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, 27 "and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man, (NKJV)

    All men will be judged by the word of Jesus.

    Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.(NKJV)

    I am not the judge, however, I believe Jesus when He said, "Those who believe and are baptized will be saved".

    John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assured, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."(NKJV)

    I am not the judge, however, I believe the words of Jesus when He said you must be born again. (Note: Jesus did not tell Nicodemus that he had to be born the first time to enter the kingdom of God, Jesus said he had to be born again.)

    John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God(NKJV)

    I am not the judge, however, I believe what Jesus told Nicodemus is true. Jesus said "One has to be born of water [immersion in water, as in baptism] and the Spirit in order to enter the kingdom of God.

    The words of Jesus are that of the Father, and the words of the apostles are the words that Jesus taught them.

    John 14:24-26 "He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me. 25 "These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 27 "But the helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send you in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.(NKJV)

    Acts 2:38 Then, Peter said to them, "Repent, and let everyone of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NKJV)

    I am not the Judge, however, I believe that the apostle Peter was speaking by the authority of Jesus when he said repent and be baptized in order to receive forgiveness from sins, and then you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NKJV)

    I believe the 3000 on the Day of Pentecost that believed, repented, and were baptized were born of water and the Spirit. They were born again.

    I am not the judge, however, I believe we will all come before the judgment seat of Jesus Christ and be judged according to His word.

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    1. Hi Steve,
      I appreciate your zeal for Christ. If you have looked at the Devotionals page of my blog you have seen that I am a Believer and Follower of Jesus Christ and that I also share my faith in this and other online forums. I have published your comment as I believe your intentions were well meant. I believe that we are all asked to help spread the Message and Hope that all might be Saved.

      However, I must admit that my first reaction to your "comment" on my Christmas Knitting post was to wonder how you would react if I went and posted about knitting on one of your evangelism blog posts.

      I think it would have been more respectful of me if you had chosen to place your comment on one of the blog posts in which I mention my faith. It would have been more conversational, more intentional, less spam-like.

      Jesus, and the Good News should NEVER be treated like Spam, Steve. Never.


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