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The Power of Connecting combined with the Power of Making
+Jenn Zeyen​​ walks us through the how's and why's of connecting with a group of people doing the same thing you are.   I've got some thoughts to add, and it's the driver behind the direction +Yarn Mountain​​ is taking.   

"Knit on with confidence and hope through all crisis." - Elizabeth Zimmerman (https://goo.gl/xBIEpJ)

Knitting keeps our hands busy and our minds occupied.  It creates instant connections.   Anytime I knit anywhere in public, someone always stops to chat, to tell their knitting story, or best yet...they sit down and join me.   Teaching someone to knit is equipping them with a way to cope and an instant support network.    That's #KnittingtheWorldTogether  .   Enjoy!

#KnitwithMe   #Knitting  +Hope Shack​​ 
There are many reasons you should join a sit-n-stitch group but the best reason is: you will find a friend there. And you need those.
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“I encountered Him in such powerful ways as He began to do a major work in my heart and in my life. And by the end He radically set me free from depression, cutting, and suicidal thoughts. I never picked up another razor blade again and was filled with this new sense of freedom and joy I’d never known before.” – excerpt from LaShondra's Story

Trusting in God when things aren't looking so good. That's where our surrender meets His strength. Regardless of where you find yourself this morning, there's hope for today.
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Stories. Hope. Strength.
www.hopeshack.org
#FindHope
“I encountered Him in such powerful ways as He began to do a major work in my heart and in my life. And by the end He radically set me free from depression, cutting, and suicidal thoughts. I never …
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From Minnesota - USA
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These were so fun to make! My friend loved them, and I'm looking forward to making more. They didn't take long at all, except for when I realized I was making them both for the same hand and had to start one over (oops!). Happy Winter! - Christina
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Kim's Mitts
Just finished these for a friend's birthday. She loved them!

Pattern is X-Country Mittens: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/x-country-mittens

Yarn is Mountain Goat (worsted, wool/mohair) by Mountain Colors
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Have you Lost a Loved One?
Self-paced personal study for those Traveling through Grief
This 6-week reading plan may help someone process their grief, and it's available to anyone online through the +GriefShare program. I was delighted to find it and pass it along.

Stories. Hope. Strength.
www.hopeshack.org
#FindHope

h/t +Hope Shack +Chapel Hill Church +Paul McVety 
“The very best thing about GriefShare is that you find out that you’re not crazy and you’re not alone.” — Participant
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+Sabrina Kephart Thank you for sharing your story. i am sorry for your loss. I know it hurts.

This study might help you find some peace. It's free, so you can just download it. If you're in the States, there may be a live workshop you can attend, too, and you can use the locator on their website. www.griefshare.org. Let me know if you have any questions about it.
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Make your feet merry and bright! These are super-cute, +Claudia Bugh. Congratulations!
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These are my Christmas socks and I love them. I think they look like socks that cute elves might be wearing the night before Christmas!

#knitting   #socks  
This year I've stepped up early and have already begun my holiday decorating. I sort of had to as we are going away for Christmas and if I didn't decorate early there wouldn't be any decorating at all. And where's the fun in...
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Amy's Story 2
*The point is that I was a mid-teen, I was hurting, angry, and my friends probably didn’t even know it. ”

She tells of growing up “church” and how music became her lifeline. Sometimes, whether in our prayers or through our songs, we hold on to the connection that rescues us time and time again from the temptations that call us. This is a beautiful story of a teenage girl that walked through those temptations with a song in her heart. Read on...

Stories. Hope. Strength.
www.hopeshack.org
#FindHope  

h/t +Hope Shack 
#StoriesofHope  
“The point is that I was a mid-teen, I was hurting, angry, and my friends probably didn’t even know it. “
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This particular Project of the Day has made my day. A little G+ history for you....I remember sitting on a hangout with +Ashley Kent a three years ago teaching her how to knit socks. At one point she said, "I WILL NEVER GET THIS!!!" Looks like you got it, my friend! Congratulations. :-D

#KnittingtheWorldTogether #SockClub
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Look at his fantastic sweater! Great work, +Jacqueline Moore!
 
After years of pestering me I finally knit this cowichan sweater for my son. We are both pleased with how it turned out - the maple leaf was his idea!
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Carly's Story
“It’s okay to feel the feelings and have the emotions and work through it. But at the end of the day you still rise. You just do it …you keep going.”

This is a small sample of Carly’s story and her writing to the sassy gals out there that want to walk in faith. She inspires, she makes us laugh. I’ve enjoyed her posts, and I hope you find them a bright light in your day as well. Her pep talk today reminds us that we can RISE and do this day. Regardless of what we are facing right now,we are never alone. Read on…

Stories. Hope. Strength
www.hopeshack.org
#FindHope  

h/t +Hope Shack 
#StoriesofHope  
“It’s okay to feel the feelings and have the emotions and work through it. But at the end of the day you still rise. You just do it …you keep going.”
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Knitted Knockers appeals to Dear Abby to get the word out! #KnittingtheWorldTogether  
Please let breast cancer survivors know about Knitted Knockers at www.knittedknockers.org. If you know a knitter or crocheter, encourage them to join the cause. Dear Claire: I know many women will be glad to know about the service you are offering, and grateful for the knitters and crocheters who devote their time so generously to make recovery easier for breast cancer survivors. If they are interested, they don’t seem to want a monogamous rel...
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Get a Mental Boost

h/t +Beate Mieslinger
 
This will not surprise any of us...😙
Research shows that the "flourishing" effect extends to the next day.
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As far back as I can remember, I have always been building or making something. All of those things I have created over the years have one thing in common. They have no lasting value.

In this latest story in the Outdoor Tales series as +Jerry Blount  reminds us to reflect on what we are building...it could be boats, a company, or a little league team. Does it have lasting value? If so, tell us about it. I'd love to hear your impact story. But first....enjoy this one! Read on...

Stories. Hope. Strength.
http://www.hopeshack.org
#FindHope

h/t +Hope Shack 
#OutdoorTales  
“As far back as I can remember, I have always been building or making something. All of those things I have created over the years have one thing in common. They have no lasting value.”
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Introduction

Hiking:   I hike mostly for fun.  I love to be outside, especially "up north" in the forest..

Knitting:  Find me in The Knitting Lodge community here on Google+.  I operate  Yarn Mountain, an online community site specializing in helping the knitters of the world connect with each other, and grow their talents.  WATCH MY GOOGLE+ STORY  and see how this knitting community stuff all started.

My Hope:   Enabling people to connect with each other, and to find hope for a better tomorrow is where I'll invest my free time.  In this world of over 7 Billion people, and with the technology available to us today, nobody should ever have to feel alone.   I'm proud to share in the Hope Shack project and support organizations that help encourage and bring hope to people around the globe.

First G+ Post:   July 12, 2011.  http://goo.gl/zURAvJ


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