Why don't today's political opponents compromise or even communicate? They operate from different views of reality. People who can't agree on Pilate's question, "What is truth?" can't get along.
Tube socks, toe socks, and conventional knitted socks are included in this pattern link collection. Both traditional and innovative sock knitting techniques are represented, including spiral ribbing and toe-up methods.
Knitting pattern links for garments seen in movies and on television are fun for knitters. Movies and knitting were made for each other! Enjoy creating a fan knitting piece from a favorite show.
Shawls are knitting projects that are portable and offer opportunities for creative design. Knit a prayer shawl or oversized scarf using these suggested patterns.
To get a modest swimsuit, you may have to make it yourself. Here are the best patterns I've found for swimwear beyond minimal coverage! Also included are some tips for ready-to-wear swimsuits.
There is a world full of amazing sewing patterns beyond those available at your neighborhood fabric store. Find historical patterns, patterns for outdoor gear, and even Amish/Mennonite patterns here.
Scarf knitting is a hobby that offers endless design opportunities. Here are scarves inspired by the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth describes a society divided into five "factions" based on character qualities. Each faction wears distinct colors and styles, inspiring this scarf collection .
Find patterns and yarn for knitted scarves inspired by the Harry Potter movies. Images of scarves are included as well as recommended yarn colors for each House at Hogwarts School.
Instructions for a model ziggurat or pyramid made of craft foam sheets. Great simple project for history, geography or Bible class.
Textbooks cannot compare with real books, e.g. complete novels, biographies, poetry and essay collections, plays, and field guides. Real books offer real educatonal value, not fast/junk food.
Christians in America need to take their place in the marketplace of ideas. Get involved in education, the arts, and the mass media in order to impact the culture. Use your freedom to express Truth.
A guide to sewing a copy of Bella's wedding gown from the Twilight Saga: fabric requirements, cost estimate and essential dressmaking skills
Five books are recommended by a librarian who read them on vacation. This is a mix of nonfiction titles, from history to knitting to philosophy.
Four nonfiction titles and two novels are suggested by a church librarian. Books about technology, honesty, relationships, and political intrigue are included.
A church librarian reviews five nonfiction books from Christian publishers or with Christian themes. Add some nonfiction to your church library collection.
Parents, consider these five important questions when choosing between home schooling and other educational options such as private or public school.
What are the signs of giftedness in children? What are the defining characteristics of giftedness? Late-talking children and twice exceptional children are also discussed.
A poem in the acrostic style to celebrate Groundhog Day.
Shopping for a wedding dress can be simplified. Discover what features and fabrics you want in a wedding gown and know your options by shopping the magazines and catalogs first, then finding a dress.
An acrostic poem about freezing rain. Includes photograph and video illustrating this winter weather phenomenon.
The actual text of a high school graduation speech given by a class valedictorian in 1981 at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)is a therapy that can work without drugs to effect relief from certain stress and anxiety disorders. An account of the author's successful experience as a patient.
This article lists money-saving strategies for finding new and used books at low prices. Paperback Swap, Ed McKay's, and Goodwill are my best book buddies.
A ban on cell phone use while driving is discussed and alternatives proposed. Texting while driving is a serious problem, but what will be effective in making people want to behave responsibly?
Step-by-step instructions for creating an official high school transcript for a home school graduate: free online templates, translating nontraditional learning experiences into Carnegie units, chronological v. subject organization of transcript.
An honest, slightly humourous look at the "team-building" racket. Successful project teams are carefully built by managers who understand each employee's talents. No amount of phony team-building will make up for a poorly selected team.
Knitting and crocheting for charity is a time-honored way to contribute to your community. Learn about worthy causes that need your knit or crocheted hats, scarves or blankets and get involved.
Socks can be crocheted as well as knitted. These free patterns for crocheted socks are designed to be as comfortable as hand knit socks.
The wedding dress worn by Kate Middleton has inspired dressmakers to sew similar styles. Learn what you will need to make a dress similar to Kate's.
Nontraditional students can use independent learning and testing programs such as CLEP and DANTES to gain college credit. Many colleges are friendly to the student who wants or needs to learn outside the college walls.
Bamboo is featured in many new yarns for knitting and crocheting. It is soft, silky, and comes from a renewable resource. Lace scarves are one suggested project for bamboo yarn.
The books in a home library will last longer and look better with a bit of loving care. Proper shelving, cleaning, and storage will extend the life of your books. Valuable books can also be repaired.
Knit colour patterns with confidence by following these simple steps to learning fair isle knitting. A fair isle sweater knit from a vintage Girl Scout pattern is used as an example of the technique.
Gifted children are a neglected population in many schools. Who is gifted and how are their needs different from other students? Learn about the reading habits of highly gifted children and the challenges they present to educators.
Older students should not fear returning to college. Middle-aged students have some advantages that make them competitive with the traditional younger students.