The blind Post classified news August 12, 2019

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August 12, 2019
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Contents for this month’s issue:
This month’s sponsor: Romans 8.
From the editor, by Lori Motis.
New and used.
Wanted, to trade, or to give away.
Services and training.
Business and employment opportunities.

This months columns:
Tech corner: Moving and removing apps on your iPhone by John Harden.
Living with low vision: My Kind of Camp by Donna Williams.
Tips and tidbits from the Food Lady: Intense declutter.
Uplift,inspirational: A Testimony, the dough.
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary: No wheelchair for me by Donna J. Jodhan.
Yarn, hook and needle: Small projects by Phyllis Campbell.

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This month’s sponsor:
Romans 8 English Standard Version (ESV)
Life in the Spirit

8 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. 8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

Heirs with Christ

12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

Future Glory

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

God's Everlasting Love

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33 Who shall bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

From the editor:

August is an interesting month. Almost like a transition month. Summer is winding down, school is beginning for many, and fall is right around the corner. It is also the month that seems to be the hottest in many places here north of the equator, even up here in Idaho. I am looking forward to the cooler autumn weather.

Because I did not get a sponsor for this month and our country has dealt with much sadness, I decided, or should I say inspired by a still small voice to include a chapter from the Bible. I do hope that it might encourage your spirit as it does mine.
There are some wonderful articles and notices this month. Joshua will be back next month with some news for us. Enjoy.
Lori AKA Food Lady

Lori Motis
Publisher & editor of the Blind Post classified news.
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New and used:

A faith–centered true story by pastor Jena Fellers.

Pastor Steve Fellers anticipates nothing worse than fatigue from a long bus ride. Instead, he witnesses events that make the delays due to violent weather seem tame. But when watching over luggage entrusted to him by other passengers, he has the opportunity to do a different sort of shepherding. With kindness and prayer, he sets a down–and–out woman on the path to salvation of body and soul.

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Thank you, Federationists! All of us at Elegant Insights Braille Creations would like to thank you for stopping by our booth at the NFB convention in Las Vegas.
We were crazy busy in the exhibit hall, and we are grateful for your patronage. See you in Houston! Until then, visit
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1 OR Cam for sale. It reads printed text by way of scanner mounted on eyeglasses and attached to belt worn computer. Asking $1500 or best reasonable offer.
1 Freedom Scientific RUBY electronic magnifier. It magnifies and colours can be changed. Asking $300 or best offer.
For more info, call Richard at 757 468 0277 Email

Analog Logitech 5.1 Surround Sound speaker set. Model: SB2821-D6.
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Wanted, to trade, or to give away:
Looking for the old heavy metal, not plastic, Braille Slate, with 28 cells 4 lines, and the pins on the bottom.
Please, email me at
with Braille Slate in the subject line.

Hi. Joshua Loya of Blind Man Walking here.
I have a lot of adventures scheduled for 2019, and I'd love to have your support. If you are so
inclined to offer financial help, I'd really appreciate it. My fund
raising page can be found at:
Thank you. Remember, Adventure is a state of mind. How you live it is up to you!

The time is right to join Out-Of-Sight!
We are a group of blind fun-loving, congenial, and interesting people from all over the world, who use our screen-readers and microphones to play games, chat, learn, and socialize on our own internet TeamTalk server. We have a full schedule of activities every day and evening and you can drop in whenever you wish. We display our musical talents and play music in our music rooms. You can get help with your computer, your iPhone, your cooking, and your chess game, or you can just simply have fun! We also have a book-discussion group and Bible groups. There is no end to the stimulation, excitement, and camaraderie you will experience. To join us and receive your materials, simply send your real name, a preferred nickname if any, your email address, and your phone number to
We sum it up by saying: "Catch the vision--it’s Out of Sight!"

And now for something completely different. Do you want more from your internet radio?
More than just A Variety of great music? Then listen to Blind Café Radio the station that raises cane. We have a morning talk show with Pow news, National whatever day,Yakity Yak gossip corner, celebrity’s birthday’s and so much more. Every radio station has great Rock, Country, Jazz music, just like ours but do they have a Mistress of the Night? A Beach Time with Beach Baby? Wrestling shows? I bet they don’t have a Dragon with the Blue’s or a Happy Hour 2 for 1? What about a Double shot, Thirsty Thursday? Enjoy Dr. Johnny Love our Rock Jock. good food and a spotlight artist at Maria's House. Finally, Milt’s odd show Why not tune in on your Alexa by asking her to enable blind café radio. Also listen on your victor stream or I-Phone, by downloading the Oo tunes ap. Then search for blind café one word. On your computer simply go to blind café.net/radio. Also, if you like making new friends, playing games and being a part of a great chat site, sign up at Where there’s something fun for everyone.

Let me tell you a little about the Burkeville, Virginia lodge for the blind.
It is a low cost retreat for the blind and their families and friends. We have swimming pool, fishing/boating pond, walking trail, gazebo and hand rails to aid with mobility.
Find us at
and click on the links for more info.
I have been going their since 1986 and have had wonderful times. Call me, Richard, at 757 468 0277
and I can tell you more. Call 434 767 4080 and leave a message

Eyes on success shows and podcasts:
1928 Voice Dream Reader App (Jul. 10, 2019)
Making mainstream apps accessible can have multiple benefits. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Winston Chen, founder and lead developer of the Voice Dream suite of apps for iOS devices including Reader, Writer, Scanner and Mail, about how he became interested in including accessibility features into his apps and how that worked out.

1932 Freelance Journalist (Aug. 7, 2019)
Jason Strother is a visually impaired freelance journalist. After reporting from South Korea for many years, his interests have recently turned to stories about how the disabled are impacted by climate change. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with him about accommodations he has made in his career as well as an incident in which his vision could have cost him his life.

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All shows and much more available at:

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JAWS training and iPhone training available. Price negotiable.
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John Harden’s Quality Brailler Repair Service is now offering the following:

After your Braille Writer has been serviced we recommend that you keep it covered when not in use. To this end John Harden’s Perkins Brailler Service has made a soft black canvas machine cover that is very affordable. This cover fits the machine perfectly, has a slit in the top for the handle and is water resistant. And the best part is this cover sells for only $20.

We are now able to refinish your machine so it looks as good as it works. Right now we only have the original gray finish. Refinishing costs $50.

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Tech corner

Today I am going to discuss moving and removing apps on your iPhone. First I will assume you are using the up-to-date operating system on your device. There is an old way of moving apps and there is the new way. The old way will still work but it is less precise and perhaps more problematic. I will briefly mention the old way of moving or removing apps but will go in to some detail on the new way. With either method it will be necessary to keep going once you start. If you do nothing for 30 seconds editing will stop and you will have to start over.

The recommended method for moving or deleting apps from your iPhone is as follows:
1. On the screen with the app in question Turn the rotor to settings. (By default the rotor may already be there.)
2. Flick down to Edit and DoubleTap and when you now flick down you will get the choices of Delete, Drag or stop editing.
3. If you wand to remove the app from your phone DoubleTap the delete button and then flick to confirm the deletion or cancel if you changed your mind.
4. If you want to move the app elsewhere then DoubleTap the drag button and find the place where you want to put it. As you now flick down you will get the choices of: Stop Editing, Add to Drag Session, Drop before Current App, Drop After Current App or Create Folder with the Current app you are on. With the Add to Drag Session you can pick up several apps and then put them all together in one folder.

The older method will give you similar choices but the way of starting is different. Find the App you want to work with and do the one finger gesture, DoubleTap and Hold. This will start the editing process. It looks like you will have the same choices as the newer preferred method.

I hope you have found this helpful. If you have any questions contact me at

Living with low vision
My Kind of Camp
By Donna Williams

I have been participating in a writer’s group for the past 6 months and one of the fun exercises we do is to attempt writing stories about certain prompts given to us by the instructors. The purpose of these suggestions is to keep the creative juices flowing. Since I have a blog I thought challenging myself to write a story about these specific items would be a fun way to increase my content. As I’m finding it’s not so easy. I like to write about my experiences and even the stories I tell come from what life has to offer. So I’m sure you can imagine how difficult it is to tell a story about friendship. I don’t want it to resemble circumstances in my life that I shared with others because maybe that person wouldn’t appreciate me writing about them. That has been my struggle for the past few weeks. During that time I’ve been thinking about my past a lot and the friendships I’ve shared and I decided that instead of writing for my blog as I originally intended I’d tell about the experience I had attending a children’s camp for the blind. Now before you groan and mutter, “But we’re all adults now I will ask you to keep an open mind. I want to share this experience for a few reasons. First it’s summer and what better time to indulge in something fun. I hope you will enjoy my trip down memory lane. Second I want to share how with my parent’s help I found balance in my life between the blind and sighted world. This is extremely important for a child because it helps with emotional well-being as well as showing them how to be a part of both worlds as they grow up.

As someone who was mainstreamed I suffered great physical and mental abuse from my classmates throughout elementary school. High school was a lot better, however, I always felt as though there was something missing from my life. My best friend who had also been mainstreamed in another school district moved out of state when we were 10 leaving me with a lot of tears to shed. We remained in contact through letters and the occasional phone call and once in a while a visit but the time we spent together was bitter sweet because we knew it was so limited and we had no control over our parent’s decisions. Then a miracle happened. My parents learned of a vacation home at the shore which everyone seemed to refer to as Camp Avalon. My friend and I decided to go and be roommates. I was so excited to spend a whole week with her and looked forward to meeting new people. My older sister had always attended Christian camping sessions and raved about how fun they were and finally it was time for me to have my own camping experience. Unfortunately for my friend and I we ended up in an adjoining room with two 7 year olds. We were 12 at the time so you can imagine how that week turned out. All was not lost though. I have always had a mentoring spirit so as the girls who were away from home for the first time continuously wept for their parents and shrieked with fright during severe thunderstorms I took it upon myself to comfort them and encourage their enjoyment during activities. I’m glad I did because years later I ran into one of those girls and she remembered me. When she realized who I was she gave me a fierce bear hug and said “thank you” with tears streaming down her face. Until we talked about that week I didn’t realize how much my nurturing spirit impacted her. I had been right where God needed me to be. Since I was usually one of the oldest campers during sessions I attended I made it a point to be a good example to them. Except when I wasn’t.

No camping experience is complete unless there is a little mischief afoot and of course most of the time I was the ringleader. This was especially true one particular year. There was a shortage of staff so my group was assigned to a male counselor. This meant he had to knock on our door before entering. Everyone in my group was the same age and we all enjoyed hanging out together. However since there were only two people per room and there were 4 of us in our group we had to figure out where we would meet after lights out. Yes, you read that right we waited until everyone was supposed to be in bed and then those of us with partial sight would check out the hallway. If we saw no counselors lurking we’d quietly run down the hall to the designated room. I remember one night in particular a nasty female counselor who was assigned to the younger children was doing a room check and she knocked on our door. Before the others who weren’t supposed to be there could hide she swung the door open. When she saw we were all sitting in a circle on the floor she began to yell. At this point I calmly stated”you’re worried about us waking the younger children, well, don’t you think your voice is going to wake them before we do?” “We’re whispering, you’re yelling.” That counselor left in a huff. A short time later she returned with our male counselor. She began yelling loudly again and several room doors started to open. Our counselor told her to calm down and she finally did. However since I was the ringleader she asked me what my mom would have to say about what we were doing. I laughed heartily and said” probably not much. “That made her really mad and she left in a huff again. At that point our counselor simply informed us he didn’t want to hear talking from our room and that we had to still get up and function the next day. It was great that he recognized we were old enough to make decisions like that for ourselves.

I attended that camp for 6 years and I’ve made life long friendships as well. One girl who I still communicate with today experienced a lot of the same trials and tribulations as I did. As a result we were able to give support and encouragement to one another and we continue to do so despite the physical distance that now makes it difficult to visit.

I’m glad my parents helped me find balance within the blind and sighted world. This is important at any time and no matter what challenges we face. It’s great having the support and encouragement of others who are going through what you are dealing with. My camp friends were so helpful in that regard. If there are any parent’s of blind children reading this article I strongly encourage you to look into this type of camping experience for your child. As for us adults, sometimes it’s just plain fun to reminisce about those wonderful summers when we didn’t have a care in the world. If there are any alumni from Camp Avalon who read this I’d love to hear from you. Especially if you attended between 1977 and1983. And as always hearing from all readers is wonderful. I’d love sharing in your experiences of living with low vision. Feel free to contact me at:

Tips and tidbits from the Food Lady:

This month I have been going through all my cupboards, closets, and files sorting, cleaning, discarding, and shredding. I still have much more to do. It has been quite the chore, but I am encouraged by all the work I have done thus far. At the beginning of this year, I had shared that my resolution for this year was to declutter my home. I started out doing some, but not as much as I have done just in the last three weeks. I have more to do. I really got inspired by a book I downloaded from the BARD website, and is available from your talking book library called: The hoarder in you: how to live a happier, healthier, uncluttered life DB94850
Zasio, Robin. Reading time: 7 hours, 37 minutes.
Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Psychology and Self-Help
A psychologist specializing in treating hoarding and other anxiety-related conditions offers practical advice for decluttering, organizing, and resisting the emotional pull of acquiring possessions. Discusses cases of hoarding she has encountered and explains how lessons from these extreme examples can be applied to even those with less severe situations. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2011.

This book is for all of us that acquire stuff no matter how little. It gives lots of excellent tips on how to declutter and addresses all the reason that people collect and buy and keep things. There are some interesting accounts of hoarders and the stories around them, but there are more chapters dealing with clutter in general.
I have found the newer apps for my iPhone like Seeing AI and Voice to be extremely helpful in being able to do all of this independently. I suppose you could even use the Be my eyes app and others to assist with some of this as well.

I do enjoy technology for these reasons, along with other things like paying my bills, although at times I can also get quite frustrated with it.

Because of all my cleaning, I do not have recipes this month, but I have been doing some cooking in my Instant Pot and will share with you next month some great recipes for the fall season.

Take care and it’s back to cleaning for me.
Food Lady

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Uplift, inspirational stories.

This episode was written in “Fervent Prayer” but it needs repeating as I grow into the understanding by which GOD has escorted me through this Life’s Journey.

My Mother and I did a lot of cooking together and I was the student she was the wise Teacher. One day, she gave me a reasonably large piece of dough, when we were making bread, and told me to hold it and not to let it go. Well, being the bright all knowing proselyte, I held the dough with intensity and purpose, determined to earn the accolades of my Mother. The dough slowly began to slip out of my hand, first between my fingers, then down my wrist, and through my thumb and little finger. I felt helpless, and wanted to fix this coming on mess, however, Mom had said, just hold it. When she finally asked for the dough and I opened my hand, through extreme letdown, feelings of failure and disappointment we observed the fragmented scraps or destruction of the once healthy piece of dough. I could feel the tears beginning to rise up inside of me and then my Mother said. “I knew that this would happen. I wanted you to know something about dough and life. Were you holding that dough with all of your might? the harder you hold onto anything in this life, the faster it will slip away from you. Wash your hands, and let’s shape these rolls.” ”

Luke 6:38

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

Come along with me as I reveal my or a part of my life, and remember the example of the dough, above. My Christianity started when I was approximately eight years old. I don’t remember when I began going to Church, Church was always a part of my life; but I understood, one day that I needed to confess my love and faith in Jesus Christ before the Church and I was a Child of GOD, and so I did, and was Baptized all at eight years old.

When I grew older, I maintained jobs, and bought cars, clothes, gadgets, furniture, marriage, children, homes, college, profession, goods, and more goods. Many of those things, I can still put my hand on, and it has been more than fifty or sixty years. (They made things out of real material in the past.) I have memories, dreams, desires, hopes, disappointments, old shoes, new shoes, bits and fragments of old make-up, perfume, hats, things I made, things my Mom made, things my Sister in law (who went to be with the LORD, more than fifteen years ago), my notebook from sixth grade, all of our year books, our diplomas, even a few driver’s licenses, old recipes, recipe books, Bibles that belonged to relatives gone to be with the LORD; but it seemed necessary for me to keep their fingerprints alive.), a box of buttons, news paper articles, all yellowed, a couple of bird cages, just tossed them away, rotten table cloths and dry rotted dish rags with matching rotten pot holders. I wouldn’t want to forget the numerous sizes of clothes, coats, pots, skillets, bags of rubber bands, paper clips, pencils, pens that don’t write, paper, envelopes, boxes of every kind, baby’s first pair of shoes, first report cards, baby teeth, old love letters, pictures, pictures of people you can’t remember; but it seems so awful to throw away their picture. Autograph books and only Heaven knows the other stuff that is locked securely behind your security system.
Remember the dough!

We have been taught to get and hold and the more that we can hold on to, the better. We then, can get bigger and better houses, cars, etc. and you will know that you are doing well. My husband began talking with me about the mounds and mounds of stuff and I sorely resented him, after all, I didn’t steal those things, and I felt that GOD knew that I had them, and I was not doing any wrong… or was I? I’ve been thinking about that dough; but it wasn’t running out of my hands, I wasn’t trying to hold on to it too hard, or was I? It may not be running out of my hands; but it was marring a valued relationship with my husband, and with GOD. He had trusted you with a few things, and you added to them and decided not to give anything, that you happened to like away. That didn’t even sound like me, after all I would give you the coat off of my back, or would I?

Now, I am putting into practice the principle of loosely holding onto things, all things. I am praying to the LORD, that I can honestly release, with the right attitude and everything. LORD, Help.
I’ll close for now. In Christ I Remain…True.

From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
No wheelchair for me

This is probably one of the most persistent irritants that most blind and partially sighted travelers face on a continual basis and especially so at an airport. For me, it is definitely so and the one thing that I find is that if I want to be able to choose how I wish to travel then persistence, patience, and poise are the three things that I'll suggest.

If any customer service rep at an airport insists that it is easier for you to sit in a wheelchair, then you need to say no! That is if you believe that you are more comfortable being offered an arm as guiding assistance as opposed to being pushed in a wheelchair.

If you believe that as a blind passenger you are better served being escorted rather than being pushed in a wheelchair, then you need to be persistent and not give in.

Of course, there are many blind and partially sighted travelers who may very well prefer to accept wheelchair services but these are just my thoughts for today.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.

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Yarn, hook and needle
Crafts by Phyllis Campbell

Small projects

It's vacation time, and time for small mindless projects either in the car or on public transportation. The perfect project would be a dish or wash cloth. You could even make your project and little hostess gift the same thing. Take along a fancy soap or jar of jelly or relish to accompany it.

Colorful crochet DishCloth
Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton
SIZE: One Size
9 1/2 x 10 in. (24 x 25.5 cm)
760-159 Lion Cotton Yarn: Mustard
Medium golden yellow, warmer than Sunflower (Art. #760-157)
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Note: (A)
760-152 Lion Cotton Yarn: Espresso Deepest chocolate brown
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Note: (B)
760-145 Lion Cotton Yarn: Orchid
Deep, rich magenta purple
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Note: (C)
760-136 Lion Cotton Yarn: Clove
Dark burnt orange
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Note: (D)
Lion Cotton Yarn: Avocado
Quantity needed: 1
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
12 stitches and 15 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in single crochet. If
Exact gauge is not important to this project.
To change color, work the last stitch of the old color to the last yarn over, yarn
over with the new color and draw through all the loops on hook to complete stitch.
Fasten off the old color.
Work 6 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 6 rows with C, 6 rows with D, 2 rows with E.
Repeat these 22 rows for Color Sequence.
With A, chain 29.
Row 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across - 28 single
Row 2: Chain 1, turn, single crochet in each single crochet across.
Repeat last row, changing colors following Color Sequence, until piece measures 10
(25.5 cm) from beginning.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

Crochet Two Color Dishcloth
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp
Pattern Number: L10189 Quick and easy to make, a pair of these bright dishcloths
SIZE: One Size
About 9 in. (23 cm) diameter
5700-530 Martha Stewart Crafts Cotton Hemp: Picnic Green
Dusty mint green
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Note: (A)
5700-500 Martha Stewart Crafts Cotton Hemp: Flour Sack White
Soft white
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
Materials Note: Materials are sufficient to make 2 Dishcloths.
Adjustable ring method: Wrap yarn around index finger.
Insert hook into ring on finger, yarn over and draw up a loop, then ch 1.
Carefully slip ring from finger and work stitches of first rnd into ring.
When first rnd is complete gently, but firmly, pull tail to tighten center of ring
To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over.
Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch.
Do not cut old color.
Carry color not in use up wrong side of work.
With A, make adjustable ring.
Rnd 1: With A, work 3 sc in ring; change to B, work 3 sc in ring; join with sl st
in first sc - 6 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: With B, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc; change to A, 2 sc in each of last 3 sc;
join with sl st in first sc - 12 sts.
Rnd 3: With A, (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; change to B, (sc in next
sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc - 18 sts at the end of
this rnd.
Rnd 4: With B, (sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; change to A, (sc in next
2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc - 24 sts.
Rnd 5: With A, (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; change to B, (sc in next
3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc - 30 sts.
Rnd 6: With B, (sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; change to A, (sc in next
4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc - 36 sts.
Rnd 7: With A, (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; change to B, (sc in next
5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc - 42sts.
Rnd 8: With B, (sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; change to A, (sc in next
6 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc - 48 sts.
Rnd 9: With A, (sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; change to B, (sc in next
7 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc - 54 sts.
Rnd 10: With B, (sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; change to A, (sc in next
8 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc - 60 sts.
Rnd 11: With A, (sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; change to B, (sc in next
9 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc - 66 sts.
Rnd 12: With B, (sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; change to A, (sc in
next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc - 72 sts.
Rnd 13: With A, (sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; change to B, (sc in
next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc - 78 sts.
Rnd 14: With B, (sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; change to A, (sc in
next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc - 84 sts.
Rnd 15: With A, (sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; change to B, (sc in
next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times; join with sl st in first sc - 90 sts.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

Beach Pail Dishcloth
Designed by Emily Jagos
Measurements: 9 inches x 9 inches
100% Cotton Yarn, Worsted Weight, 2.5 oz
Size US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
Cast on 37 stitches.
Note: Border stitches are in parentheses () at beginning and end of each row should you prefer to substitute a different border.

All odd rows 7-49: (K1, P1, K1, P1), P to last 4 sts., (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Rows 1-5: K1, P1 to end
Rows 6 & 8: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K to last 4 sts., (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Even Rows 10-24: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K7, P15, K7, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Even Rows 26-30: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K5, P19, K5, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Even Rows 32-38: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K6, P2, K13, P2, K6, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 40: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K7, P2, K11, P2, K7, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 42: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K8, P2, K9, P2, K8, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 44: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K9, P3, K5, P3, K9, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 46: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K11, P7, K11, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Rows 48 & 50: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K to last 4 sts., (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Rows 51-55: K1, P1 to end
Bind off all stitches.

Tractor Dishcloth
Measurements: 9 inches x 9 inche s
100% Cotton Yarn, Worsted Weight, 2.5 oz
Size US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
Cast on 37 stitches.
Note: Border stitches are in parentheses () at beginning and end of each row should you prefer to substitute a different border.

All Odd Rows 7-49: (K1, P1, K1, P1), P to last 4 sts., (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Rows 1-5: K1, P1 across, ending with K1
Even Rows 6-12: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K to last 4 sts., (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 14: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K3, P4, K11, P4, K7, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 16: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K2, P6, K8, P8, K5, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 18: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K2, P6, K7, P10, K4, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 20: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K2, P6, K2, P3, K2, P10, K4, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 22: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K3, P4, K2, P4, K2, P10, K4, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 24: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K7, P6, K2, P10, K4, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 26: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K2, P12, K2, P8, K2, P1, K2, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 28: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K2, P14, K2, P4, K2, P3, K2, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 30: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K2, P16, K4, P4, K3, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 32: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K3, P22, K4, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 34: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K6, P1, K7, P10, K5, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Rows 36, 38&40: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K6, P1, K7, P2, K6, P2, K5, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 42: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K14, P10, K5, (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Even Rows 44-50: (K1, P1, K1, P1), K to last 4 sts., (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Rows 51-55: K1, P1 across, ending with K1
Bind off all stitches in pattern.


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