Knitting by Blind Faith

Friday, February 29, 2008, 4:06 pm
Filed under: Reflections

God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.
1 Corinthians, 1:9

I spent today reflecting on the little things: the morning walk with Peace, the kind words of my best friend, and the unwavering support of my loving husband (whose feet I measured for a pair of felted booties about half an hour after I swore off knitting forever–and I meant FOREVER).

As I hear about people who have suffered the loss of loved ones, their jobs, and their homes, I think about how fortunate I am to have good friends nearby (many of whom are believers) and family just a phone call away. In all these things, I am reminded that God is faithful. He loves us and cares for us. In our day to day fast-paced lives, we often feel that God isn’t there when frustrations and difficulties arise. But all we have to do is slow down and think about all the really important things, and we know that God is there, that He has blessed us beyond measure. He is just waiting to hear from us and to comfort us in our time of need. The key is, we have to open ourselves to His love and His voice.

Take it from me, when you pray to God and express a heartfelt thank-you for each of His many blessings, it really puts things into perspective. And, it cleanses your soul.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 11:51 pm
Filed under: Knitting

Today was a day filled with frustration. Almost everything that could go wrong, did. My not so faithful friend, Knitting, teased me by allowing my Knit Picks order to arrive early, but otherwise, has mostly laughed in my face. Knitting has been laughing in my face a lot these past few days, actually, as I work on the interminable baby hat. It really isn’t that difficult, and yet I am stuck in the twilight zone, doomed to knit that evil hat until Knitting sets me free, because she knows I won’t give up. (Maybe it will be ready by Baby’s 45th birthday. Do you think it will still fit?)

When I came home today, I was this close to throwing the whole mess through the patio door. But for the loving kindness and words of comfort from RAM, I probably would have. Instead, RAM kindly cleaned up the kitchen after I threw dinner together, and then did the laundry (isn’t he sweet!), so I could have some me time.

Knitting did decide to bless me with some progress tonight–FINALLY! I switched to a new Knit Picks Options cable (the one I was using had a weak join that was constantly snagging the yarn), and that, quite obviously, smoothed things out immensely. (Yes, I know, “Duh!!!”) I immersed myself in a good book–the Friday Night Knitting Club, by Kate Jacobs, which I am loving to pieces–and things started to fall into place.

When I laid the work and the book down, Peace asked to go on a walk. Joy, who had been uncharacteristically quiet, did not ask to go on a walk, but she seemed to like the idea when I offered. So, after I came home with Peace, Joy and I went for a stroll–uh, run. All that pent-up energy came out of her, and she was exuberant. The night was peaceful, and the walk cleared my head. Joy loved it, too, and wished for a longer walk, but it was late. After a long, hard day, it was nice to spend some time with my faithful friend.

Sunday, February 24, 2008, 10:30 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

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