January 26, 2009

On my lap

Three weeks ago I taught myself (with the help of a friend) how to knit.

I never knew it would become a form of healing and therapy. With every knit stitch I count, I remember how God has knitted my life together.


Laura said...

Looks like you are a quick learner. What are you making?

Sara D. said...

Just found your blog...and have always wanted to learn to knit. Maybe it's a sign! Thanks for sharing your creation. I can't wait to see what you created!

Anonymous said...

Look at you go! I totally learned to "knit" with my knifty knitter 3 weeks ago, but I have never attempted it on my own! You go girl!

A Stone Gatherer said...

I was taught to knit a couple of years ago but didn't keep up with it! I don't even know if I remember how! I love the color of your yarn!

Nuts To You! said...

I want to learn to do it! Is it hard to teach yourself?

gina said...

Reminds me of one of my favorite "poems" - I'm not sure of the title...

My life is but a weaving
between my God and me
I shall not choose the colors He knows what they should be

For it's He that views that pattern upon the upper side
While I can see it only From this the under side

Sometimes he weaveth sorrow Which seemeth strange to me But I shall trust his judgement and weave on faithfully

For it's he that fill the shuttle He knows just what is best So I shall weave in earnest and leave with Him the rest

At last when life is ended, With him I shall abide Then I shall view the pattern Upon the upper side

Then I will know the reason Why Pain, With Joy entwined

Was woven in the fabric of Life that God designed.

I got it in a mailing from some group years ago and it has been taped to every fridge of mine since.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Please know I have prayed for you today. Jackie

Halfmoon Girl said...

a week- looks so good already! Love the colors.

Ms. Musters said...

How strange? I just arranged with my friends to start learning how to knit from my mom. She is 83 and can't do it so well anymore, but is excited to teach us!

The Catnap Cottage said...

I tried knitting when I was a teenager and would get so frustrated when I would skip a stitch and then there was this hole....hmmm. I may try it again - it looks so pretty. I have been crocheting like a fiend, even threatened to crochet hubby and kids some underwear! Glad to see you back - take care. Oh and love the poem Gina posted!! So true!!

Trudi said...

Found you on Creative Blogs. Oh how I want to learn to knit. I have several dvds. I hope things look up for you. All my best.

Amelia Antwiler said...

Very sweet.

Love the colors, too.

Molly Anne said...

I spy lavender homespun! :)

I made myself a shoulder wrap out of that.

You look like you are making fantastic progress! I have been knitting a few years and it's only now that I'm getting brave enough to try different stitches, etc.

It is quite therapeutic though, isn't it?