Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Knitting

Of course this post is about knitting! I love knitting! The project on the left is for my daughter and will someday be a shawl or throw. It has a long way to go.

It is sometime hard for those of us who are left-brains to be creative. Knitting is my creative side. Knitting is organized creativity - it is organized knot tying. It is counting. It is a process. And I love the yarn, especially the natural fibers like wool, cotton, silk, and bamboo and combinations of all of the above.

The Proverbs 31 woman is called a Wife of Noble Character. There are many ways I fall short of this ideal. Verse 13 of the chapter says "She selects wool and flax and works with eager hand." I don't know if she was knitting - probably weaving which I also want to learn - but I can identify with her and hopefully provide little things for my family. (Check my blog: www.patternofgrace.blogspot.com for the latest little project.)

Psalm 139:13 says: For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb

God also used a process when He formed us, very carefully counting and planning. It is amazing. My response must be one of gratitude and adoration and knowing that as He began the planning so many years ago, He will finish what He started - He will be with me to my old age and gray hairs. What assurance and love!

3 comments:

Grammy said...

Hi, I tried several years ago to learn to knit, but it just didn't take. However, I do crochet and have made some nice things with it, but it has been a long time since I have picked up a crochet hook. I do quilt, though. Great posting about our Lord and His hand in our lives.
Ruby

Bud Ezekiel H. said...

hi Linda...
not into knitting here. but i appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment:)

like they say iron sharpens iron. or is it knitting needles?

Tori Cooper said...

Some people liken the process to God weaving a beautiful tapestry... we are not a finished product just yet... God is putting us together piece by piece.

Personally not into knitting... tried it once in college... but it made me sleepy and sometimes dizzy... so i let it go! I admire those who can knit and keep it up and produce a beautiful piece! Love that verse you shared!