Thursday, October 27, 2011


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i don't knit. i wish i did.

right around this time of year, my mind turns to pondering my love of soft yarn and just how a pair of knitting needles might feel clicking against my palms.

i like the way knitted things smell. that rich aroma of softness and the love that was poured into each stitch.

 i like the concept of being able to create something that could benefit others.

a treasure to help keep them warm, to bring a little smile as they hold something comforting and made with their heart in mind.

but then i remind myself that i have more than enough things that take up my time without adding knitting to my list.

that doesn't keep me from my thoughts as my finger run over a precious pair of creamy fingerless gloves from a dear friend, or a wedding-gift blanket from my aunt.

knitting feels so intimate.

the joining of things once apart, individual strands that once meant very little. making some beautiful with the caress of our fingers.

for You created my innermost being. You knit me together in my mother's womb.
i praise You for i am fearfully and wonderfully made.

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 i tend to forget that i am intimately forged in the palms of the Carpenter. the One who makes no mistakes. the ultimate Artist. 

this sunset Painter. this mountain Molder. this weeping-willow Weaver.

He knits, too. carefully, purling each stitch together, caressing the material with loving fingers as He saw His masterpiece taking shape. 

knitters don't wake up to discover that their twisted ball of knots has been transformed into something precious while they slept. 

it takes time and work and careful intimacy with the yarn and their fingers. 

it's a process. days, weeks, sometimes even months. 

no accidents here. 

careful craftsmanship only. 

i am more than knots and twisted confusion. 

i am smooth knit-work from the Hand of the Master. 


  1. WOW! so lovely! you should most definitely learn how to knit. ;) it really isn't that hard.


  2. Oh my goodness! Absolutely gorgeous words...Sharing on Twitter and Facebook.

  3. i tried learning to knit... it didn't end well. :S
    I'd rather stick to crocheting!

  4. I love knitting, but I seem attracted to expensive yarn and extensive projects, not a good combo!
    I love the picture of God knitting us and our lives, a long variegated scarf of many colors, some parts are messy, others smoothly knit, but never the less, Gods love is vastly apparent in each and every stitch! =)

  5. I love this. It's perfect. I'm sorry I haven't been around lately. I've been so busy that I've scarcely had time to breathe, let alone read and comment. But I'll be consistently back soon. I've missed reading your inspiring and uplifting words.

  6. What a lovely analogy. I don't think I'll ever look at my knitting needles the same way again. Thanks!

  7. I've just shared this on my Facebook- hope you don't mind! So. beautiful.

  8. wow. WOW. uhh, wow.
    I crochet (knit-ish?) and this is so profound. Your words are always so beautiful

  9. love this - thanks so much for sharing :)

  10. Breathtaking.

    So I just discovered your blog. And I can't believe I haven't before. It is amazingly beautiful here, not just the colors and design, but the words and spirit.

    A good friend just re-taught me to knit. I feel very productive and old lady-ish... :) (But the going is slow!)

  11. Oh, love how you brought these thoughts together ... LOVELY :)


I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know there's nothing but light when I see you. :: Shinji Moon