Three weeks until Lent. There is still plenty of time to prepare your Lenten Project and to invite others to share in the journey!
Thank you to all of you who have subscribed to this Blog. We are two weeks away from Lent and I will be posting a few more times to answer questions and to help us prepare for our forty-day commitment of intentional prayer time with God. Starting in Lent, there will be a daily post with the exception of Sunday when we will live into a day of rest.
Everyone is welcome to participate and here’s how. Unlike other Knit Alongs we will not be making the same thing. There is no set pattern for knitting, crocheting, or whatever your favorite repetitious calming pastime is. Instead, the pattern we will be using is one of daily prayer. So, what can you do to prepare?
- Decide on a time and place to pray. (see blog post: Setting Up Your Practice)
- Pick a project
- Swatch if you need to
- Write down why you feel called to participate. Put it with your project.
- Reach out to others you know that might want to participate and send them the blog link. (see blog post on Sustaining Your Practice)
I ordered three skeins of Tandem West Wool in the colorway “Glow” from Stephen and Penelope (a yarn store in Amsterdam. My husband and I are living in the Netherlands for a year while he helps develop a solar energy sales force for Europe.) Tandem is 90% Falkland Merino and 10% Texel (Texel fibers have a helical crimp which give them extraordinary loft and compression resistence and come from sheep living on an Island north of the Netherlands.)
I chose the gold color because it reminds me of sunlight and hope. The colored skein of yarn is from my favorite local yarn store “Sticks and Cups” in Utrecht, Netherlands. I’m going to try and use it occasionally for a color pop.
I’m planning on knitting a long scarf and then attaching the two ends. My step is to swatch the two yarns and decide on a needle size. The ball band recommends a US 4 – US 7 (3.5 – 4.5 mm). I’m also looking at stitch dictionaries. Once Lent starts, let you know what I’m doing and I hope you’ll let me know how your projects are going.
I will be winding the balls today while I pray for all of us as we get ready to support one another in our prayer practice during Lent.