There are hundreds upon hundreds of sweater patterns all based on some fundamental idea of a front, a back, neck, and sleeves. What makes them all different? The way they are constructed and the details. This comfy, cozy sweater (Kemp Town by Erika Knight) has a split rib at the bottom and a line of knit stitches down the garter sleeve that add a small but beautiful detail to this sweater that makes it unique.
As we journey though Holy Week, we can take comfort in the fact that we are unique and God knows us each by name. People like sweaters have the same components but we are differentiated by the details of our genetic expression. God is with each and everyone of us. This is good to remember especially those moments when we are in pain.
This past year has been difficult and there has been much suffering. The positive moments have come from the little things in life. The things we used to take for granted but don’t anymore. Oh what joy it is to be able to visit grandma in the nursing home. Oh what joy it is to be able to gather inside with a small group of vaccinated people. Oh what joy it is to see the shelves stocked with food and paper products.
It’s the smallest things that make a difference, that makes an experience unique and that brings us joy. In the midst of suffering there is always hope.
Pattern Update: 4 rows of Stockinette.