The Horror of Blocking

I am now one of over 8000 knitters that have made the Ranunculus Sweater. I thought it would be a great layering piece not only over this long white blouse but maybe over a blue or black summer dress to protect sunburned shoulders from the evening breeze. I took this picture before I blocked theContinue reading “The Horror of Blocking”

Tearing out the Ranunculus Sweater

There is that moment when the voice in your head lets you know that something is wrong. If you ignore it, the voice gets louder and more incredulous. Why are you continuing to knit when you know the stitches aren’t adding up? I don’t know, I thought I could fix it. This sweater as ofContinue reading “Tearing out the Ranunculus Sweater”

Sacred Stitches

By Mark Brummitt, Phd. “So great a cloud of witnesses” (Hebrews 12:1). There’s a lot more to knitting than meets the eye, you know.  Picture this: June 1990. Manchester, England, England.  I’d be 23, I guess. Wait. 23, I know. I’ve just finished my first year in seminary in London and I’ve been sent onContinue reading “Sacred Stitches”

“Pick yourself up… ‘n’start over again.”

by Mark Brummitt, Phd “Rich wounds yet visible above in beauty glorified” (Bridges and Thring). I can be ruthless. “Don’t knit if you don’t like ripping out,” I’ve been known to tell people—typically other knitters who watch in horror as I rip out a whole sleeve. “Ripping is knitting,” I say.   Ruthless. I’ll rip rightContinue reading ““Pick yourself up… ‘n’start over again.””

Mindless Repetition – the good and the bad

     I always like to have something simple on the needles.  I call it my TV knitting. It’s usually a sweater body or sleeves where all I have to do is knit every stitch.  It’s mindless repetition.      Mindless repetition can get boring even with TV providing entertainment.  My thoughts take over and start needlingContinue reading “Mindless Repetition – the good and the bad”

Bonus Material: Scrubby Pattern, Zoom Class and Where to get the book. Scroll Down for the meditative post!

If you would like to go deeper, the book is out and available. It is full of stories similar to what you have read in the blog. If you would like a copy, you can buy it here. SCRUBBY PATTERN: ScrubbyCast on 27 stitches or the number that you need to make this as wideContinue reading “Bonus Material: Scrubby Pattern, Zoom Class and Where to get the book. Scroll Down for the meditative post!”

When Struggle Becomes…..Gratitude by Rev. Georgia Carney

A package arrived in the mail from a close friend maybe a year ago, though it may be more like 2 years, and I was excited to open it. There was a card in it and some goodies and under all of that was a yellow bag with something soft in it. Hmmmm….whatever could itContinue reading “When Struggle Becomes…..Gratitude by Rev. Georgia Carney”

Time – The Most Precious Gift by Rev. Karulynn Koelliker

We do not know how much time we have.  It is a precious commodity and a most generous gift when we choose to “give it away”.  This realization struck me about 20 years ago.  Each year we are asked to ponder our resources and give sacrificially.  Instead of dollars what I was able to giveContinue reading “Time – The Most Precious Gift by Rev. Karulynn Koelliker”