Buying Yarn for a Friend

I love getting yarn as a gift. It seems to hold a special energy, a yet to be discerned potential that is almost limitless. What will it be? It’s up to me, the knitter to determine. Although yarn can be made into many things, I have discovered that some yarn is better suited to someContinue reading “Buying Yarn for a Friend”

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”

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”

True Confessions by Brother Aidan

Confession time. I’m the Knitting Monk, and I’m writing Lenten reflections on contemplation and knitting. I also haven’t touched my crafting of any kind, knitting included, since the pandemic began. Oh, I stitched a few lines on a quilt, but that doesn’t count. I tell you this, not for absolution, but because I have foundContinue reading “True Confessions by Brother Aidan”

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”

The Forgiveness of Scrubbies

By The Rev. Karulynn Koelliker Have you ever picked up your knitting when anxious or angry or impatient and found that the stitches were too tight?  You had to struggle to get the needle into the stitch to complete a new stitch and the new stitch did not want to slide like it should onContinue reading “The Forgiveness of Scrubbies”

Why Scrubby? by Rev. Karulynn Koeliker

I’ve been drawn to most fiber related endeavors, where some form of “needle” is critical, since I was 6 years old. (That was many decades ago).  I have developed a very experienced sense of touch.  The better it feels the more expensive it is likely to be.  I enjoy working with fibers that feel goodContinue reading “Why Scrubby? by Rev. Karulynn Koeliker”