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”

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”

Forget Your Perfect Offering by Sr. Diana

   When I was a beginning, baby beader, I didn’t know that there are many brands and qualities of beads, so I have acquired a plethora of beads; some better than others. In the midst of Day 1 of Contemplative Knitting Beading, reflecting on Julie’s thoughtful commentary about what God needs to pull out ofContinue reading “Forget Your Perfect Offering by Sr. Diana”

Rascally Rabbits by Rev. Patti Blaine

Rascally Rabbits I struggle with contemplative practices. I am fairly good at being silent, being still, being solitary. I am an extreme introvert, after all. My thoughts, though. They scurry and rabbit around like, well, rabbits. One thought can produce ten more, and off I go, sitting silent, still, solitary, but planning the next day’sContinue reading “Rascally Rabbits by Rev. Patti Blaine”

Why am I Dropping Stitches?

Every knitter has experienced the feeling of angst when they discover a dropped stitch.  It’s even worse when you have been knitting for years.  Beginners are expected to drop stitches and it’s a wonderful teaching moment when you can teach a new knitter how to “ladder up” the dropped stitch and fix the mistake.  ButContinue reading “Why am I Dropping Stitches?”

Knitting in the Dark – Rev. Georgia Carney

I will knit pretty much anywhere at any time. I have projects suitable for many different knitting environments from meetings-mostly Zoom meetings these days, waiting for appointments, family gatherings, and quiet time at home. I save my lace, cable, and colorwork projects for quiet focused time under my Ott light. Truth be told, I haveContinue reading “Knitting in the Dark – Rev. Georgia Carney”

Holy Moment

How many times have you been happily knitting, stopped to admire your work, and to your absolute horror, discover a mistake a few inches down?  Now the knitter has a decision – to frog or not to frog – that is the question.  There are some obvious times when frogging is necessary. If we mistakenlyContinue reading “Holy Moment”

Spiritual Guides

How do you decide what you’re going to make next?  Years ago, knitting patterns were available in magazines, books, or pamphlets found at the local yarn store.  I can remember spending hours looking through multiple three ring binders for a pattern that I liked. It was not an enjoyable experience.  Most stores had multiple pagesContinue reading “Spiritual Guides”