May your heart be encouraged, being knit together in love.
It’s no secret I’m addicted to social media. Between Facebook and Twitter, I’m up to date on current events and new trends. I’ve also found ways to enhance my growth for my walk with God through my knitting.
I always looked at knitting as something to do to keep my hands busy rather than smoke. But the more I create the more I realize that knitting is just like my life: full of intricacies, twists, and sometimes plain beautiful. A work in progress (hence the UFO’s), but a fantastic journey nonetheless.
Whoda thunk knitting and the Bible go hand in hand?
At Knitting Bible Study, this is what happens. Found after a search on Twitter, Knitting Bible Study is an opportunity for knitters to fellowship and learn more about the Bible. By taking my needles and a skein of yarn I too am knitting together a life that is dramatically different than the one I had before.
Again, I’m a work in progress.
Yes the sense of accomplishment with a finished object causes some swelling of pride, but the craft itself provides a relaxing day (or week or even month!) of time to reflect on the creation. While I knit, I try to think positive thoughts about the recipient, and I am a captive audience for my one year Bible on audio.
Where I’m going has to be better than where I was. I already see how my spirit has been knit together for a better me, and look forward to a time when I am able to counsel others about being a new them.
The piece I’m working on embodies my fresh thinking: a lace pattern shawl.
Not a fan of lace, but happy to see the pattern appear before my eyes. Once I memorized the pattern, I see that it’s not hard, I just have to pay attention, be in the moment and experience the crafting. The mistakes are covered, and like the dawning of a new day, forgiven and forgotten.
Life isn’t about the destination, but the journey. Knitting is the same way.