Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February feelings

"Knit your heart with an unslipping knot" Shakespeare.

There are so many ways to say I Love You .... and although we should seize every opportunity as it presents itself, i find myself looking for extra time and/or ways to share my heart during this special month designated for those we love ....

One of the most important things i've learned is that Love is often spelled TIME, and what better way to say I Love You than with a knitted gift. The time you spend choosing the yarn, the pattern, completing the project - all reflect a heart set on conveying a simple, basic truth - the treasure of the friendship and love that has grown between you.

Knitting doesn't have to be complicated ... a soft and simple, warm yarn - much like a genuine, reassuring hug - can speak volumes. Why not find a skein or 2 of yarn that reminds you of that special someone you cherish and as you knit, whisper a prayer of blessing and thanksgiving; a prayer that God's love will flow through you as you share your knitting; a prayer that His grace and mercy will be reflections of the very Love He has shared with you ....

February is synonymous with Love and this Kiss Scarf (Keep It Short & Sweet) is a great way to show someone how much you care ... without too much PDA! :)

Grab your favorite yarn and appropriate needles and

Cast on a multiple of 3 stitches + 1 extra stitch.

Row 1: *K2, P1*, repeat across, ending with a K1.
Row 2: P1, *K2, P1*, repeat across.

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 to desired length.
Bind off in pattern.

Love .... can be found when you least expect it .... is it in the giving or the receiving? .... i vote you try giving it away ... and before long you'll come to see that you can't outgive the Lord .... your heart will be full with the joy that only comes in sharing ..

.... now faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the pattern drawer. and this post made me smile :) you should consider using a pencil for writing as much as you use needles for knitting. i'm convinced the talents are equal.