Wednesday, September 15, 2010

KISS....Keeping knIt Simple Sweetie!

simple Knitting in a circle will soon
leave you with a beautiful sock!
Just Knitting .... save the Purls for a later!
when it comes to knitting i find myself often overlooking the easiest of things ... the very 1st thing i learned, in fact ....  so zealous to produce REAL knitted things (?), i pour for hours over stitches - - how many yarn overs, inceases and decreases, knits AND purls .... when all the time .... the basic and often overlooked, simple and single Knit Stitch just waits ... to be used .... so that the YARN is the focus of my time, rather than the mechanics of the moment.

if my stash and wish list only contained light and/or dark solid hues and tones, then perhaps a 'fancier' stitch would shine off the minimalist ply of the yarn ... BUT true confession time:  there are so many beautiful skeins of yarn just screaming my name and that have jumped into my shopping basket ... have found their way into my heart AND my knitting room .....  and such examples of lush and variegated colors, or yarns that can push me right over the edge of sensory overload with all the variations of dimension, depth and richness ...  just WHAT can you do that will highlight and showcase the beauty of the yarn .....

time has shown that it's the KNIT STITCH ... period.  i guess i'm "growing up" as a knitter, but that very basic stitch affords me time to sit and knit and simply enjoy the tactile features that comes from an extravagant or perhaps just an undescribable ball of string .....  and the "process" of knitting brings a peace that envelopes the moment, relaxes the ponderings and provides a visible demonstration of what simplicity affords.

Zephaniah 3:17 whispers a description of such 'knitting' when i simply sit and dwell in the Presence of God -
The Lord your God is with you, He is might to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.

when i yeild to His knit stitch i soon find that i do indeed hear Him humming .... often just a soft tune of reassurance for a moment - at times a strong and victorious chorus of encouragement .... fears and worries are soon diminished as they ease into oblivion when He quiets my heart and brings my focus onto Him .... and such compliance leaves me with glimpses and visions of His delight!  i doubt very seriously that God actually giggles like i do when something goes right .... but how i long to be one of His knitted garments that brings Him honor and praise because i submitted to His Knitted choices ......  for me, i'm Knit So Simple ... and it really is a good thing!

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