Wednesday, October 27, 2010

not anther SCARF! ! ! ? ? ?

Do you remember what your 1st knitting 'project' was?  or what your inspiration was for learning to knit?  For some strange and truly odd reason, the majority of people say to "knit scarves".  Perhaps that's because they are more fashionable now ... and not everyone has good hat hair .... and we've become a people that has to justify our time invested based on the end results, which must be immediate, practical AND perfect!

but a scarf?  REALLY?  that means a 1st time project that is 5 miles long (or so it seems as the repetition comes over and over and over and over like a broken record player!) .... and before long the eagerness of learning is lost to the dullness and ruts that are created by the ribbing . . .   for many, scarves are the 'safe go-to' ... rather than adventuring out and trying something new, they opt for 2 skeins of yarn and just start knitting yet ANOTHER scarf!  Why not try a new 'twist' on your basic scarf?  . . . and then there are those people [like me] who suffer from knitting ADD and get so distracted by the 'next project' that i fail to often enjoy the current process of whatever i'm working on ..... easily 'led astray' by all the pretty colors and pictures and yarns and needles and oooo ... did you see that sweater over there ......

Quote from my reading this morning: "Poeple who live this way [worrying about the future rather than today] find a dullness creeping into their lives. They sleepwalk through their days, following well-worn paths of routine. ... I, the Creator of the universe, am the most creative Being imaginable. I will not leave you circling in deeply rutted paths. Instead, I will lead you along fresh trails of adventure, revealing to you things you did not know."

Gen. 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens AND the earth!
Nothing dull, uneventful or unimaginative about that day i'd say! Rather, a reflection of what He longs to do in my life ... EVERY day!  somehow i have to believe that my Father longs to knit a scarf EVERY day ... trying new patterns in the yarns He has chosen for me .... why should i worry about His plans for me for next year ... why not relax and see what today looks like as it flows from the needles in His hands!  Worse thing that can happen?  I land in His lap!  Still close to His heart ... and able to glance up to His eyes that reassure me that i am loved and cared for .. and knitted together by Him!

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