Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Duplicate stitch is simply that: an echo of the original. All you need is a crewel needle with an eye large enough to accommodate your "new" yarn color. Once you have identified the stitch pattern you simply start at the base of your original knitted stitch, coming from behind the work and up and out through the base of the stitch.
[follow this link for a great and much better detailed instruction on how to properly execute a duplicate stitch http://www.freepatterns.com/content/content.html?content_id=151 ]
"they" say that imitation is the highest form of flattery, and yet that is exactly what Christ has called each of us to do... to be imitators of Him. and in a day and age when so many people are 2nd guessing their decisions and choices, how refreshing and simple - actually - is it for us to simply imitate a life that has already been lived ... to follow in His footsteps, to adopt His mindset and heart .... it really doesn't get much easier than this! we seem to be the cog in the wheel that clogs up life and makes it much harder than it has to be!
one of the secrets to good duplicate stitch is learning how to "tension" your work so that the new stitch lays ever so gently atop the original. not too loose and floppy .. not to tight and distorted ... just gently resting above, mimicking the "Stitch" that has been designed and laid before me .....
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You, who walk in the light of Your presence, O Lord. They rejoice in Your name all day long; they exult in Your righteousness.
My zealousness and passion for this phase of knitting may be just that: an obsession over something new and different, and YET! HIS obsession over me is nothing new to Him! He continues to daily choose me, to daily continue investing and believing and forgiving me .... i am HIS Magnificent Obsession!