Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Beautiful Blanket Squares


I am working on squares for the
September School Blanket.

It has come time that I am now knitting some
smaller ones to fit it all together.
 
I have ordered more yarn and am
excited to knit a few more
red and green squares
once it comes!
(Ravelry here)
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Every night I read the readings
of the day from the
Prologue of Ochrid.
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This expert has stuck with me:

Fear in suffering and fear of not suffering -this is one and the same fear and it signifies the fear of a spiritual man as to whether or not God has distanced Himself from him. When St. Catherine suffered many and difficult tortures, our Lord appeared to her and she asked Him: 'Where were You until now, 0 Lord, to comfort me in so many sufferings?" The Lord answered her: ' I was here in your heart.' But as great a fear can come upon a spiritual man when, sufferings do not come his way for a long time. A monk once entered a church in Alexandria and saw a woman kneeling before the icon of the Savior and weeping tears cried out to the Lord: 'You have abandoned me O Lord, O Merciful One, have mercy on me!" Following the prayer the monk asked her: Who has wronged you that you so bitterly complain to God?" The woman replied: "Up to now, no one has wronged me, that is why I am weeping because God has abandoned me and for three years did not visit me with any sufferings. During this time, I was neither sick, nor my son, nor has any of my household livestock perished."
(from June 8).
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What are you creating and reading?
Yarn along with us!
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5 comments:

flyingjen said...

For me the worst part of blankets with squares is the stitching up part. I love the way yours is pieced together. Can't wait to see the finished project!

karen said...

the blanket will be beautiful with all of those colors! I too shy away from lots of sewing, but that doesn't stop my admiration :)

EMMA said...

That's going to be a very colorful blanket.

Heather aka Proud Mama said...

What a sweet gift. I also find seaming to take quite a bit of time. Good luck!

Cheryl said...

I think I'm the odd one out here. I quite enjoy sewing up knitted squares. It's the tantalizing "taste" of a project almost finished which just keeps me going. Beautiful blanket!