Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Down to last stripes + Encouragement for Today


I am down to the last two or so strips on
my textured lap blanket!
(Ravelry here).


Slowly slowly it comes!
I hope to do a seed stitch boarder... 


It's been a good knit so far, 
though it takes a lot of time!
*
and really liked this quotation that she quotes:


 I had dreams of knitting ornaments this year
for our tree but, well, my to-do list is a mile long again
and as my Mr. Husband says, we must triage.
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It's more important to seek to be aware of what season we are in
as we approach Christ's Nativity and seek His mercy...
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What are you reading and creating?
Do yarn along with us!


17 comments:

Donna said...

That blanket looks so warm and cozy. I love the paragraph you highlighted in your post. I needed to read that today. God is good!

Zauberflink said...

This looks like a cosy and interesting blanket - I wish I could have a real feel of the texture!

Kathleen said...

What a lovely blanket! It looks quite cozy!

October Rose said...

We must triage ... wise words from your husband!

Becca Huben said...

Beautiful blanket!

CathieJ said...

Your blanket is beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing it with the seed stitch border.

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

I feel quite bereft now that I cannot knit for the next few months, but I will enjoy seeing your lovely blanket reach completion!

elizabeth said...

thank you all!!!

Elizabeth, I am so sorry. We are praying for you daily. (((HuGS))))

thingsherelately.com said...

Yay for you! Almost finished! :) Thank you sharing the excerpt from Jan Karon's book. Oh, her books encourage me so! I just started reading "Shepherds Abiding" two nights ago. *hugs* :)

Nancy said...

The blanket is BEAUTIFUL! It will be something to treasure for years to come. I just finished some completely unspiritual reading (The Hunger Games Trilogy), but I soon as I find which box has my festal menaion (I still have some boxes to unpack, oh the joys of moving, and lesson learned, next move - label my boxes better), I want to read each day some part of the prefestive services such as the two Sundays before Nativity, the Royal Hours and the Canon of the forefeast. It's interesting to see how the Advent services parallel those of Holy Week. If you really want to know the mind of the Church in regards to the feasts, it's all in the texts of the services. Lex orandi, lex credendi.

elizabeth said...

Lisa, thanks so much! Yes, J. K's books are wonderful!

Nancy ~ thanks so much! I have the festal menaion too and yes, it really helps; I've been re-reading a bit of Fr. T. Hopoko's book Winter Pascha which talks about how Christmas is very much like Pascha in the services...such a wonderful reality!!!

I can remember Fr. M. talking a lot about all you need to know about the church is in it's services... and boy are they lovely and rich to read, such poetry is there!!!

Nancy said...

I haven't yet read Fr Hopko's book (shameful, I know!), but it's on the list of things I want to read eventually. And yes, I remember Fr M's teachings. I love reading the Matins services in particular, that's where the "liturgical meat" is. I find the Canon in particular will tell you all you need to know. I have fond memories of chanting small Compline with the Canon from Matins after Vespers while confessions were heard. It seemed to me I was in the Church's classroom in those moments.

gretchenjoanna.com said...

Well, surprise, surprise, I am knitting along!! I am just doing the very simplest thing, just to get my hands into the knitting: knitting, knitting, only knitting = garter stitch, and it might become a scarf, if I don't run out of yarn. I must have bought this yarn thinking I would try a doll sweater.
Anyway, it's the only kind of knitting I can do with the amount of brain power I have lately, and I can even do it while watching a movie with my husband, so I don't feel so lazy. :-)

elizabeth said...

Nancy, Yes, Fr. M. teachings are very memorable (and now on sound cloud!). Yes, Matins is very much where the story of the feast/liturgy/saint take place! That's a lovely memory; I can well picture it...

G-J: Yay! good job for kitting! Sometimes we just don't have a lot of extra brain power... I can see that. Praying for you! :)

9peasMom said...

I love the stripes, it looks very cheery and warm! I'm going to borrow 'we must triage' and add it to my own vocabulary!

karen said...

beautiful and nearly finished, that must feel nice. Love the thought of triage :) I tend to do the same.

Apseed I said...

Wow! Your blanket looks gorgeous! I love knitted blankets but they require so much time and patience!