Crew’s Baby Socks {Part 2}

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Ooh the madness…I used the wrong technique doing short rows. {I used wrap & turns, rather than yarn overs} and now I have to pull out 3 hours worth of work! BLAST! I clearly did not heed the triple threat: these microscopic needles this single ply thread and the fact that i’ve only conquered Goliath {short rows, that is} once before. Arg…

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Crew’s Heirloom Blanket {Part 3}

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My beloved unborn baby…I stitched this blanket special just for you. I intentionally selected five obscure colors to represent it’s palette, and chose a hearty fiber to endure plenty of weathering. Not a single fiber has been placed without my approval: every single strand has passed through the inspection of my fingers and every stitch has been perfectly looped to create something of favor and artistry in my sight. What delight I experienced in it’s making. And there is nothing quite like knowing that simultaneously as my hands gripped the needles and worked away…your Creator was stitching you together in my womb with even more purpose, intimacy and delight. He selected from a one-of-a-kind radiant palette to paint your eyes, hair and skin. He is knitting every fiber of your body exactly how it is supposed to look according to His pleasure and after His image. Not a single speck has become a part of you without His knowledge and approval. Please know dear one, that you have been built with purpose and beauty. Every fiber, every detail is hand selected by your loving Creator. And He is finding such pleasure and enchantment in every detail of your structure. I can’t wait to warm your tiny frame in the folds of this handmade treasure.

Dazzling Imperfection.

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You came to me as a lump of lifeless Shetland Wool Top and you left my spindle full of beauty and potential. Ooh and how flawed you are…I made you with many MANY blemishes. You broke 5 different times during plying for goodness sakes! But those flaws and breaks have actually become your most exquisite qualities…your most appealing distinctions to me. When I shop for yarn, I search and pay a high price for one as novel as you. Someday, I will whip you up into something special, but for now…I will simply admire you no my counter and remind myself that I am a lot like you. FAR from perfection. Flawed in many areas and most certainly broken. Yet I am ravishing. Absolutely downright dazzling to the One who created me that way.