Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Isaiah 40:11

He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; He gently leads those that have young.

This verse is one that I repeat over and over when I am having a particularly bad day. It reminds me that the Lord knows and understands the hard work of children.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Quote for the Day

Knitting is a distinct virtue. It's reflective and repetitive. Whenever you are engaged in doing a purely repetitive thing, your mind can reflect upon life.

~Geoffrey Fisher

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas

Ideas fill my head of what to knit, and what to do. My kids are finally reaching ages that they take up less time ... meaning I am not so exhausted that I can spare a few thoughts on how I want to fill in my life with more meaning. I want to be a good wife & mom, but I want time to spend on me as a woman. I don't want my kids to grown and have homes of their own, and I am left not knowing what to do or how to be. Knitting has been a refuge in many ways, calming my anxiety, letting my thoughts slow down and rest, giving me a creative and productive outlet. I love exploring something new to learn or try. This is exciting and meaningful. (& of course, having some extra money to support my habit certainly won't hurt. How do I do that?)

FO: Last night I finished a pair of the Fair Isle Anatasia Socks in Plymouth Sockotta Sock Yarn Fair Isle Effect. Unfortunately my camera is MIA so I won't have pictures until I can find where my son hid it.

Now what do I work on next?