Monday, February 27, 2012

Weekends are for knitting...

Well, at least this past weekend was for knitting!  Some weekends are for crochet.  But I found this pattern for a five-hour baby sweater and I gotta tell you, I love it!  I started it at around 10 AM and finished it about 5 PM.  That's a little longer than 5 hours, but I made lunch for the Big Dog, Big Mac, T-bone, and two friends that came home from archery lessons with the boys.  I also made supper for that bigger crew.  So, it may have only taken me about 5 hours to make this sweet sweater. 

Then, with the bit of yarn left over, I made a hat from the 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders book. I made the Baby Squash hat.  All together, they make a sweet little set for a new baby.  The hat might be more toward the newborn size and the sweater for a slightly older baby.  What do you think?

This sweater pattern is one of those patterns that you just have to trust.  It is a completely typed pattern with no fancy pictures or fonts, but it will be my "go to" baby sweater.  As I was working the beginning of the sweater which turned out to be the yoke, I thought, "This can't be right.  This makes no sense!"  You were increasing and decreasing at seemingly random times.  But as I was working on the sleeves, I looked back and saw that a beautiful neck band and yoke had developed just by following the directions.  So trust the pattern.
You know, I said that recently to a friend of mine who was turning the heel of her first sock.  I told her to trust the pattern.  When I knitted my first sock, I did not understand what the pattern was telling me to do, but I did it anyway.  And, eventually, I looked back and saw a heel.  That's the way this baby-sweater works.  Just follow the directions and you'll see a sweater develop before your eyes.  

Do you see the life lesson here?  I sure do.  Trust the pattern for your life.  Now, I hate to break it to you, but the pattern is not random.  There is a Master Designer with a plan for you and you have to trust Him and His pattern for you.  And if you do, you will look back and see a life knitted with God's threads.    There are times when we all say, this CAN'T be right!  But trust the pattern, or better yet, trust the Designer, and you will, one day, see how it all worked together.  

Romans 8:28 says:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

There is a master plan for your life.  There is a pattern being followed.  You just have to trust that God wrote your pattern and it's going to all turn out just the way He intended.   That's not always easy to do.  Believe me, I know this is true.  But it's about growing in faith and believing in the Designer. We can do that right!

Just trust the pattern.

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