July 6, Today’s thought – Tangles of Life

july 5 finished sans and sea 003Sand and Surf, a round afghan for a dear little boy, was finished last night.

Good Morning

2Chronicles 20:12-13
O our God, . . . for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us;
neither know we what to do:
but our eyes are upon thee.
And all Judah stood before the LORD,
with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

A Life was lost in Israel because a pair of human hands were laid unbidden upon the ark of God. They were placed upon it with the best intent to steady it when trembling and shaking as the oxen drew it along the rough way; but they touched God’s work presumptuously, and they fell paralyzed and lifeless.
Much of the life of faith consists in letting things alone.

If we wholly trust an interest to God, we must keep our hands off it; and He will guard it for us better than we can help Him.

“Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.” Psalm 37:7

Things may seem to be going all wrong, but He knows as well as we; and He will arise in the right moment if we are really trusting Him so fully as to let Him work in His own way and time. There is nothing so masterly as inactivity in some things, and there is nothing so hurtful as restless working, for God has undertaken to work His sovereign will. ~~A. B. Simpsom.

It is such a comfort to drop the tangles of life into God’s hands and leave them there.

Drop the tangles. . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

(Bold emphasis added)

Yarn Along – Taking Turns

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On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. They also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable

This past month I organized my WIPs, those presently I’m most interested in knitting, in a topless box right by my chair. I began to knit rotating from one project to another, making some progress, ripping some because stitch count was off and I couldn’t figure out where, enjoying the variety and actually finishing one (it’s a Christmas gift, don’t tell my girls they would be shocked).

The finished – Emily’s cowl – it’s not blocked so the edges are curling. I really like the way the Zauberball, blue/black shading and the Cascade Heritage silk, lime green, contrasted, yet worked together.

july 3   yarn along 002

I’ve spent the most knitting time on Moss Garden Shawl. I’ve started the second skein of yarn and am on the 6th repeat of eight. Looking closely today before taking a picture I found this second skein is generally lighter than the first. sigh. My quandary do I rip back and re-knit using two skeins to blend in the lighter one or just leave it? I already know the answer, I can’t leave it this way. I wanted a coffee look for a coffee loving friend and the colors will be perfect if blended.

july 3   yarn along 006

I think a round knitted afghan is one of the best baby gifts. I started this one in April and ‘little boy’ was a year old on June 28. My needles put up a hue and cry – that boy needs his afghan! What my needles don’t understand is that it has 104-109 for the past 5 days. I got busy on the afghan anyway and now have 7 of the 12 sections done. I take about one and a half to two hours per section, so it will be done this week, I hope.

july 3   yarn along 010Squint. . . Can’t you see the waves?

WendyKnits Summer Mystery Shawl 2013 is delightful to knit. Since I’m sharing my knitting time with others, this shawl is not as far along as I would like. Peeking at the ‘spoiler’ pictures, I’m going to love my finished shawl.

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Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klassen is the ‘paper’ book I’m reading. I saw this book on some one’s blog (sorry don’t remember whose), now it’s my turn to read it. I’m listening to Die Trying, a Jack Reacher story by Lee Child. Jack Reacher is all the storybook heros rolled into one.

Many knitters/readers can be found here.

Links are to my Ravelry notes.