Sunday, April 2, 2017

Yop 40 Update and a word (or three) about Hope



This will be a short update as I am not feeling so great today.

I did finish the fourth quadrant of my blanket, so I have to block and sew it together and then figure out how to knit the border on directly.



I got caught up in some stash busting and made these two cutie pies for a friend of mine who had given me the pattern.




And I needed to finish this which I have been wearing pretty much non stop (although my husband asked me not to wear it when next we cross the border - duh):




Last night I wound the hemp I bought at Fibres West so I can start another zodiac potholder (or two).



I have begun a second square of the Iona blanket, but the teddies kinda got in the way. Once I finish this one the next will be in a different colourway (which means I have more yarn to wind).



Currently I only have two wips, so of course I must cast-on those pot-holders tout de suite!

Also the weather is finally sunny so I think today I will be washing some fleece - stay tuned.

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On a personal note, I walked by a gentlemen both coming and going to the library and he was engrossed in a serious conversation about someone named Josh.

As I walked by him the second time he was saying "Hope is Hope". Then he said it again and followed it with "Hebrews 20:11 - look it up."

I took that as a sign and went home to look up the reference. There is no Chapter 20 in Hebrews, so I looked up 11:20.

"By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come."

It was about Faith. The gist being the Faith is Hope. At least that is what I am taking from it.

I think it was a message God wanted me to hear.

Faith is Hope.

I had forgotten that.

Silly me.

15 comments:

  1. You look cute with your hat on and the bears are fun. I'm sorry you're not feeling well. Get well soon.

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    1. The bears are happy in their new home. Their recipient was very very happy and thankful.

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  2. Cute teddies. I can see how they distracted you from the larger longer projects. Sometimes a bit of immediate gratification is needed.
    I hope you are soon feeling better, and the combination of sunshine and hope lifts you up.

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  3. The blanket looks beautiful! I don't envy you the sewing or picking up all those border stitches! The Yarn Harlot has some advice about picking up stitches for borders in her blog here:

    http://www.yarnharlot.ca/2017/03/i-would-like-a-typo-better/

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    1. Yes I have bookmarked the yarn harlot's post. Once it is blocked and sewn together I will re-read it for her tips.

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  4. Great picture of you! I adore that blanket and can't wait to see it all finished...so beautiful! Cute teddies and your colors are so pretty in your blanket square.
    I feel that way about faith being hope and vice versa too. They go together and I am a great believer that God talks to us all the time if we only have the ears and soul to listen. I must admit it is easier living alone to focus on my faith and not be 'tested' too much as when I was raising a family and working in the corporate world....I'm lucky I survived! LOL! I am so happy now but part of it is because I don't participate in many of the things that might give me pleasure if it wasn't for the people who whine, complain and gossip and many who are very religious! I find my friends and those I can relate to online now and I have met some wonderful, thoughtful and open minded people! Thank you for sharing that experience and I hope you have many more!

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    1. Yes, it is good to find like-minded friends and I have met some good ones (like you) via the blogosphere.

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  5. I hope that you are soon feeling well again. I love those little teddies you made, they are so cute :-)

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    1. they are so sweet. It was an easy knit, but very satisfying.

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  6. I wonder if he was referencing Hebrews 11:1? "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." I have this verse above my computer table. It's been there so long I almost don't notice anymore, but every once in a while I look up and am reminded that yes... faith and hope are intertwined. I'm glad you were touched by the man's words - God uses the most unexpected things sometimes to get our attention. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

    I love that blanket - and can't wait to see it joined. It's going to be a beauty. And heirloom. And your new Iona square is intriguing to me. Knitting in the round (or a circle - or square, as the case may be) is still a mystery to me. I love seeing the picture of the square in progress. It helps me to grasp (a bit) how a square can be knit going around it.

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    1. I think your reference is correct. I love it. Now I have two new mantras!
      Today I spent washing fleece, I think I will get to the blocking (hopefully) of the baby blanket soon. The sewing together is a bit daunting for sure.

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    1. Thank you. Some of are great bloggers (like you) and some of us knit....a lot! (like me)

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