Monday, February 1, 2021

Trying a new thing

I tried a new thing this week, sock knitting! I have a friend who knits all. the. things. and does the most beautiful job of it. I am so blessed to own a pair of her beautiful hand-knitted socks!


For a while now, I've had the idea to try knitting socks. So, now is a good a time as any, especially since I had the yarn, but only needed to get some sock-needles.

I also finished a big beautiful crochet shawl this week, the same color as my first sock - actually, the shawl was finished before I started the sock - the yarn was made for sock knitting anyway, the right mix of wool and nylon, with a teeny bit of acrylic, so it's a great place for a beginner to start, well I hope it is! Haha.


I love green. I always have. From when I was a teenager, lime green was on everything, I painted things lime green. I have grown very fond of many other colors since then, though. When the yarn runs out on this first sock, as it will very soon, I plan on getting another ball of yarn in a very bright yellow. One sock will be half green, half yellow. The other sock will be all yellow. They'll be extra fun socks. I can't wait to show them off.


This year has been a hard one for so many people. A couple of wonderful humans I know of have gone to be with the Lord. This is great news - the best place to be, right? But, there is just a gap here that means they will be, and are, so greatly missed.


Change the subject, before my eyes begin to leak! I am still steadily doing The Bible Recap. I missed a couple of days over the weekend, but I'm catching up.


Have you ever read any part of the bible with a journal beside you to write notes and thoughts as you read? This has been an absolute game-changer for my bible reading. The words are sticking better, I'm noticing the little things that can easily get missed. For example, the baby (yet to be named Moses) was placed in the reeds - he didn't simply drift down the river randomly. He was placed in a certain place, where the Pharaoh's daughter would find him.


And, the moment she found him and realized he was a Hebrew child (the Egyptians were all told to throw all Hebrew boys into the Nile river), his big sister was there - before the Pharaoh's daughter had a moment to consider drowning the baby, his sister suggested to the woman that she go find a nursing Hebrew lady to feed him and take care of him. She was fast!

Then, an even bigger blessing happened. Pharaoh's daughter paid the lady - who who Moses' actual mother - wages for keeping the child!

God has a plan.

My favorite verse in this part was Exodus 2:25 God saw the Israelites; and God knew. CSB

It was time.


God bless you! Talk to you next week!

Holly

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