Perseverance 

#483 My current knitting project has reminded me about #perseverance and #solidarity in the difficult times! I failed miserably with this pattern having to knit the same line seven times! Challenging tasks can be rewarding…hope that proves true here!

The knitting project

#252 #itisfinished I began knitting this jumper in January 2014 and no less than 27 months later I have completed it. It represents so much busyness as I have allowed it to sit untouched for months on end #toobusy to take time out to do something I love. It is also well travelled, having been carried around on holidays, into coffee shops and through a house move. So many conversations have taken place whilst knitting this jumper, with my mother, partner and friends. I’ve also prayed whilst knitting it, about calling, my journey with God and for others. It is a symbol of my life over the last two years, and it’s completion marks the end of a chapter.

What Are Your Gifts?

#71 #knitting is one of those things that I’ve always been able to do…well, my Grannie taught me when I was really wee and I loved it! I had knitted my first jumper by 7, and went on to give complicated aran patterns a go straight after! I’ve not really seen it as a gift or talent in the past, perhaps I’ve not even admitted to being able to do it… Worse still, I have been known to be envious of people who are musically gifted, artistic or good at sports. I’ve yearned to be good at something failing to recognise the many #gifts and talents that God has given me. We are all fearfully and wonderfully made, and awesome in our diversity and uniqueness! #psalm139 Think about your gifts, and what lovely things you can do with them…and go and do it! #useyourgifts (at Ripon College Cuddesdon)