Wednesday, May 03, 2006

It is finished in beauty ...

Suddenly, tragically, with no explanation, my friend's month-old baby died last Friday. The funeral was yesterday, and I cannot even begin to imagine the horror and pain my friends are going through right now with their family. So life is puzzling right now to me, but here is the prayer that I am meditating on as I knit my friend a stole to protect and hug her ...

The world before me is restored in beauty.
The world behind me is restored in beauty.
The world below me is restored in beauty.
The world above me is restored in beauty.
All things around me are restored in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.

Sometimes we knit for entertainment, sometimes we knit for challenge, sometimes we knit for joy, and sometimes we knit our grief. But I hope as I knit through this wrap that the pain and sorrow is restored in beauty.

The wrap is Nora's Stole and I'm knitting with Jo Sharp Soho Summer in Currant... on my new addi turbo needles. My first ones. I love, love, love them.

I finished one sock (replacing the frogged SLS) and have cast on for the 2nd (thus avoiding SSS). This is a simple, simple sock from Sensational Knitted Socks -- 2x2 ribbing -- very comfy ...

We also tore out our kitchen this weekend, so extreme measures have been taken to keep the plaster dust from contaminating the yarn supply. Here is our current state of affairs ...

But in a few months, it will all be worth it, right?


Liz K. said...

We talked. I still have no words, just prayers.

Enjoy your Addis, and remember, the kitchen is nothing more than an inconvenience, a big one, but nothing more. And so worth it.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to your friend. Sometimes there are no explanations. What a nice thing for you to be doing as you knit your care for her in the shawl. You are a good friend.

Mo said...

The wrap WILL be beautiful and it WILL make a difference.

Dorothy said...

I'll be saying a prayer for your friends today.
God Bless. Anything made with love helps.

No kitchen, Yiee. My sympathies to you!!