I finished the age of brass + steam shawl (photos soon!) and have been working on the Lori Shawl. It’s my first time working with linen and I enjoy it but I do miss the softness of the madelinetosh. My friend and knitting guru Jennifer, a friend from middle and high school days who taught me how to knit back in October, is knitting this along with me. So fun! My first tiny little knit-along. She said the drape of this linen yarn will be beautiful and so far, it is! I cannot wait to see the finished product and to wear it! It is lovely and peaceful to knit, just garter stitch for miles and miles.
I’m still reading and savoring Ruthless Trust, and boy is it ever timely and needed. It feels like the Lord Himself put it in my hands for such a time as this. We have had some serious discouragement hit this week, and trust in the Lord is never more needed, it seems. I hate the hard times so much but I cannot tell you how near it is causing me to draw to the Lord and how near He has been, how alive His Word has been, and how much it is causing Brandon and I to cling to one another. All of these, good things. I guess these are a measure of the sweet gifts, the soft hints and whispers of glory in the midst of a rolling storm.
“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”2 Cor. 4: 16-18