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Holly Smith

Groaning and sorry, friend.

From your friend, whose life has unravelled and He is mending me stitch by stitch. So glad He knows the pattern.

Kathleen Jaeger an instant we can unravel that which we have worked a long time to create...


GREAT food for thought... just what I needed to hear.


Been there done that. It is never fun or easy to do. I too get upset over the time spent to make it and then loose the whole thing when I rip it out. But just think, you now know the pattern so well that it will go quicker.


Very true...God is even faithful to us in the pain of unraveling...The Psalms are awesome.

Marla Taviano

Oh, girl. I'm so sorry. That stinks. Proud of you for finding lessons in it though. Wow. Love you!

p.s. E-mailing you here in a bit with a knitting question. :)


Ugh! I have been there one too many times! Somehow tho' the second time around I have found myself a bit more attentive, a bit more careful and a bit more humble, but a bit more satisfied with the finished product. : )
This does remind to live each day carefully!
I love the pattern by the way : )


I don't knit, but starting over we all get. Great post and beautiful scarf. Can't help to think how much more you will appreciate it now, having seen it unravel and having to start over. True for us in life as well:0) Stay warm!

Kristy Beckendorf

Wow - I don't knit - I crochet - never knew you would have to take out the entire thing for a few dropped stitches! Yikes.
Good lesson though - thanks for bringing out that point!
Oh, I would love to learn how to knit - an easy pattern(!!) - maybe you could do a post teaching us how :)


I just started knitting a scarf this week and started a post about the life lessons I've learned. Mine are in a different vein than yours though. As I had to start over I was reminded how when I first begin knitting something it looks a bit messy until I keep at it. Kind of how it feels as God has been changing me over the past several months. Messy in the beginning but then something beautiful is created.

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