Sunday, July 26, 2009
Knitted of Love
Many of you know that P & A & I just got back from a mission trip with the Appalachian Service Project down in Lee County, Virginia. Our week was full of hard work, laughter, and learning to trust and have faith....putting our faith forward was the theme down at ASP this summer. It's a good lesson to remember.
Of course I packed some knitting projects for the week - three to be exact. All of them were my WIPs for the WIP Knit-Down. On Saturday evening, I packed them all into a hard case and included them with the luggage we packed into the car on Saturday evening. Sunday morning as we were leaving the house, I realized that I didn't have anything handy to knit during the 6 hour drive down - so I quickly reached into my cotton drawer and grabbed the two nearest skeins, threw them in a bag and ran out the door. I volunteered to drive, so didn't get any knitting time and kind of forgot about the cotton for a couple of days.
Day #1 & 2 at our family's home involved painting and texturizing the ceiling. On day #3, we were ready to paint their walls. The kitchen was painted a pale yellow. Also, our family had been given counter tops that were a cheerful lavender color...it was when I saw the counters that I remembered the two skeins of cotton in my bag.
Turns out that I had grabbed the perfect colors for our family's new kitchen. These are the exact colors I would have chosen if I had KNOWN their kitchen was to have yellow walls with lavender counters. Kim, Sara, Kathleen, & I took turns knitting a dish cloth for Katie, the lady of the house. It was a cloth knitted of love for their house built of love. Coincidence? Maybe......but then again, maybe not.
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