Honey Cowl & Psalm 34

25 Apr

 

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together! I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints, for those who fear Him have no lack! The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. (Psalm 34:1-10)
 
 {Honey Cowl
US size 6 needles
My handspun yarn, “Green Gables” 472 yards}

When I was knitting this Honey Cowl, I was reading and praying through Psalm 34 (the first half posted above). I can’t help but think of it now every time I see or wear this project. Usually a specific memory, prayer, season of life is attached to each of my projects–for example, with baby blankets, it tends to be prayers for the new baby. For this project, it happens to be a psalm. There’s just something about working on a project with my hands that helps me remember things, the same way that writing helps me to remember too. More than just yarn goes into my handmade projects.

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