Lent 1 – Saturday, 10 days in…

Knitting Idea:

Now that we have created three center circles, it’s time to move on.  Today finishes the cable section.

Pattern abbreviations:  C4F (Slip 2 stitches onto cable needle, hold them in front of work, K2 and then K2 stitches from the cable needle- video instructions here) RC2/2 (Slip 2 purl stitches onto the cable needle and hold in back of work, K2, P2 stitches from the cable needle) LC2/2 (Slip next two knit stitches onto the cable needle, P2 then knit the stitches from the cable needle) C4B (Slip 2 stitches to the cable needle, hold them in back of work, K2, then K2 stitches from the cable needle

Pattern suggestion:  

Row 1:  K1,P1,K1,P1,  P4,  C4F,  P4,  C4F,  P2, LC2/2,  RC2/2,  P2, C4B,  P4,  C4B, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 2, 3 and 4 are all the same:  K1,P1,K1,P1,  (P4,K4) a total of five times   P1, K1, P1, K1


We are one quarter of the way on our Lenten journey.  Think of it as freshman year of high school.  Everything is new, we’re trying to figure out a routine, maybe pieces of this have been challenging but we made it through.  We may have had to start over a few times but we persevered.  You’re still reading!

The next 10 days will be the hardest, just like sophomore year.  The newness has worn off and now we have to keep at it and encourage each other.

Here are some suggestions for keeping at your spiritual discipline.  First congratulate yourself for what you have accomplished.  Ask yourself, what was this like for me?  What worked?  What didn’t work?  What do I want to change?  What is getting in the way of my discipline?  Remember why you wanted to do this in the first place.

Forging on will help us to know more God more deeply, the one who knows us, who knit us together.

From Psalm 139

For it was you who formed my inward parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well. 
15   My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 
16 Your eyes beheld my unformed substance.
In your book were written
all the days that were formed for me,
when none of them as yet existed. 
17 How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them! 
18 I try to count them—they are more than the sand;
I come to the end*—I am still with you.





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