Ok, so I’m going to keep my day job as a priest and not become a knitting photographer! I love this yarn and it is ver special to me but the variegated color tends to obscure the pattern.
Row 5 (first four rows were posted on Saturday): Seed stitch first four stitches, *K1,P1 repeat from * to the last four stitches. Last four stitches are seed stitch.
Row 6: Same as Row 5
Row 7: Seed stitch first four stitches, K2 *P1, K3 repeat from * until last 6 stitches, P1, K1 then last four stitches are seed stitch.
Row 8: Seed stitch first four stitches, P1, *K1,P3 repeat from * until last 7 stitches, K1, P2, then last four stitches are seed stitch.
Discernment. 1 : the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure : skill in discerning. 2 : an act of perceiving or discerning something.
So, now that we have been praying and knitting for 19 days, what’s coming up? Sometimes, I have specific decisions I need to make and when I pray, I ask God to guide me in these decisions. The way it works for me is that I tend to go back and forth in my mind about something and then one thing keeps coming up over and over and I gravitate toward that. The next step is for me to check out my discernment with a trusted person or group. I find that I need to make sure my discernment is of God and not of myself. A spiritual director or spiritual friends can be helpful.
For me, my current discernment – something that keeps coming up in my prayer time is that I’m involved in too many things. I need to cut down. My grandchildren are increasing (8 about to be 9) and I feel the call to continue writing my second book but I just don’t have the time between my two jobs and my family. Something has to go!
I will admit I have a hard time saying no, especially to doing things I care deeply about but when I start to feel overwhelmed and ineffective, I have to stop and take a look. I have to remember there are others who can take up what we let go of and will happily shoulder the load.
Is there a subject that keeps coming up in your prayer time? Is there something in your life that is raising it’s hand asking for attention? Is there a question that needs guidance from God? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe it’s just peace. If so, that’s great. If not, pay attention and don’t hesitate to ask for help from a trusted spiritual advisor.