"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Norwegian knit afghan

Two color stranded knitting is called Norwegian and I decided to give it a go for this afghan. This project isn't something I would recommend because I was not knitting in the round. I was flat knitting which means every second row I was purling and the back of the work was facing me. This is quite awkward while following a pattern since I couldn't see what I was doing but I saw it as entertainment and I did enjoy the knit. This afghan will be gifted to a little boy whose life has been touched with the awfulness of divorce. I was a young adult when divorce destroyed my family. It's negative ripples have never finished there destructive result. It rips my heart out that a broken family is a part of the legacy my daughter has inherited. Is there another way? Divine love is about forgiveness, it's undeserved, selfless, it's grace. Divine love is eternal commitment and it is Jesus. Christmas is a beautiful invitation to pray and reflect on Him. May you all be gifted with an abundance of love this holiday season.

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  1. That is one of the most gorgeous knitted pieces I have EVER seen! It is just a wonderful gift for that little boy! Divorce is awful on families-especially bitter divorces-and lots of 'children' are scarred for life. I am sorry it has touched you and your daughter. Marriage is NOT easy -you make lots of sacrifices to make it work but it benefits your children if you CAN work things out. Love to you- and a blessed Christmas season. xo Diana

  2. That is beautiful, Ronda. What a gift it will make!

    1. Thank you. I've sent you an email to the address I have on my phone and I hope you get it. If you don't let me know.

  3. Wow, that is an amazing heartfelt gift Rhonda! I do believe that in giving this gift to this child who has known the heartbreak of divorce that the Lord will bless this child in spite of the heartache they are going through. This is an amazing pattern that you have worked, and how unselfish of you to give it away. The Lord will bless you in return in such a way as only He can! Many hugs to you today dear friend!