Well there's something in particular that always brings me back to a week in 2004. I'm in high school and on a missions trip to Mexico with my church. We're building houses for families, who are in desperate need for more room. The house they live in now is smaller than my bedroom, and there are five of them. A mother, father, 2 children, and a new baby. Despite having so little, they are so happy. The type of happiness that doesn't change based on how things may be going on that particular day. A happiness that is deep and unchanging. It is JOY.
It was an incredible week, where I learned so much about who I am, the things that are important to me, and how I need to use my life to lift up those around me,as much as I can.
**segway from serious conversation** Want to know the thing that always reminds me of this special trip?
At the time we thought the joke was hilarious, and it was probably said 100 times on that trip. Silly, I know
So here it is:
What did 50 Cent say to his grandma when she gave him a sweater?
Gee, you knit?
This brings me to my point for this post - Knitting. Wow this post is all over the place. meaning of life, 50 Cent, and knitting. crazy, i know.
Are there any knitters out there? I first started knitting 6 years ago. I received a bunch of yarn and needles from my boyfriend's mom (future mother-in-law) and set out to knit a green scarf. I did 12 rows and stopped. Until about a month ago. Yes, my poor green scarf has sat in my closet for 6 years.
This was actually really easy to make! For the knitters out there, it was just knit 1, purl 1, round and round for 131 stitches on circular needles.
And the pattern was found on Ravelry here.
When you double it up it is perfectly cozy for fashion or function. Next up I will be making one for me :)
If you made it to the end of this post, wow! It was a long one!