Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Almost Done with Aunt Rachel's Crochet Shawl And God's Forgiveness
I made it with half double crochets. I don't like making hdc, but they are useful to me. A double crochet border would have sort of spread and ruffled a bit, but the hdc is neater. I did crochet two rounds of the border, and now it is nicely framed.
Still think it would have been a nicer afghan than a shawl. But, this is it. I'm almost done and hope to have it delivered by a daughter of hers this weekend.
Have you ever had to unravel (or commonly known as "frog") a crochet piece? Hours and days of work just disappear, just like in the Tom and Jerry cartoons. It ceases to be a crocheted piece, like a hat, or a sweater, and suddenly is nothing. Well, not "nothing" just ceases to be what it was. It's string again. Or yarn, take your pick.
God's forgiveness is like that. Each sin, like an imperfect stitch, is unraveled by the hand of the Creator, and ceases to be a stitch. It's now useless string. Only in OUR case, it just ceases to be.
Oh, you pay the consequences of your sin, yes, but in God's eyes, they do not exist anymore, once He forgives you. I think about this often when I crochet. I am going to make a video of unraveling, just so you can have some fun seeing something disappear! :D :D :D
Thanks for reading this!