Rest Here Like a Child (pt. 5)

Congratulations! You did it! You’ve made it to the end of our Basket Weave Baby Blanket. Here are your instructions on finishing (make sure you check out part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4 before you read this post).

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  1. Cast off all 120 stitches. If you need a refresher, check out this post. Make sure you don’t pull the stitches too tight, you don’t want to make it be scrunched at the end.
  2. Don’t forget to block! Make sure you let the blanket soak long enough and stretch it out on your board to the perfect length. Because it’s bigger than a lot of our past projects, you need to be absolutely sure that it’s done just right.

Here’s a reminder on your ribbing, and another video about washing and blocking.


“They brought him to the place of Golgotha (which is translated Place of the Skull). They gave him wine drugged with myrrh, but he did not take it. Then they crucified him and divided his garments by casting lots for them to see what each should take. It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him. The inscription of the charge against him read, “The King of the Jews.” With him they crucified two revolutionaries, one on his right and one on his left. Those passing by reviled him, shaking their heads and saying, “Aha! You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself by coming down from the cross.” Likewise the chief priests, with the scribes, moked him among themselves and said, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. Let the Messiah, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may see and believe.” Those who were crucified with him also kept abusing him.

At noon darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabacthani?” which is translated, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Some of the bystanders who heard it said, “Look, he is calling Elijah.” One of them ran, soaked a sponge with wine, put it on a reed, and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see if Elijah comes to take him down.” Jesus gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see if Elijah comes to take him down.” Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last. The veil of the sanctuary was torn in two from top to bottom. When the centurion who stood facing him saw how he breathed his last he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”-Mark 15: 22-39

The crucifixion of Christ was heartbreaking. He gave all for us. Just look into the eyes of Christ on the tree, see the undying, unrelenting love He has for you! He suffered, died, and rose again for the sake of your soul, and He would do it all over again, just for you.

Sit in the quiet of the foot of the Cross. Gaze into His heart. Jesus, we trust in you, we thank you for your sacrifice, and we are grateful for the opportunity to unite our sufferings with yours on the Cross as an offering of love.


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Before All Things (pt. 2)

Welcome back! On this post, we’re going to learn how to finish the super simple headwarmer that we started on the last post. If you haven’t done the first part, head over here!

Something I love to do to add to my headwarmers is to stitch a little cross into them. It’s not difficult, but it adds a sweet little touch that is perfect for your Christian friends! Even better, it’s reversible, so if they don’t want the cross out sometimes, they can just flip it, and it’s a plain headwarmer!

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Here’s the instructions for the cross pattern:

  1. Knit up to the point you want the cross to be. Just like the infinity scarf, you’ll be sewing the two ends together, so that should be on the middle of the back of the head. If you want the cross to be in the middle of the head, knit to about half an inch from halfway around the head (without stretching it), and begin the cross pattern. If you want it to one side, use the same measurements.
    • Note that this is for a headwarmer with 12 stitches per row – you may have to mess around with yours to see what looks best for your headwarmer, or simply knit down to the middle 12 stitches, leaving a larger area above and below the cross.
  2. When you are ready to begin the cross, knit 4 stitches, purl 2 stitches, and knit the remaining 6 stitches.
  3. The next row are flipped, so knit them all.
  4. On the next row, knit two, purl 8, and knit 2.
  5. Again, the next row is flipped, so knit them all.
  6. On the next row, knit 4, purl 2, knit 6.
  7. One more time, knit all stitches, as they are flipped.
  8. That’s it! Continue knitting the rest of your headwarmer.

Finishing your headwarmer:

  1. In order to make sure there’s stretch to your completed work, so it doesn’t slide off easily, make sure you knit about an inch less than the person’s head measurements.
  2. Cast off and sew the ends together using a yarn needle.
  3. Don’t forget to block, especially if you made a cross!

Here are some super cool videos, one about speed knitting/purling, and one about switching from knitting to purling.


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I have been reflecting so much on the story of Christ asking Peter if he loves Him in John’s Gospel. Honestly, I relate to Peter so so so much. Yes, Christ, I love you! You know I love you!! But do I really mean it? Actions speak so much louder than words.

“When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He then said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was distressed than he had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.” …And when He had said this, He said to him, “Follow me.” –John 21:15-19

The Lord of the Universe desires that I, a little, tiny, sinful, incapable child, serve Him and His kingdom. Christ wants me to love for Him. He so badly desires to feed his lambs, and to tend his sheep through me. That is amazing and beautiful and terrifying, and good. Because all that matters is that I love him. If I love Him, I am capable of allowing His love to flow through me, to feed His lambs, and tend His sheep. In fact, it isn’t me at all. It’s Jesus.

“He must increase. I must decrease.” –John 3:30


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