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).


  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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New Kid on the Block

Congratulations! You’ve officially finished creating your first piece, a beautiful scarf! (part 1 and part 2). Before you give it to your loved one, don’t forget to block it! Blocking is a really important part of the knitting process. It sets your work exactly the way you want it. If there are little bumps in the edges, or the sides aren’t perfectly straight, blocking holds them where you want them, and keeps them there for good. Continue reading “New Kid on the Block”