Monday, January 28, 2008

brunette ambition

Yet Another Work-In-Progress:

I have plans. Yes. I have ambition. I am going to be a better person, yea even a better knitter. I'm going to finish something. I know that statement is directly contradicted by the presence of Yet Another WIP, but I'm hereby resolving to go finish that Brea Bag for my sister-in-law and then Eric's convertible mitts before I knit anything else. AND, I'm going to go fold the mountain of clean laundry on my couch and put it away before I knit! (This is intended to be a mitten for moi, knit from my handspun--Shetland wool dyed by Spunky Eclectic. Crazy colors, huh? You should have seen the wool before it was spun.)

But first, some Personal and Religious Musings:

I'm a Mormon. I know this comes as no surprise to my sisters (hi sisties!) and my local pals who stop by the blog, but I thought I'd just lay it all out there today. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the man that I revere as a prophet of God, Gordon B. Hinckley, died last night. I have such gratitude and love in my heart for him. All sorrow that I feel is totally selfish. I know that he's rejoicing with Christ and his loved ones. I'm also engulfed by feelings that I'm not able to articulate very well--conclusion being that I need to expect more of myself. I need to do more to reflect God's love and light--as President Hinckley did.

7 comments:

Fuji Mama said...

Sweet words.

Dani said...

Oh, my gosh, I have been reading your blog for a while and I just realized that I do in fact know you. It took the recognition of your mittens to realize. I agree with your sentiments.

peaknits said...

I think we could all use a little of God's light, so easy to get swept up in this crazy world. I am sorry for you religious community's loss - take care!

Tina Leigh said...

Val, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

Nell said...

Those mittens are adorable.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Jean said...

Oh, Valerie, I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs!

caracolina said...

Hi Val, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you'll be able to work through it by focusing on the appreciation of the good things President Hinckley helped you discover.