Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Prayer for Today The Fourth Sunday of Easter (26-April-2015)

Almighty God,
whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:
raise us, who trust in him,
from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,
that we may seek those things which are above,
where he reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Prayer for Today The Third Sunday of Easter (19-April-2015)

Almighty Father,
who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples
with the sight of the risen Lord:
give us such knowledge of his presence with us,
that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life
and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever

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Thursday, April 16, 2015


It's been a wee bit since we've travelled in our new neck of the woods. Our travels this time took us to Nottingham, England. The Hubs had been selected to present a paper at the Society for the Study of Theology's annual conference, so Damaris and I tagged along for a wee family holiday. His paper was titled "Perichoresis, postmodernism, and pietism: the peril and promise of Stanley J. Grenz’s Trinitarian revisioning of evangelical ecclesiology". I'm sure if you're interested in this, he'd be happy to discuss it with you. ;-)

The Hubs spent most of his time at the conference, but he did sneak away for a visit to Nottingham Castle. Meanwhile, Damaris and I found a local yarn shop (we needed souvenir yarn of course!) and had pedicures. We enjoyed our leisurely walks through city centre, played loads of games, and drank lots and lots of coffee.

Who would have imagined a year ago that I'd be able to go on a trip like this and actually walk around the city? I'm so thankful and grateful for how my health has improved in the almost 2 years that we've been living in Scotland. I'm even venturing out on my own for a trip to London in May (I'm vending with my JavaPurl Designs patterns at a yarn festival with my dear friend Sam who lives in London). Pics of that coming after the trip.

So now, on to the photos of Nottingham:

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Prayer for Today The Second Sunday of Easter (12-April-2015)

Almighty Father,
you have given your only Son to die for our sins
and to rise again for our justification:
grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness
that we may always serve you
in pureness of living and truth;
through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

A Prayer for Today Easter Sunday (5-April-2015)

Lord of all life and power,
who through the mighty resurrection of your Son
overcame the old order of sin and death
to make all things new in him:
grant that we, being dead to sin
and alive to you in Jesus Christ,
may reign with him in glory;
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit
be praise and honour, glory and might,
now and in all eternity.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

March Check-In

March is done and it was a HUGE month for my knitting design business. I shared a booth with my friend Sam of KnitRunDig project bags to sell my knitting patterns at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival on the 14th and 15th of March. The crowd was amazing, met lots of online knitting friends in person, met new knitting friends, bought a few fun things, and sold quite a few of my knitting patterns. And I'll be vending again! I'm very excited to be vending at I Knit Fandango - Friday 15-May-2015 + Saturday 16-May-2015 at Royal Horticultural Halls, Lindley Hall, Westminster, London. If you're in the area or are travelling there, make sure and stop by the JavaPurl Designs / KnitRundig booth.

At the beginning of the year, I wrote a blog post, The Post In Which I Look Ahead At 2015. I want to just check in on a couple aspects of this each month (and then I'll check in on everything at the end of the year). So here we go:

~Read at least one non-fiction book each month of 2015.
1 ~ The Accidental Anglican: The Surprising Appeal of the Liturgical Church by Todd Hunter ~ completed 21-1-15
2 ~ The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning ~ completed 7-2-15
3 ~ Soulful Spirituality: Becoming Fully Alive and Deeply Human by David G. Benner ~ completed 31-3-15
4 ~ Cross-Shattered Christ: Meditations on the Seven Last Words by Stanley Hauerwas ~ currently reading

~I plan to continue sharing about the creative part of my life which includes knitting, spinning, and designing patterns on a month to month basis here on my blog. Hopefully that will include releasing 12 new patterns, knitting 3 sweaters for myself, knitting 1 preemie hat per week, knit 7 stockings for family, finish at least 100 projects, and who knows what else!

Projects Finished this Month:
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #9, #10, #11, #12, + #13
~My new design - Super super super super super super secret project Doctor Who Companions Sock Club - Third Edition - 1st sock pattern which goes on sale 18-April-2015 at
~ + a project a year in the making, BFF Cowl - This pattern is reminiscent of the BFF necklaces that were popular when I was younger. Damaris knit the 2 pieces in a lavender colourway. She finished over a year ago. And I finally knit my 2 pieces in a pink colourway this month. Then we each got two pieces that were looped together to make a mix matched cowl.

So the total thus far:
Christmas Stocking - 1
Cowl - 1
Preemie Hats - 13
Socks - 3 single socks and 4 pairs of socks
Sweater - 1
Misc - 1
Total - 24 projects complete

Design-wise -
~Another pattern that I designed for a club came out of exclusivity: Soufflé Girl Socks (Doctor Who Inspired). You can purchase it by clicking on the link.
~My Can Missy Say Something Nice? (Doctor Who Socks) released as part of the Doctor Who Villains Kit - Part 1. You can buy the pattern separately by clicking on the link.
~So that puts me at 6 new patterns released thus far this year.

On the Needles -
~A new design project - Super super super super super super secret project Doctor Who Companions Sock Club - Third Edition - 2nd sock pattern
~Sweater 1 of 3 for me - Mamma Vertebrae
~A pair of socks for me - Bubble-y Socks
~Christmas Stocking 1 of 6 for my Sister Carrie
~ + a shawl for me, Oh, Oh, We're Halfway There, Oh, Oh, Livin' On A Prayer

As always, find all my completed projects plus what's currently on my needles on Ravelry:

And you can also find all my knitting pattern designs (those available for purchase and some freebies as well) on Ravelry:

Thanks for journeying with me this year. Talk to you next month.