Monday, July 21, 2008

I love packages!

I love when the postman comes bearing feels like Christmas, even if I order them...something about waiting for the package, opening it up.... So the last of my b-day money was spent on a knitpicks order!

1. Yarn for Gertrude the Giraffe!  (I thought she needed a purple dress instead of green)

2. Some lovely brown yarn to make a pair of fingerless gloves for my pops!  He requested (yes requested) his first handknit!  Mom reports that he is really excited!  

3.  A couple new books that I've been drooling over (40% off books made this order happen!!!)  I've flipped through both books and can't wait!  New sock patterns and an adorable baby sweater!!!

4.  Some wool wash I've been wanting to try!

Thank you all for sharing your favorite verses last week!  What an encouragement they are to me!!  Now the verses that got me through in 2000!  (one of which was already mentioned) :)

My Story:

Psalms 91:

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

I think the part about angels making sure I wouldn't stub my toe meant the most to me.  If my toe is going to be okay surely my brain will be too!

Ephesians 6:1-3:

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

I know this seems like an odd verse to have as a favorite.  My parents quoted it to me all the time growing up....I didn't like it then....not easy to follow as a kid....but at one time the Lord prompted me to read verse 3.  This is a commandment to children with a promise!!!  I clung to the would be well with me! and I would live long on the earth!!!

God is so good and faithful!


selects wool & flax said...

Amen. ^ Glory! ^

Wool Winder said...

My dad made me memorize Eph. 6:1 also. :)

Lovs2Knit said...

I love packages in the mail too. :)
Eucalan is a really nice woolwash. I use both Eucalan and Soak.

Awesome Mom said...

You will love Eucalan. I am a huge fan of the lavender scented wash, but then I am a sucker for anything lavender scented.

ikkinlala said...

I love the yarn you ordered. I wish my dad would request something - everyone else seems to have done so, but I don't know what to make for him.

ashpags said...

Yay for new yarn and books! And great verses. =)

Alison Boon said...

Praise be to God. It is good to remember all the blessings God gives us. Especially when packages arrive in the post. Enjoy your yarn.

Anonymous said...

Oh boy i get to see my Christmas present early. Looks good

Anonymous said...

Oh I love that Psalm!!! :)

Angela said...

I can totally relate to the packages coming and being such a wonderful surprise / lift. I get so excited over my yarn packages that my kids just roll their eyes when a box comes . They look at me and say 'Yarn....again. Mom, you have enough!'. There is usually an eye-roll in there by at least one of them. LOL

Abigail said...


Nice haul from Knit Picks. I lurve thier yarn.

Aunt Kathy said...

Psalm 91, yep that's a keeper.

I have knit picks yarn in my stash too, I just need to get around to knitting something, lol

I got a package yesterday too, some yarn I won in a contest. I was so excited to see it in the mailbox when I got home from therapy.

KJo said...

My older brother wants some fingerless gloves out of a brown like that. I hope the knitting goes well.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful yarn! I have actually been thinking about getting some wool wash I am not sure which one yet though.

MLE said...

Beautiful yarn. Great verses.

Charles said...

Your going to love Cat B's Book. It is now my favorite sock book, because I love her architectures.