This is an afghan I'm making for myself in long vertical panels, using Caron Simply Soft, color Autumn Red.
Very soft, and a pretty rich red color. The panel pictured here is the blackberry stitch, and I really think this iPhone picture cannot do it justice. Between the 2 pics, the red looks totally different. I need to start using my nifty little Olympus camera, but gotta get a card for it first.
Here's a picture of the book from where I'm getting my stitches, along with the 2 panels I'm working on so far:
THOUGHTS: This morning I read on www.biblegateway.com, Monday's reading, Isaiah 46:3-13. This link takes you to the NKJV, and it is very interesting to read it in various translations. I've carried you all your life, I carry you now, and I will carry you in your old age. I can't tell you how badly I needed that passage this morning, I've really been through a very rough time lately. And frankly it all boils down to my daily choices: what did I choose to say, how did I choose to react, do I choose to start and end my day with my Lord. I tend to say and do the wrong thing constantly, and it's very tiring, actually. No wonder I've felt beat up and beat down!
Bottom line is this: There were 2 trees in the Garden of Eden. One was made for immortality, one was made as a test of obedience. Mankind naturally chooses the wrong tree. And every morning, we're faced with choices. Which tree will you choose this morning?