Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Adding to the Stack

Mama Bear posted an entry on her blog about an afghan project by our mutual friend Jen. The afghan is being made for a family who recently lost their little son, two-year-old Aaron, due to injuries sustained in a New Year's Eve car accident.

For my squares I used several different stitch patterns from Vogue's Stitchionary, including; #83 - pair of eyelets, #58 - dimples (in the blue to the right) and # 172 - alternating diagonals (below, dark green).

I also did a few generic garter or seed stitch squares as well as a braided square. I put the pattern for the braided square on my pattern page. My favorite square though is a pretty simple eyelet pattern.

My thoughts and prayers go out to little Aaron's family. I am often reminded of Job when he had lost all of his money and his children were killed. The first thing he did was tear his clothes and fall to the ground in worship saying, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised."

Job was never happy about what was happening, but he worshipped God anyway. Sometimes that choice to worship anyway is very painful.


knitalittle said...

I had a feeling you would be knitting up some squares. I'm still working on mine. I am hugging my kids to day. Hey if you can fit it in and haven't been tagged yet. TAG YOUR IT. If you want to know more stop by my blog.

Mama Bear said...

The squares look really nice. I really like the blue one in the top single photo. If most of the squares promised come in, I think we only need about 20 more squares!

I see knitalittle beat me to the tag! I haven't even answered my tag yet... guess I'm not very good at tag.

busyHSmom said...

Your squares are lovely. Is there anything harder to bear than loosing a child? I hope I never have to find out! What yarn are you using? It looks very nice.

Jen said...

I can't wait to get everyone's squares so I can put them together! It's hard to knit them though. Aaron was a cute precious little boy.