Friday, January 18, 2008

"Oh the tangled webs we weave..", well, it's not supposed to look like a "tangled web". What you are looking at is called a "Serenity Loom". This item can be purchased at Hobby Lobby, which happens to be where I purchased it (my co-workers talked me into it). Here are the exact words taken right from the package. "Relaxing -No Needles - Easy for Beginners - Knits up to 110" wide - Portable - Simple & Serene". I proudly (well, not really "proudly") present to you my first attempt at "knitting" on this "easy, simple, anything but serene" loom. I don't know about you, but I don't think it's suppose to look like this. So, patiently, I ripped all this out and started over. I think I finally got the hang of it (after many relaxing, serene hours of labor) and then, guess what!? I broke a peg! So very calmly I place the loom (remember it's "portable") on the counter in the laundry room to await my husbands return from work. I'm thinking maybe super glue or something? As I was lamenting my demise, I couldn't help but think of the "tangled" messes we sometimes make of our lives. I'm willing to admit that my first attempt at "knitting" didn't work because I just "read" the pictures. After that failed, I decided that maybe I should read the directions as well as view the pictures. I know that some of the "messes" that I have found myself in throughout life have been my own fault. I wanted to do things MY way instead of the Creator's way. It was only after reading the instructions (His Word) and following those instructions that things seem to turn out the right way. Now, breaking that peg? Oops! Got a little carried away, I suppose. Well, as I await the return of my wonderful, patient husband, I take time to thank God for His Word. The Bible. Our instruction manual. I am also glad that He is patient with me as I am still learning to trust Him. He knows me and knows what's best for me. I am determined to live for my Creator, Jesus Christ. It will be worth every effort. Now, as for the knitting loom? We'll see. I am a very determined person, who doesn't give up easily. I'll probably try to finish. No....I WILL finish something. I'm not sure what it will look like, but I WILL finish. Until next time.........

8 comments:

Cheryl Watters said...

I have to laugh at the thought of you sitting still long enough to do knitting. That seems so funny. However, I know how determined you are. You will be successful or more pegs will just pop off of that loom. I would like to see this 'knitting machine'. I'm impressed. Wait a minute, I thought old people sit and knit, not us young people!

Becky Arnold said...

I still can't believe you are knitting. And you broke a peg!! How does that happen, you are using yarn, a very harmless object, or used to be before you got a hold of it!! I love you mom!

Jean Miller said...

You must really be bored if you are knitting. I don't even hve the patience to knit, I do crochet. That might be too hard for you to learn to do? Love to read your blog

Jean Miller said...

You must really be bored if you are knitting. I don't even hve the patience to knit, I do crochet. That might be too hard for you to learn to do? Love to read your blog

Heather said...

I know this wasn't the original intention of your post but I bought this same loom and have been having a bit of trouble. I've read the instructions but it seems to be different than the other looms I've used. Any advice?

Phante Girl said...

Thanks for your blog, and the comment of the other lady who too had one of these looms. I was thinking of buying one.............not anymore!

Zuelua said...

I was searching for any information on Serenity looms and came across your blog.

I cried when I read, "I know that some of the "messes" that I have found myself in throughout life have been my own fault. I wanted to do things MY way instead of the Creator's way. It was only after reading the instructions (His Word) and following those instructions that things seem to turn out the right way".

It's not a coincidence that I came across you blog. I truly belive that God leads you to everything you need when you need it, and I really needed that reminder!!

God Bless you and good luck with your knitting!

artisan98 said...

I have one I bought from the Hobby Lobby..I have lost patterns in it....do you know where I can get replacement patterns?