I need some advice from those wiser than myself. Without getting into all the details, I’ve felt compelled to make and donate a beaded scarf. The barest details involve more than four dreams, one of which I actually saw myself working with yarn that had beads on it.
Since I’d bought yarn for a scarf-to-donate back in December, plus beads for a project-to-be-named later in early January, supplies aren’t an issue. It’s Ivy’s self-fringing scarf, and I’m learning to put beads on it. I started it last night at 7:30 and it’s a sixth of the way done this morning. So far, so good.
The yellow bits of scrap yarn show me where the beads need to go. The poor-man’s stitch marker, as it were.
I figure, if God is asking for a scarf, God should get one. If God isn’t, well, someone who needs one will get one. Friends and I can’t figure out a reason for the enemy to want me to donate a beaded scarf, so I think we’re safe.
Here’s my question: when I originally bought the yarn, I planned to make a hat to go with the scarf. I will probably have enough yarn to make both the hat and the scarf (and beads, too) but what I may run out of is time. See, I’ll be next door to the place where I intended to donate them on Tuesday morning, and it feels like that’s when I should drop off the scarf. I can definitely finish the scarf by then. The hat is problematic.
We live in a cold part of the world, but it’s getting warmer. Hats are more useful than scarves. Hats are also more difficult to make.
The recipient-place isn’t going to close and go away, unfortunately (I doubt my donations have solved hunger in Angeltown) so the option remains of donating the set together when they’re done.
What would you do? Would you assume God wanted the hat *and* the scarf donated? (They should go simultaneously, if they’re a set.) Or would you assume the urgency was that God wanted the scarf done Now-Now-Now and the heck with the hat?
Regardless, I’ll be working on the scarf today as I get a chance.
Edited later to add a link to the finished scarf.
And a response to the pair of posts.
Speaking of knitters making the world a better place, there’s a prayer request out on a knitting blog for baby Ted. He’s a very tiny preemie, and he’s not doing so well (and there’s a photo of him right at the top of the page, so if you’re an emotional preggo like I am, THOU ART WARNED.) The blog owner is raffling off a skein of sock yarn among those who send prayers or financial donations, but even if that doesn’t float your boat, please pray for baby Ted and for all who love him, because this is a harrowing time.