Addicted to Knitting

an interview proceeded by an explanation

Posted on: June 25, 2007

I am here again. Not sure why I have so much trouble being happy at any certain blog place. I have trouble with everywhere I go. I hate that I couldn’t email a person who left a comment directly from my blog. I had a contest and and couldn’t reach the winner because of that. I commented on her blog and she commented back on mine and finally I had to leave my email address on her blog…to much hassle. Of course I did send her the package. I am a Christian and not ashamed of it. It was listed quite clearly on my blogspot blog. I do feel led at times to do things from the nudging of God, so I sent a Max Lucado book to her as well. I really dont even know her or much about her. It was just one of those things that seemed right to do. I still believe that to be true. God doesn’t make mistakes and in my heart there was a reason for my sending the book “Next Door Saviour” to her. I may never know why or how it affects someones life but it is done. She was very offended and even posted on her blog about it. This is the email I received from her


I got the package! I really like the yarn, it’s quite pretty.

That being said, I was rather disappointed and upset about the book you

included. We are NOT Christians. My husband, in fact, is an atheist and I

follow Taosim. I can’t help thinking how would you feel if I sent you some

yarn you had won at my blog and included the book, The God Delusion by

Richard Dawkins? I’ll be expounding on this subject Monday at my blog.

Just wanted to give you a heads up.

Again, it’s great yarn and I hope you keep up with that and the knitting.

Not sure what else to say. By for now.


I really didn’t know how to respond to this. I felt like anything I said would make things worse. I still feel like I am not to say anything else to her, so I am not saying a thing.

That being said I was recently over a felt like knitting and saw this great interview with Beth and asked to be interviewed. Here are my questions followed by instuctions for those who want to be interviewed.

#1 What is your favorite thing about summer? What is something you have to do or summer doesn’t seem complete?

My favorite thing about summer is that I usually get to see family I haven’t seen for a while. Last summer all 6 of us kids were home for a reunion. I am looking forward to visits from my family and some of dh’s in just a couple of weeks.

My summer wouldn’t be complete without the county fair. Its always hot and dusty but there is so much excitement there. Looking at the exhibits, seeing all the quilts (the craft area is my favorite!)

#2 Sometimes cooking projects don’t turn out well. What’s your biggest food flop and what happened? (If you don’t cook, choose a decorating, craft, or gardening project.)

Oh this is hard. I seem to be a worse cook as I get older. Maybe its ADD in my 40’s or something. I would have to say it would be burning something that I was cooking because I was sidetracked. I could name knitting projects but that would take all night! 🙂

#3 Who do you most admire (living or dead)?

Boy that is another hard one. For many years I would have said Corrie Ten Boom and she is still one of my hero’s. That being said I will say Elizabeth Elliot. I always knew of her but recently watched End of the spear and was totally amazed by what she and the other women did. After watching that I got Beyond the Gates of Splendor I have been listening to some tapes I got of hers about submission that have been very helpful to me. (I didn’t mean to have my post so link heavy but wanted to have them there in case someone is interested) I am still in awe that those women went into the tribe and led them to Christ after their husband were speared by them.

#4 How did you learn to knit, sew, or do other hobbies?
My mom is a seamstress deluxe. I cant sew to save my life! I have messed around with cross stitch, scrap booking, plastic canvas and various things. 3 years ago my adult stepdaughter taught me to cast on and knit. That was all I could do….It was just so I could make a furry scarf for my daughter. Ya I know….I have since studied and learned to do much more. I still have a ways to go but I am hooked…on knitting and YARN.

Bonus question: For what are you most thankful? (Name as many things as you like.)

Here is another lengthy answer. I am so thankful for Jesus and His sacrifice. That is always at the top of my list. I am thankful for God giving me a loving husband (after I loosing my last husband to cancer) who loves not only me but the children I brought into the family with me. I am so thankful that my mother never stopped praying for me when I was living in and like the world and so very lost.

I am thankful for the church I call my own and for my pastor and his wife who serve us all so well. Also for our new youth pastor and his wife who are teaching my daughter and others so much about Jesus and how to live this thing called Christianity. I am also thankful for a lady named Doris who told me this Sunday she has been praying for me daily for over 3 months because of the leading of the Lord!

This concludes my interview. It really was fun, so let me know if you’d like me to send you some questions. Here are the details…

1. Leave me a comment saying “Interview me.”

2. I will respond by emailing you four questions. I get to pick the questions.

3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them four questions.

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