Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified. - 1 Cor 9:24-27

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yarn Along


With each baby, I've crocheted a baptismal gown.  Since learning how to knit, I decided to go outside my comfort zone and knit a baptismal gown for our newest little one.  To me, each stitch is a little prayer for this little soul.  It comforts me in my anxiety during pregnancy.

This is the beginning of the gown starting from the waist going toward the feet.  The pattern is "Ribbons and Lace Christening Gown".  The author has been so helpful in answering my beginner questions.
The picket edging is almost complete.  I'm so excited.  With the weather turning colder, my running hat is beckoning to be finished and a new sweater for me is waiting to be cast on.

At our local yarn shop, they offer different classes.  My husband is urging me to sign up since I will be in 'baby' mode starting in June.  Now is the time to get some Mommy alone time in.

The kids and I have been reading "Angel in the Waters" by Regina Doman.

For more Yarn Along's, check out Ginny's Blog.


  1. What a precious heirloom for each of your children to have some day. And, what a sweet husband for encouraging you to take a class for some Mommy-alone time! Merry Christmas!

  2. That is so amazing . I love the idea of knitting a gown for you baby. What a treasure . I am so excited you friended me on Rav. I love that.

  3. The christening is truly beautiful! I love all the lace details :)

  4. The Baptismal gown is so beautiful! I love Angel in the Waters. A beautiful book!

  5. Oh, my goodness, this is heavenly. I read that you've needed to pull it apart, but I cannot wait to see the finished product.