Sunday, September 9, 2007

So did people knit in the Bible?

I wonder about Old Testament knitting.

David writes in Ps 139 about being "knit together". I wonder if his great-grandmother Ruth learned to knit?

Looks like God also knew how to knit -- and doesn't that just make every modern-day Christian knitter smile!! -- as if creating David wasn't enough, apparently David and his buddy Jonathan were "knit together" on a soul-level. Picturing a finished knitted piece, it just speaks volumes on what a friendship can look like.

New Testament has less references, but Col 2:2 talks about being knit together in love. How cool is that? Makes me want to go knit a friendship shawl. Also makes me want to go buy that cashmere yarn at the LYS down the road!


Chris said...

I hope you don't mind, I linked you to my blog

Chris said...

Hey--since we are leaving for myrtle Beach on Sept. 22 can you give me the address of that yarn shop. Thx

Chris said...

Thx for the yarn shop address. If I get to go I will let ya know what you missed. But DH may not take me there. AHHHH we shall see.

Suzanne said...

What a great mental picture of God's knitting! It is so easy to 'see' words without really thinking of their meaning.