Expensive Knives are sharper

…but that doesn’t mean they are safer. I’ve always heard/thought that if you had nice sharp knives that you would be safer than if you constantly used dull knives. I am going to have to disagree with this idea. Also for my birthday (and maybe they are just getting back at me because I didn’t post about them last time), I received a nice set of knives in a wood block by Anolon. I was so excited about them and they do truly cut better and it is so much easier to slice veggies and fingers. Yes, I said fingers! A few days ago, I caught the edge of one of my fingernails and thought wow these things cut really well, but yesterday I was slicing an aple for the kids to share and sliced the end of my thumb right off with it. Before you worry too much, it’s just a tiny little piece, though it really hurt and did scare me a little when it was bleeding and I couldn’t really tell how deep it went. So anyway, I do have a point…my experience so far with these *safe* sharp knives is not promising. I think I need to grow a few extra fingers so that I won’t be missing any! Kody asked yesterday if we needed to get our old knives back out for me to use (I didn’t cut myself once, well maybe a small little one, in the 6 years that we have had them). I’m just hoping that I will get used to having these, because they really are nice and make the cutting a lot easier, especially for hands that get sore quickly. I’ll spare you a picture of my finger, even though it doesn’t look that bad anymore, just a little spot…

Unfortunately, I had just started my June kit from BMFA Saturday night and was so excited about the Solstice Slip pattern. It was turning out so pretty and now I haven’t been able to work on it because of my thumb. I have been knitting a tiny bit, but I can only do easy knitting for a few rows before my thumb starts to throb. For the easy knitting I started a K2P2 rib sock with Claudia Hand Painted sock yarn in the Peppermint Mocha colorway. I love it and am going to make these my Christmas socks, assuming I am making the right size! In the loads of time that I am not knitting, I have been updating my ravelry account. I got my invitation on June 12th and had only been adding slowly, but in the last couple of days I’ve added a bunch of things:) If you are on there already and want to add me to your friends, my name is lovelyknitter! For those of you who aren’t knitters or crocheters, Ravelry is a new community still in beta testing where you can keep track of your yarn stash and projects that you are working on and that you ahve completed. It has a place to keep track of your needles and organize anything that you want to, almost! You can also talk to other people and find friends and see what other people are knitting. I think it’s a really neat place and am enjoying being a part so far.

Vacation Bible School at our church is in a couple of weeks and I am helping this year. I am not teaching per se, but will be in with the babies and one year olds of the other workers. So far I don’t have any helpers and the two year olds don’t have anyone yet either, so I may get to have both groups, if there aren’t that many. I’ve only heard of 3 in both classes so far. I just wanted to start small this year and maybe take on a bigger group next year. If the kids are able to I do plan to try a few fun activities, especially if I have Taylor or any other two year olds in there! Our meeting was last night and now I have a t-shirt iron on transfer to try to get on my shirt right. I hope it comes out nicely and that I don’t make a mess of it! It is going to be so much fun to be a part of VBS this year and I can’t wait! Our theme is from Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed: for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

I am so glad to love and worship a God who cares and answers prayer! A couple of friends have had some things going on for almost a year now and I know they’ve been praying and I have and I’m sure more people have been too and today those prayers were answered. He is with us wherever we go and He hears us and He answers us when the time is right. Thank you Father, for your faithfulness and love :)

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One Response to Expensive Knives are sharper

  1. Susie says:

    I have a small scar on my right thumb. I guess the only thing I can say about sharper knives is that when you cut yourself, the cut is nice and neat. Eyuh. Hurry up and heal!

    VBS…I spent so many years teaching when my kids were young. Never got to have them in my class. I somehow always wound up with the 9 and 10 year olds (still one of my fave ages). I got to pray with many young people for salvation. What a blessing!

    So have fun…and keep your ears open for the Lord’s leading. You never know when the Spirit will whisper…

    ~Blessings~

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