Unfinished–But Not Frogged

While working on the final edits of the Proverbs 31 Woman personal devotional my husband pointed out I needed a better cover.

So I headed to my craft room to find a WIP to possibly photograph and use since the subtitle of the devotional is “God’s Work In Progress”.

I found something I had totally forgotten I even started.


I found this in one of the dozens of tote bags I have hanging in a closet. I found the original pattern and my notes for a sweater, though I did not mark what size I was making.  I found the right front complete and the left front 1/4 done.  Unfortunately it is a lace pattern with a 16 row repeat while decreasing. I had a bit of trouble deciphering my scribbled notes and determining where I was in the pattern.

I am too far in to this sweater to frog it. Determined to move forward, I placed a lifeline in the row before I attempted to move forward. After a rocky start I did mange to determine where I was in the pattern and work through 2 full repeats.  I am on my way.

I am excited to know that as God’s work-in-progress He never puts me in a tote bag and hides me away in the closet.  He didn’t frog the whole project (rip-it, rip-it, rip-it). He is always working on me.

I look back at how God has brought me to this point in my life. I made a lot of mistakes and turn some wrong turns. But God has never left my side.

Just like the Proverbs 31 woman was not born with all the qualities describes, I must learn, make decisions, and grow.

I am a work-in-progress on God’s knitting needle.

Now to get back to that sweater. I wonder what weight point I was at when I started it. Will it fit?

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