picture from The Covenant Companion, September 2006
Last Sunday in church the pastor read an article from The Covenant Companion, the monthly magazine of our denomination, The Evangelical Covenant Church. I’ve never talked about church here on the blog before (and don’t worry, I probably won’t again) but the nature of this article was too timely to ignore. You can go read it here. Yes, it will take you a few minutes, but it’s worth it, I promise. Go ahead. I’ll wait.
This story spoke to me for various reasons. Of course, there is the underlying theme of faithfulness to God, and that’s important to me. There is also the Swedish heritage I share with the author and her family. There’s no denying that Swedish people are proud to be Swedish and I always love reading about Swedes and their lives and particularly their role in settling the midwestern United States.
And finally, there’s the knitting. Even when this family had practically nothing, Thua Harrison was knitting for the poor. They never considered themselves to be poor for they had one another and they had God. Packages were assembled every Christmas and they always contained handknit mittens for charity. When Mrs. Harrison couldn’t even remember her name, her hands could still remember how to knit and mittens for others were found among her possessions after she died.
I’ll admit, this is the part that really spoke to me. Charity knitting isn’t something that’s part of my regular knitting. But starting on Saturday and continuing for two weeks, you and me and so many other knitters will be participating in
I’ve never been so proud to be a knitter.