TGT Episode 39 Shownotes

I’m so happy to be able to provide these show notes for y’all again this week. Of course, if you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Finished Objects:

Fingering Best Dude Beanie:

- I have been wanting to make a fingering weight version of the Best Dude Beanie for awhile now, and I am SO excited that I have finished it!

- Yarn: Knit Picks Hawthorne Tonal (loving it so far!)

- Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)

- This is a late birthday present...haha. I will be releasing the pattern soonish, after finalizing everything ;)

Amore Shawl:

- I just updated this pattern and released it on Friday! Absolutely love how it turned out ;)

- Yarn: One of my favs, We Crochet Preciosa Tonal in Dusty Rose

- Hook: size I (5.5 mm)

Works in Progress:

February Sweater

- Yarn: Sewrella Yarn

- Pattern: Like a Cloud cardigan

- Notes: I am absolutely in love with this project ;)

February Socks:

- Pattern: Expelliarmus by Julie of Twin Stitches Designs

-Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in the colorways Seashell and Ash

- Needles: size 1, 2.25 mm I am in desperate need of some more needles in this size...haha

- Notes: Done with the leg of the first sock! I also thought the definition of this word was so interesting, Expelliarmus – Rowling herself took a liberty with this one, by combining the Latin words of expello meaning “I drive away, banish” with arma meaning “weapons”. This disarming charm makes the victim's wand fly out of reach

Update Worsted Boxy:

- In order to make this sweater more wearable, I decided to add some length! Head over to the podcast to see how I did this!

Stitcheart Legwarmers:

- Pattern: my own :)

[ Yarn: KFI Collection “Teenie Weenie Wool”

- Needles: size 1, 2.25 mm

- Notes: These will be for a shop sample for my LYS!

Commission Socks:

- Pattern: Heel Toe Do Si Do by Kay of The Crazy Sock Lady

- Yarn: Urth Yarns Uneek

- Needles: Size 1, 2.25 mm

- Notes: I am making these for someone else, but still enjoying them! This pattern is obviously addictive ;)

Design Talk:

New Release:

- The Stitcheart Legwarmers are now available! Today is the last day to use the coupon code “heart” at checkout ;)

New Beanie Design!:

- Oh my goodness, I am loving this soooo much!

- Yarn: Knit Picks Muse in the colorway Spontaneous Speckle

- Needles: Sunstruck 10.5


Today I wanted to talk about a verse I came across that opened my eyes to the truth.

2 Corinthians 9:6 says, “The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and the person who sows generously will also reap generously.”

Now, in this passage Paul is talking about giving, and how as Christians, we are supposed to give freely, just as Jesus did. This is SO true, but not always easy. Sometimes it can be really hard to just “give away” money/items/etc that you’ve worked so hard for.

However, that leads me to what I really want to discuss. I am sure you’ve heard “you reap what you sow.” It is a commonly used phrase with great power, but that power can easily be made into a challenge or insult. That is not its original intent! This phrase comes from 2 Corinthians 9:6. It tells us that the work we put in will yield results.

Obviously the work you “put in” will yield results, but the work you put in also defines the results. If you work hard at something daily, and put thought, time, dedication, and perseverance into it, I believe the results will be big. Now keep in mind that these results might not be good, because that depends on what you have spent your time doing.

Now, imagine if you want to see a specific result, but don’t put significant effort into the work. You won’t be very satisfied with the results, right? Exactly.

I love this verse. It shows us how important our time is. What we put time into flourishes. If I put time and effort into this little business, it will grow. But if I put time and effort into say...watching TV...what will happen? Maybe I would enjoy it, but the results wouldn’t be good because I wasn’t doing a “good” thing. (keep in mind that I don’t think tv is bad...but limits are good)

I hope this was encouraging to you! Let me know if you have any other thoughts! Also, I should hear back about my pattern submissions this I am a nervous wreck. Good thoughts are appreciated! I am so thankful for y’all ;)

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Until next time,

Amy Kate <3

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