Can you see that? It really is a three-row pattern of creating holes with yarn-overs and decreases between a rows of knit. Stealing away some precious moments for myself, I sat to work a few rows on my Viewfinder Scarf while I considered what I might say at a women's event where I was asked to share later that evening... and then it all came into view. This year, I have been working on my vulnerability, and as I clicked out a few rows of this Viewfinder's Scarf, I couldn't hep but think about how this pattern of lace holes really represents vulnerability. You see, when we open ourselves (allowing these viewfinder holes on our hearts and spirit) we allow ourselves to receive, and yet when I think about that, it occurs to me that it's through these same holes that we pour out ourselves to others.
The holes let us breathe. They keep us accountable, for they become viewfinders through which people can see into our soul. Lace is created in knitting by patterning holes through increasing and reducing stitches, and the fabric produced is a thing of intricate and complicated beauty.
Have you had some holes in your life this year? Have you found yourself reduced at times? I want to encourage you that we can see the beauty in the making of you. This year, I am thankful I have had the courage to show more vulnerability. I'm grateful for what I have allowed myself to receive through those holes, and for what I have been able to pour out of my holes to others.