Merry Christmas!

may your days be merry and bright  

Merry Christmas, friends! May your days be merry and bright, and may you always remember the true reason for Christmas.

"The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins." -Romans 8:3

"That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” - Luke 2:8-12

I was sitting and thinking this morning about how wonderful it is, how amazing, how strange, that God became man so that He could be the sacrifice to pay for the sins of the world. What a miracle. Have such a merry, joyous Christmas, friends. Much love!

How to Knit an Infinity Scarf in 3 Steps

Need a quick and meaningful last-minute gift? Read on for instructions on how to knit an infinity scarf in 3 easy steps!

how to knit an infinity scarf

Christmas is in FOUR DAYS! Can you believe it? This is the last-minute rush - you're wrapping, you're panicking, you're trying to get everything together. You need a few last minute gifts, but you don't want to go out to the store and deal with the crazy crowds. I offer a solution: instead, why not relax at home in front of the fire, pop in a Christmas movie, and make a few of these chunky beauties? Seriously - knit an infinity scarf. I promise it's super easy, and the recipient will LOVE it - especially the fact that you made it with your own two hands! Here's how to knit an infinity scarf in 3 steps. You can literally start this scarf tonight and have it finished by Christmas Eve. It's that simple!

how to knit an infinity scarf

You'll need:

US Size 13 (9mm) circular needle 2 skeins Patons Classic Wool Yarn needle

Step 1. Holding two strands of yarn together, cast on 50 stitches. Join to knit in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Step 2. Knit in the round continuously for 48 rnds. Step 3. Bind off. Weave in ends.

Boom. Done. Finished. I loooove the bulky look of this scarf, and I'm currently obsessed with Patons Classic Wool. It may not be the softest or shiniest yarn out there, but it's wool and the colors it comes in are so rich and beautiful. Try doubling up two shades of a color for a variegated ombre look, or two opposite colors for a funky feel! You seriously don't need to know anything other than the knit stitch to make this, because when you knit in the round you're automatically doing stockinette stitch. The scarf is reversible too - if you're not feeling super tailored or 'knitty', flip it around to the bumpier, more rustic side!

how to knit an infinity scarf

If you're more of an expert and you're teaching someone to knit, this infinity scarf is a great way to get them started on circular needles and knitting in the round. Have fun! Obviously you can definitely substitute any one of your favorite bulky-weight yarns for the two strands of wool - I honestly used what I had when I needed to make a scarf, and I liked how it turned out so that's how I wrote it, but I can see this being knit up in Lion Brand Homespun or Wool-Ease Thick 'n Quick too! Happy knitting, and merry Christmas!