Friday, March 29, 2013

Ostern - A Poem / Ein Gedicht (german)

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Der Herr ist auferstanden,

von Leid und Kreuzestod.

Es bleiben keine Banden,

vorbei ist alle Not.

Du hast fuer uns gelitten,

befreit uns von der Suend’,

dass wir von Dir erbitten,

und Deine Tat verkuend’.

Froehlich sind wir heute,

Du unser Retter bist.

Es jubeln alle Leute,

weil heute Ostern ist.

Du schickst den Geist hernieder,

auf Deine Bruederschaft.

Vom Vater aus uns wieder,

der Heilig’ Geist gibt Kraft.

So wandeln wir auf Erden,

auf uns’rer Pilgerfahrt,

mit Jesus stets im Herzen,

Der uns im Geiste naht.

Der Himmel steht uns offen,

in dieser Freudenzeit.

Auf uns’ren Herrn wir hoffen,

im weissen Osterkleid.

Halleluyah! - Frohe Ostern!

Easter - A Poem

Easter - A Poem by abracacamera
Easter - A Poem, a photo by abracacamera on Flickr.

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My soul be joyful, at this time,

we cheer and sing, a wondrous chime.

The Lord has risen, from the grave,

for you and me, the sin forgave.

His sacrifice, has freed us all,

to follow Him, and hear His call.

Ascended to Heaven, on this very day,

giving His Spirit, to guide our way.

Lord Jesus be thanked, for this Gift of Life,

you freed us through, your sacrifice.

Joy to the world and Glory to Jesus,

the only One, who came to redeem us.

You opened the gate, to Heaven for us,

Your Spirit was sent, from the Father above.

We honour you always, for all you have done,

hoping to greet you, when our time will come.

Halleluyah! - Happy Easter!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Meine Seele duerstet! - A Poem / Ein Gedicht (german)

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Meine Seele duerstet!

Meine Seele duerstet nach Dir O’ Herr,

des Lebens Last, liegt auf mir schwer.

Es sorgen mich so viele Dinge,

und nur Dein Wort, mir Heilung bringe.

Erstanden von des Todes Pain,

mein Herz gehoert nur Dir allein.

Die Liebe, die Du uns gebracht,

zeugt ewiglich, von Deiner Macht.

Der Weg zum Vater ist nun frei,

der Tod besiegt, durch deine Treu’.

Herr Jesus nimm’ auch meine Seele,

die ich in Deine Hand befehle.

Sie duerstet nach Dir, Tag und Nacht,

Dein Geist in meinem Herz erwacht.

Er leitet mich durch dieses Leben,

um mich alsbald, zu Dir erheben.

Beschuetze und bewahre mich,

durch Deine Liebe ewiglich.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Project 1 - Completed! 35 Squares=1Blanket! Yeah!

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Today I finished my last squares for my first Kas Project. It has taken me the whole week and I'm afraid to say, I did fall behind on some of my housework. Now that the Project is finished, I can catch up on all those little jobs that still need doing around the house. I did enjoy my time knitting for the children. It has been very rewarding, especially now that it's done and knowing that soon, another blanket will be sewn together, to keep the children warm.. If all goes well, I'll be posting my first package tomorrow; glad to know that the postal strike in S. Africa is finally at an end. The squares I knitted can be arranged in a variety of ways and I think I will leave this decision up to the lovely Ladies in Sout Africa, who are doing a fantastic job, as I have seen on the photographs in the Blanket Album. My next Project will be a selection of various size jumpers I think, all depending on my next supply of wool. Thank you everyone for the wonderful support during the past week, it has been very encouraging.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead,

kindest wishes and God's blessings to you all,


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Knit-a-Square Project 1

Knit-a-Square Project 1 by abracacamera
Knit-a-Square Project 1, a photo by abracacamera on Flickr.

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I have completed 15 squares for my Kas Project, 20 more to go in order to reach my aim of 35 squares, which will make a lovely warm blanket for the children in Africa.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Project 1 - Part 2 / Knitting for 'Kas'

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My progress so far are six completed squares, five green, one white and one just started. Hopefully I will get a couple more done tonight. It is a real joy and very relaxing to sit down and work for this wonderful cause and the children involved. The squares are knitted in different patterns, all of which can be used either back or front, the patterns are the same either side, which makes assembling them much easier. I left a fairly long tail on each one of the squares and tied them up in the way I have seen it done on previous photographs.

Wishing everyone a very nice evening,


Project 1 - My first 'Kas' Knitting Project

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A selection of wool I have chosen for the Knit-a-square Charity.

I will try to complete 35 squares needed for a blanket to keep the children warm. Not sure how long it will take me to knit all the squares but I will keep regular updates.

For my first Kas Project I have chosen to knit 35 squares, needed for a full blanket. The colours I have chosen for this project will reflect the season of Spring, which is upon us now, even though it doesn't feel like it yet. I have chosen a light green, corresponding to green grasses and plants, coming to life after a long, cold and dark winter. Next I chose white in correspondence to purity, cleanliness, freshness, and brightness, as the days are getting finally longer and the whole world seems a lot brighter and new, in every aspect. Today I have completed 5 green squares.

I don't know if all the squares will go into the same blanket but that's not really important as I do realize that the squares will be re-assembled and put together at their final destination. I love the idea that all those squares, received by Kas from all around the world, are made with love for the children and each square was made by loving hands, eventually forming a unified, warm blanket. The children look wonderfully snug, wrapped up in these beautiful, multicoloured blankets. I think this is what attracted me to this website in the first place. All the love and care from so many busy knitters and crocheters from all around the world, working together to give comfort and warmth to so many vulnerable children. It's a wonderful cause and I feel very privileged to be part of this loving and caring community. Seeing the joy and happiness in these children's eyes is a true motivation to get involved. Thank you, for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful cause.

Love and God's blessings to everyone,


Monday, March 18, 2013


Knit-a-square by abracacamera
Knit-a-square, a photo by abracacamera on Flickr.

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I will try to complete 35 squares needed for a blanket to keep the children warm. Not sure how long it will take me to knit all the squares but I will keep regular updates.