This Sunday is Mother's Day, so I've been preparing to accompany a song called "Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman" by Wanda West Palmer. At first I was bothered by the line, "She is not afraid of the snow." I'm terrified of the snow, as any wise woman should be, if she has to drive in it. So I looked up Proverbs 31:21, (where the lyrics came from) and it said, "She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet."
So really it's not about the snow, it's about making sure the family is warm, which is awesome because as knitters, that's what we do. But it gets better. Verse 13 says a virtuous woman "seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands" and verse 19 says "She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff."
When I read these verses, I thought to myself, hey I seek wool! Seeking wool is my number one pursuit! I must be a virtuous woman! Of course, there are a lot of traits in that Proverb that I don't have, so I'm not a completely virtuous woman, but I definitely seek wool. And now we have biblical proof that I would be more virtuous if I were to buy a spinning wheel.