little pockets

I’m joining up with Ginny on her “yarn along“. I love to knit and love to read – but since I haven’t figured out how to do both at the same time – I also love Audible. I’m still listening to Riptide by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child.

I read these two posts (ginny & lori) last week as I was browsing Yarn Along posts. And I learned about Lori’s trip to Africa and how she was making little pockets to give to children in the villages she would visit. I decided I could make a few, let me tell you ~ they are addictive. You can’t make just one….

I ended up making 22 of them and I want to make some more for the little kids (2-3 year olds) in my Bible story class. They are fun and quick to make. I used small amounts of cotton, acrylic and nylon yarns, I wanted them all to be kid-friendly and washable.

Two of my nephews helped me pick out little cars, balls and some little turtles to send in them. I mailed them off to Lori today with prayers for the little ones who will receive them. Best wishes on your trip ~ Lori…

So what are you knitting / crocheting / spinning / reading / listening to?

Check out some others at the ~  Yarn Along & WIP Wednesday with tami’s amis


today was . . .

  • pushing the snooze button
  • 1Thes 2 & God- “thank you & help us this day”
  • what shall I wear?
  • fixing some lunch – lettuce, tomato, chicken & salsa
  • drive to work – knitting at the light
  • working to clear some piles OFF my desk
  • make payment on cruise
  • oh no, wrong anchor bolts
  • whew – got that resolved
  • post office (slow line) & bank
  • a little more work
  • play cars with Ryan, dress-up with Kevin & dominos with James
  • snack time – fish crackers & pretzels
  • pillows, blankies & Scooby Do
  • lights out & I’ll see you next week
  • attempt to make salsa (home grown tomatoes, bell peppers & chilies)
  • some computer time
  • maybe some knitting & to bed

what did I learn?

After volunteering at the Crisis nursery for the first time?

-how can I leave them

-play dough is fun to play with

-if they are sad, you have to hold them

-cream cheese is better than crackers to 2 year olds

-please, sit by me until I go to sleep

-when you paint from your heart, you paint your dreams

-it’s important to have your own pillow and blankie

-if you are a silly monkey and tease the alligator, watch out

-read me a bed-time story

-we all have to go to the bathroom, again

-if you help pick up the toys, you get a sticker

-is it Friday yet

I’m so thankful for the family I am blessed to be a part of.