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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Yarn Along

Thought I'd join Ginny's Yarn Along with the hope that I won't give up on this sweater.

I left this project in the dust in order to finish Gabriel's Christmas stocking.  Now I'm having a hard time finding my groove and seriously thinking about ripping the whole thing out.  Timothy and Stephen have a fit whenever they catch me ripping , so I'd have to do it in secret if I really get serious about it.  In the meantime, I've started reading up on Haiti.  Joe and Stephen are just 6 weeks away from their mission trip and I thought it would be a good opportunity for the whole family to learn about where the boys will be for the end of March. 

This book was about more than Haiti.  It's actually about the author's journey from helping people immediately after 9/11 at Ground Zero, to working in Sri Lanka following the tsunami in 2004 and finally heading to Haiti in 2010.  Not necessarily what I was looking for initially, but interesting anyway.  For the younger bunch, I found this selection at the library and we are working through them slowly along with a few more general info type books.

Joseph watched a DVD by Frontline filmed just days after the earthquake.  He described it as "not for the faint of heart".  So glad our guys have this opportunity to serve others and make friends along the way. The stories from this part of the world are so heartbreaking.  Will you please keep everyone involved in this journey in your prayers? 


  1. your sweater is beautiful, i hope you find the inspiration to finish!

  2. Yarn along is a good thing...I'm picking up steam and enjoying this project now! Thanks for the compliment!