Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Busy with Pockets
Lori was making these small pockets for her upcoming trip to Africa, I knew we needed to be involved. Lori's dedication to her family, craft and passions is inspiring. I do enjoy reading her blog and quickly set to work on our donation.
I used part of our day at home this week to start. I wasn't sure wool would be a good idea, since it is tougher to wash. Instead I used some of the cotton yarn we brought with us. Aine used it on the trip for a gift she was making. The little pockets knit up quickly, and I soon had three. Today at the park, I started another one. I am hoping to send five after I find a couple small things to put into the pockets tomorrow. The kiddos have made some crafts to include as well.
This has been a fun project for our family. The pockets have definitely kept my hands busy. While not knitting pockets, I was able to work a bit on my never-ending sweater. The absence of sweater progress is overshadowed by the knowledge that the pockets will be much loved. Again I hope to finish it by next week. As far as reading, I finished The Handmaid's Tale. It is another unsettling dystopian novel. I am amazed at how far humanity will go in the name of a higher authority to subjugate others. The book is science or speculative fiction and a good read. Some of the themes are touchy and have landed the book on the ALA's list of challenged and banned books.
So, what is everyone working on this week? Lots of pocket making among Ginny's Yarn-Alongers, I am sure.