Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Yarn Along- Baby Birds and Kisses


This week I am still knitting away on my tiny baby bird family to go with the momma robin I finished last week.  I am new to the double-pointed needles- always been more of a knit-in-the-round kind of girl, so it is taking me forever.  I think it is so amazing how I start knitting away just following the pattern, not knowing if I am knitting the top, bottom, side...what is it exactly?  But if I just keep following the directions step by step, it slowly turns into something recognizable and beautiful.  There's a metaphor in there somewhere!

This week I found the most fabulous, inspiring book to read: Kisses from Katie.  It is the story of Katie Davis, a now 23-year old woman who moved to Uganda, started a huge ministry for children and families there, and has become the adoptive mommy to 13 girls.  She is amazing...you won't be able to put the book down.  Definitely check it out.

Linking up with Ginny's Yarn Along this week!

10 comments:

  1. This book sounds like the perfect read for me. Have you read "Little Princes" by Conor Grennan? I think you will like that book too.

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  2. Those birdies are quite cute. It is amazing how something can appear from nowhere sometimes when you are knitting. I found that with Elizabeth Zimmerman's patterns.

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  3. My daughter's best friend just arrived in Zambia yesterday for a six month mission trip. This will be a perfect read for my girl this summer. And yes, there is a metaphor in there... :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  4. I love that book! Katie is such a beautiful spirit. I love your knitting metaphor too. Life muchlike that. Have a beautiful day:)

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  5. I will definitely have to check out this book. It sounds amazing.

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  7. I love that book, I am chewing on it slowly a little at a time. You are right that it is hard to put down but I just don't want it to be over either! I love her challenge to live as she does right where you are, even if you can't pick up and move to Uganda. It's true that there are widows and orphans everywhere to care for in Christ's name

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  8. My friend, Ann Voskamp is in Uganda this week !

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  9. Thank you for the recommendation on the book... I have picked it up several times. I might just buy it now! :)

    I just finished The Glass Castle and LOVED it!
    ~Liz

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  10. I am putting that book on my reading list, it sounds inspirational!

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