Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Yarn Along :: 10 on 10 edition

I'm linking up two places today.  Something I said I would never do but I really don't want to do two posts in one day.  SO...if you are here for the yarn along and wonder what the 10 on 10 thing is go here and if you are here for the 10 on 10 and you want to see what people are knitting and reading go here.

For the yarn along look for the 4:00 picture.


My coffee brewing.  The picture is a bit blurry but it accurately depicts how I felt.  Turned off my alarm in my sleep and 9:00 is what happened.

Needing a little pretty in my life.

Collecting the goggles to take to the lake.

12:00ish - 1:00ish

Fudged on this one.  We were not having fun.  Having a family full of girls sometimes is really hard.  We were still home and not very happy.


Their first plunge.  Waiting for the life guard to let them in after the hourly safety check.  (notice the goggles)


Wafer break.  The goggles are very important as you can see.

I am still knitting myself the same sweater.  It is taking forever to knit the scarf-y thing that goes around my neck.  I still LOVE this grey color and a few months back I was knitting in a group setting and a little girl squeezed the yarn and said,  "Oh, soft and squishy."  Yes, soft and squishy it is!

I'm reading this EXCELLENT book on prayer.  Paul Miller is so real about our human condition and what real prayer is supposed to be like.  
Here is a quote:
"This is the gospel, the welcoming heart of God.  God cheers when we come to him with our wobbling, unsteady prayers.  Jesus does not say, "Come to me, all you who have learned how to concentrate in prayer, whose minds no longer wander, and I will give you rest."  No, Jesus opens his arms to his needy children and says, "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest".  The criteria for coming to Jesus is weariness.  Come overwhelmed with life.  Come with your wandering mind.  Come messy."

If you ever have struggled with prayer this book is for you!  (wow, that sounded like a Reading Rainbow moment - da da da - could you hear that?)


(taken by Emma)
Packing up to leave.
The lake was a much needed breath of fresh air.  It was cool and breezy and the puffy clouds gave us breaks from the sun.  Praise God for His little blessings!

So this turned out to be 8 on 10.  I did enjoy taking pictures today, and knitting, and playing at the lake, and being with my kiddos.  (even though that was pretty touch and go for a while!)

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  1. The pattern is lovely, it will look great in the colour you picked! I'm sorry to hear your day started off so stressful, but I love the picture of all the goggles =)
    The book sounds interesting, I'm often struggling with prayers or with how to pray. I even wrote a thesis on the matter during my studies. Most of the times I experience a lack of words, or I can't focus or I just feel messy in general. Then I feel like my prayers are unworthy and somehow offensive when done so sloppy. It seems to me that I'm just babbling on. A bit like in this comment =)

  2. The lake looks so cool and fun! Soft and squishy yarn is simply the best, isn't it?

  3. El color gris es hermoso y es uno de mis favoritos colores.

    The gray color is beautiful and is one of my favorite colors.


  4. Looks like a lovely day....and thanks for the recommendation of the Paul Miller book. I love the quote on's a struggle for me to keep my focus with all of the busyness and distraction around me. Glad I found your blog!

  5. Following you from Ginny's Yarn Along. I started reading Miller's book, but then was sidetracked and started reading Idols of the Heart (which is a GREAT book). I plan on starting Paul Miller's book over again and FINISHING it. :)

  6. That does look soft and fluffy! I am always amazed by knitting, I'm a sewer and haven't taken the plunge yet! Beautiful set!


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