I know knitters are a generous bunch so I wanted to be sure to pass along this information. I'm sure you have heard of the devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri. The Joplin YMCA is providing free child care to school age children. This is a vital service so the parents are able to recover from the devastation while knowing that their children are taken care of.
Our local Y is a drop spot for donating arts and crafts supplies to the Joplin Y's child care program. You can go to their website to find more specific information on donating. I was so happy to see the opportunity to donate arts and crafts supplies. We are on a tight budget, but we have brand new supplies that I was happy to donate. What a great way to cull the stash! I filled a garbage bag with kid-friendly yarn and my three year old son was happy to give a brand new box of crayons he hadn't opened yet. I always feel so helpless watching the devastation on tv and want to do something. It is a small gesture, but at least it is something.
Please pass along the link to the Y through your blogs, facebook pages, etc. The more people that know, the more these children will benefit! Thank you!!! :)
Annika Rose joined our family nine minutes after midnight on Tuesday April 26th. Just in time to wish her Daddy a happy 40th birthday! She was 8 pounds 3 ounces and 18.5 inches long. We are now home and nicely settling into our routine as a family of four.
Thank you so much for all of your well wishes and thoughtfulness on Ravelry, Plurk, and Facebook.
Pattern is Bullseye by Brittany Tyler. I used over 3,000 yards of Superwash Cascade 220, Berroco Vintage, and Encore. I started planning it last Christmas and worked on it from April through Christmas Eve!