Where have I been for two months?

Two months. I can't believe it has been two months since I was last here. For 15 days in May I was in Bosnia - I saw sheep everywhere but this was the only photo I have of a shepherd with his flock. The man graciously posed for this picture.

I was also in Serbia, even though this photograph is
the idealic pastoral scene, Serbia still has remnants of the 1990s Former Yugoslavian war.

Croatia, ah, Croatia.

You may be asking why did I spend 15 days in a war-torn country? One of the requirements of my Master's of Divinity program is to participate in a Mission Immersion Experience (MIE). The trip in particular was perfect for me because the focus was learning about peacemaking and reconciliation. I am a long-time advocate of social justice (human rights, peace, women's rights) and this trip allowed me to bring together my passion for justice and my heart for peace.

I was able to knit and photos will be forthcoming. I started a cardigan for my husband and completed the back and right front before I ran out of yarn. I started the second sock mentioned in an earlier post, which is almost finished now. And I half-finished a Feather and Fan mohair shawl - now completed and waiting to be blocked.

Finding yarn was a little difficult but I managed to find this soft mauve/pink for a Feather and Fan scarf - hmm, can you tell that Feather and Fan have become my new favorite pattern?

The next posting will show yarn for two shawls.


yarnahoy said…
Such beautiful fields!
I'm sure you could make a shawl inspired by the colors & sights you saw in Croatia.
Mary said…
Love the feather and fan scarf - beautiful stitches, beautiful yarn!
Lisa said…
Mary, thanks for the compliments. I've read your blog for a while and enjoy it greatly.

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