I still have to knit this poncho for the nurses daughter at Owen’s school. I am going to use the Knitting Pure and Simple pattern for a child’s poncho. Po, with it’s mismatched dyelots is scrapped. Now, what yarn? I think something machine washable would be best. Granny keeps trying to push me over to the Encore wall but I wanted to avoid acrylic. Am I being an impractical snob? I purchased some KFI Gaelic Aran in a nice shade of pink. It is a relic, I think, but it is 100% machine washable wool. In the stash, I had some Schaefer Laurel. I am assuming that is not machine washable. The colors are lovely and it has been languishing for at least 2-3 years. How would cotton fringe? The poncho has to have have fringe. Any thoughts? My other idea, kind of the last resort, would be to hit Three Black Sheep and get some Mission Falls 1824 wool. That is a much nicer machine washable wool. It is just a schlep to get there.
I worked the book fair at Owen’s school yesterday. It was fun and Owen did a terrific job leaving the gym and me. It was much better than last year. He did try to wrap his leg around the teachers and take her down…but she was prepared. And I think it was a half-hearted attempt–just to let me know he cared. We went to the ENT and his ears look great. The hearing test didn’t go all that well but they think he is within normal range. Yea. The doctor thought Owen did great the day of the surgery. Yippee! Cameron was the lucky recipient of a camera up the nose. The same camera Gracie has had in the ear. Poor kids. The snoring is all allergy related. So, we will press on with the weekly allergy shots. Immunotherapy, the allergist says, can take up to 3 years.
And let me end with a little brag–before I go to work. Ha, that still gives me a giggle. The principal called from Cameron’s school the other day. Just to say how terrific Cameron is doing. He was one of the biggest naysayers about Cameron’s return to mainstream first grade. Cameron had his first spelling test last Friday and got 102! You go Cam! Yup, he got the bonus word right too.