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May 5, 2005

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Pulsewarmers I finished the green pulsewarmers with the Ladies Enjoying Themselves and have one more orange one to go.  The orange ones are knit with a Finnish yarn, Takana,  by Helmi Vuorelma Oy.  It is a 2ply yarn–one ply worsted spun  and one ply woolen spun.  It is from my mom’s stash that ‘spilleth over’.  She stockpiled it in  her Latvian mitten phase.  I finally decided on a dark "Jet" bead and the pattern is Geometric Pattern by Susan Sternlieb from Interweave Knits Fall 2002. 

It’s been a crazy week.  I did make it to the gym on Tuesday.  I tried to knit on the recumbent bike but it didn’t work out very well.  Perhaps with one of those knitting belts or something.  I met with a personal trainer and was scheduled to see him again today but forgot that I am working the Book Fair at Owen’s school. 

Speaking of Owen’s school…we had a team meeting yesterday.  He is going through another nice spurt of gaining skills.  His self-injurious behaviors are down but his verbal stims are up.  He can identify almost all of his upper and lowercase letters and most of his numbers to 10.  And while his articulation on shapes isn’t perfect–he knows them too.  I met the typical peers at his school while at a parent training and I now agree they aren’t really "appropriate" peers for him.  But I still believe you can play parachute with anyone.  I suggested they use some of the higher functioning kids from the program.  We know one of those kids outside of school so I said we should start with him–and they agreed!  Yippee!

I can’t believe Maryland is just a couple of days away.  I have no wishlist to speak of.  I really don’t need yarn and I had hoped to knit a couple more things from my Rhinebeck yarn before I bought more yarn.  We had a bit of a problem with Gracie last night.  She has a problem with fibbing.  She got caught in one last night and I am on the fence about whether she is coming or not.  I want her to come.  But I guess I will let her sweat it out a bit longer.