I knit a few more squares for the John Glick Memorial Project organized by Annie from the Knitty Gritty. Annie had gifted me with the yarn a while back…so I was glad to knit the squares with this lovely yarn. It is Mulespun from Beaverslide Dry Goods–very soft and interesting in it’s color and texture.
I have also been working on the Lace Leaf Shawl using the Plain & Fancy Sheep & Wool Co. from Margene. It’s moving along okay–an easy enough pattern. However, I don’t think it is the time to knit this project as it seems to be felting as I knit! So, I think I will–with no guilt–put it aside till the weather cools. How does that gauge look? I wonder if it is a little tight…I am using the US5 as called for.
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In other news, changes abound here or will be changing soon. Our neighbors–whom Gracie adores–are moving on Thursday. Gracie has always been the mover–not the one left behind. She is, however, excited about middle school so I hope that dulls some of the pain. But it is also our babysitter who is moving.
Owen finishes up on Friday. I have learned from secret sources that Owen’s teacher will be his old teacher he started the program with. He adores Mark, his current teacher, so I worry about the transition back to her. She is freaking fabulous with challenging behaviors–of which Owen provides many!
Owen has been offered a position at an afterschool program through his school. It is one day a week from 3 to 5:30pm. It is low ratio (usually no more than 3:1) with teachers and assistants from his school. The children do activities and projects–sports, cooking, arts and crafts, watch a movie. It is meant to be instructional fun for the students and a bit of respite for the family. I have very mixed emotions on a number of levels. The program has been offered to lower and moderate functioning students (Owen being moderate). This reality is hard to face. I don’t want to accept that Owen did not recover from autism. It is so hard to watch other children lose their diagnosis and parents who don’t do a fraction of what we do. Other parents do the work and more than we do too. I know this. We are going to accept the slot. It will be good for my other two kids and hopefully good for Owen too.