Next up, the yarn I purchased in Paris. Did I mention that my friends assumed I wouldn’t want to buy yarn while I was there because I work in a yarn shop! Can you imagine? La Droguerie is visually overwhelming but so much fun. I didn’t have a real purchase in mind so I let myself be inspired. This time I was inspired by the tweed. I purchased a navy and a bit of orange tweed for a planned Weasley sweater for Cameron. I am not joining the KAL because I can be trusted to finish. Let alone start. I have such St. Brigid guilt!
I didn’t get a chance to post a picture of these socks my mom knit for Gracie before I left. She used Koigu from the stash that overfloweth and the Lacy Scallops sock pattern from Sock Bug. The color is a bit funky but Gracie loves them. And Koigu socks are just so comfy.
Now, the non-knitting content…yesterday we had a meeting for Owen to discuss the services he didn’t receive over the summer. The chairperson didn’t feel we would have a great case if we went to due process as we had fired Owen’s teacher (due to borderline abuse). But the district conceded to more services over the course of this school year, basing services on Owen’s school calendar and not the districts. It probably balances out.
What was also discussed was why Owen regressed so much over the summer. The chairperson was surprised to hear that Owen was not likely to come back to district next year. Most children in the program do return to district–fully integrated. He was wondering why I didn’t tell him Owen was struggling with his autism in the moments we have had in between the meetings I sit for. I have always felt that I am there for the district and the other students–not to discuss my children. I have, of course, on occasion talked about the children. But what can I say?