Life, as usual, is chaotic. But knitting has actually been plentiful. Gracie’s vest is finished and she hates it. I am working on the Shetland Triangle Shawl from Wrap Style and enjoying it’s simplicity. My new needle from Knit Picks arrived and I love it. The Options Set is on my Christmas list. I might even ask for another magnetic chart keeper. I love that too.
Victorian Lace Today arrived with the needle and I like that a lot too. I see several projects I would like to make. I have been on the fence about Arctic Lace. On the one hand, I lived in Alaska–so the book interests me. On the other hand, the patterns don’t look as exciting as I hoped. My mothers library never ceases to amaze! She showed me some of her very old books–including Lady’s Knitting, Netting & Crochet Book by Jane Gaugain from 1848. It’s beautiful.
Thanks so much for all of the well wishes for Cameron’s conference. Needless to say, it didn’t go well. The district is still pushing to move him to a self-contained placement. They refuse to let me even tour the inclusion class. I have, of course, spent the day on the phone with a lawyer and various education bureaucrats from Albany to D.C. Thursday I will be touring an accredited private school.
Tonight is Gracie’s school play. She has just a small role as an extra but seems happy enough. I somehow agreed–Kevin too–to host the cast party Friday night. A cast of 70 middle schoolers. What were we thinking?