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Task Avoidance April 10, 2007

Filed under: Autism,Charity Knits,Family,In Progress — katy @ 2:16 pm

Today is the last day of Cameron and Gracie’s school holiday.  Sadly, it wasn’t as enjoyable as past ones.  It seems less about spending time with me and more about their friends.  I am not prepared.  Owen enjoyed just a few days off.  We went rollerskating with the local Autism Society.  But even that had its ups and downs.  His buddy Meg was there but no recognition between the two of them (they go to different schools now).  Owen was more interested in skeeball than rollerskating and some kid was tailing him the whole time.  And not in a good way.  Cameron and Gracie skipped rollerskating. 

I should start work on a shawl for Owen’s dinner dance but I am knitting up a no brainer scarf from the stash.  All the knitting is finished on the top down cardi.  Blocking, some sort of ties, and sleeve length issues are all that is left.  And the ends.  I still haven’t gotten anyone to photograph the Shetland Trainangle scarf.  I started a sleeve for the Hexagon Coat but Lite Lopi is not the most gratifying yarn to knit with.

Goodness knows where the camera is so no pictures today. 


7 Responses to “Task Avoidance”

  1. Chris Says:

    I have the kit for Hues In Horizontal from a Knitter’s issue. 1 sleeve done, 1 started. I hate Lopi Lite!! Ah well, back to the Socks That Rock shawl.

  2. Carole Says:

    I love it when Hannah wants to hang out with her friends. It lets me right off the hook! Hope you can adjust.

  3. Kris Says:

    Anna Grace is starting that thing of wanting to be more and more independent from me. It is hard. I don’t know what I’ll do when she reaches Cam and Gracie’s age. Self medicate, I suppose!

  4. Vicki Says:

    I still have a hard time with vacations and “they ain’t what they used to be”* — and I have two in college (or at least college-age)!!

    *Meaning when I was the dictator of this family and didn’t even know it! It is a common lament around here, that I miss those days when I was The Boss.**

    **Not that one.

    Chin up, Katy. ((hug))

  5. Orli Says:

    hmmm…I think you are in a bit of a funk. I can relate.
    Well, it’s good Gracie and Cam are enjoying having friends, in the long run it’s for the best. I also had almost a week off…and to be honest despite not having enough time to knit, I’m happy to be back in the office…I can’t knit too much anyway, as my arms get tierd of it.
    I love Rollerskating…it roller blade…never did buy my self those.

  6. Nancy Says:

    Wow already off with friends, huh? Avery spent one evening with his best friend who invited him to celebrate Passover.

    It’s hard when they get more independent I suppose. Of course I’m evil, I can’t wait;)

    I’m sure I’ll feel differently when it actually happens.

  7. Angi Says:

    The bittersweetness of my children coming into their own and needing to be with me less, has taken me by surprise every time. I have to “On Purpose” celebrate their steps toward independence, and continue to remind myself that it’s a good thing.

    Hugs to you.

    Thanks for commenting on Sarah’s first post!

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