The concert was fabulous. Owen walked in like he owned the place. He has this swagger and I see it when we do new things–like the first time we went to the movies–he has to lead the way and always looks like he’s been doing it forever. We spread our blanket out on the ground and he plopped himself down and went digging into the picnic bag for his bagel and a juice box. There were little autistic moments like everyone should be on the blanket–no limbs or objects hanging off. And then–when a song came on that he really likes–he was up and dancing. Cameron and Gracie enjoyed themselves as well. My niece came too. She is more familiar with their non-kid music but liked it anyway. And Owen really liked her. Cameron and Grace would have preferred seats but for our first concert experience–I think it was absolutely terrific!
Not much knitting going on. Ann pointed out I was doing my decreases wrong on the Ruffles & Ridges shawl. Sigh. I always slipped knitwise until Ann, Peggy and Ricki were looking at a heel of a sock I knit. They liked the design and informed me most heel slips are purlwise. So, I think I started slipping everything purlwise. Sure enough, this baby is supposed to be slipped knitwise. I am not sure it is worth ripping back on it. My mom insists you can manipulate the stitches to look right. I think I trust her. Aside from that I spent 4 hours winding the Cherry Tree Hill Merino laceweight. That was a real drag.
On a side note…did anyone else notice that Alice Starmore is wearing St. Brigid in the Vogue Knitting interview photo!