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The Family Jewels August 30, 2007

Filed under: Autism,Family,In Progress,Socks,Work — katy @ 10:48 am

Dsc01739One of the reps at the shop came in wearing this beauty and it had to be mine!  Completely appropriate–it was the day after I discovered my BIG mistake on St. Brigid.  Cabling without a needle didn’t work so well for me on that sleeve so I thought a sterling silver cable needle hanging around my neck might help.  It’s lovely.  And heavy.  I was an indentured servant for several days but I was finally payed up at 11am on Saturday.  If anyone is interested in the necklace, let me know–I can send more pictures too.  They sell for $160 plus shipping.

Life has been a bit nutty with Owen home.  He has been very clingy and 12 hours of him hanging on me, requesting "tickle bombs" is draining.  He is actually at his teacher’s house now for a couple of hours, hanging out with her kids and going in the pool.  It’s a nice little break.  I feel absolutely awful about it as he has such a short vacation but when he isn’t requesting tickle bombs–he wants to go get a "donut".  We have to do something about that.  He only likes pink frosted sprinkle Dunkin Donuts.  I think he would alternate between everything bagel with butter and donuts if he could.

Knitting…not so much.  I finished the Neapolitan sock but it is hanging at Granny’s.  The worsted weight socks for my brother are a bit stalled.  I couldn’t get the toe decreases right.  I asked my mom to finish it for me–she is my brother’s mother–GASP!  She insists I conquer my dpn fears.  Honestly, I learned on dpns–I made Sunny’s Mittens with some handspun as my first real knitting project.  I just suck at them.

Oh yea…Owen’s meeting went well.  The coordinator doesn’t plan on doing 10 block trials of verbal imitation.  Hurray!!


8 Responses to “The Family Jewels”

  1. Nancy J Says:

    OK, so just where might one find a silver cable needle on a silver chain besides around your neck?

  2. Shanti Says:

    What an excellent idea. I usually cable without a cable needle, but to be honest, I think having such a lovely knitting tool would send me back to using one!

    Don’t feel too awful about Owen being with his teacher for a little while. Having you a little better rested and relaxed will make things that much better for him when he comes back, right?

  3. margene Says:

    Ooo, it’s so pretty! Even if you didn’t use it it would be fun to wear. Your mom is right, right? You can do it…you need to do and it won’t be that hard once you have done it! ;-D

  4. Erika Says:

    Love the needle necklace! I totally feel your pain on the clinginess. These are the moments when I feel Claire’s been put on earth to teach me serenity and patience. Yeah, that’s the ticket 😉

  5. Risa Says:

    Now if I had a sterling cable needle on a necklace I might actually use one too. How very clever!

    I’ve been dealing with clingy child do as both the twins have had the croup this week. Ick. I’m glad to go to work 🙂

  6. Kim Says:

    Hooray, indeed!! That’s great news!

    It’s great that Owen’s teacher took him for a few hours. Every mom needs a break now & again!

    Love the sterling silver cable needle. Puurrrrr.

  7. Orli Grobler Says:

    Watched an episode of House yesterday…which ad a kid with Autism…but I missed the first 20 min. Don’t feel bad, we all need a little break. Ed and I just spent a week with Gil, it’s not easy keeping him entertained…he wants “to go places”
    I don’t fear dpn’s but I don’t really like them, it’s a lot of work. I have to use needle guards or I loose my sts. and even though using the short ones help it’s still not so fast and makes me feel quite clumsy.
    I’m slowly, slowly trying to finish a baby bolero for a baby born 7/16/07, pretty soon she’ll out grow it, just one sleeve and one button to go.

  8. So funny. I noticed your necklace when I was in the shop this weekend (remember, you were busy pushing anythign you could think of on me. I held stong. but will be back on Saturday!)
    So pretty!

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