Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Yarn along

Just wanted to share what I am knitting and reading this week.
I have been knitting on this project WAY too long. I dont want to look at my checkbook register to see when I purchased the yarn and started this pair of socks.( back in April I am thinking) I am just so relieved that its relatively easy. Its called the Weasley Homestead on Ravelry and I am using Plymouth Yarn "sockotta"..... I am knitting them for myself. I love my handknit socks and I am not sure if other people understand the time and effort that I put into it. Plus the cost of the nicer yarns. Now that I have a little one in the house again I really dont get as much knitting time as I used to have. But thats okay, I wanted my life to be like this. Full of tea parties and laughter. Mornings of snuggling in bed and watching Sesame Street.
Right now I am reading two books. (a few others but mainly these) "Early Communication Skills for children with Down Syndrome". Its a guide for parents and professionals. Since we have home schooled our first three children I am having a bit of a dilemma in the schooling dept with number four. I dont feel qualified to home school her for the long haul. But I am not ready to load her up on the little yellow bus just yet. We have been together as a family for a year, but in the states a year come August. It just feels too soon. She is doing remarkably well. Weve prayed and asked around and right now are leaning towards keeping her home this year and also checking into the services available in the public school system. Meaning Physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
I am open,
and being very careful.
The bonding and attachment process has gone rather well.
I couldn't be happier.
She is exhibiting unusual mannerisms after a week at VBS so I am keeping a close eye on her and hoping that it will subside. There are some mommy and me type activities going on in our community that I have on my "to do" list as well.Plus later in July our church will start a Wednesday night program that I will go to with her. that will give her time with other children once a week. Its hard for me to see
The second book I am "reading" is a "Painting People in Watercolor" book. I have a few paintings in the works and thought i would re visit this book for tips. If youd like to come take a peek on Friday you can see what Ive been doing during naptime. I have a book on order from Amazon,The heart of the Artist
lookie lookie!!!!
Son just brought the mail in!
I just LOOOOVE a new book to read.
I hope to be able to share with you about it next week. Its about being an artist and where that intersects with our faith. Very good topic for someone like me, struggling to find my artistic voice, learning to love ALL of me.

These two photos are just a little added bonus. Little G is signing and acting like a monkey. She loves that and kangaroo! You can see the mischief in her eyes on the other photo..... hmmm what can I do next???


  1. I love hand-knitted socks...but I've never made any...because I'm not brave enough to start knitting something which will require to be knitted 2 times... for me, I'm pretty sure the adventure would end after binding off the first sock... :P

  2. I'm about to start on a sock knitting marathon, too.

    Follow your heart as to how long you homeschool your little love. We homeschooled our special needs son and, while he still has some issues, he's so much better off from being taught with love. Just take it one day at a time.

    Thanks for stopping by.


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