Saturday, November 25, 2006
At least I've been knitting
Virtually no time for writing right now, between sick kids, husband with back pain, and my own battle against the monthly migraine. I haven't mentioned it much here, but my daughter Emma is 'gifted' and skipped kindergarten last year. She's six and in Second Grade now, and while she's doing great academically (if anything, she's bored because the work is still too easy for her), there have been some social issues. It's hard to believe, but she's already being identified as 'different' by the other kids and left out a lot. As a parent, it's a huge challenge for me to find the right mix for her, and I'm finding that it requires a great deal of time and focus. Consequently, writing has had to fall by the wayside these last few weeks. But there has been knitting, which has helped me stay sane through it all.
I finally finished those Socktoberfest socks –
Dennis' pair in Blue Brick Wall:
My Baby Cable Rib pair in Siren Song:
And I've even managed a little bit of felting for the Get Felted! knitalong at Romancing the Yarn:
The girls love them, and it makes me feel great to see them so happy.