Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Of course, I could write something that sounds really grand....
After leaving Applied Biosystems some years ago, I've become president, no make that CEO of an accessories design & manufacturing firm. (O.K. so, I occasionally, sell a purse or scarf or two). And I've been volunteering my marketing talents for fund raising in several non-profit organizations (selling Boy Scout popcorn and Sally Foster gift wrap.)
Or, I could do what 95% of my classmates do and not write a thing.
Monday, October 23, 2006
The funny thing is wishing away DS didn't enter my mind at that moment, rather I'd love to have a sister for M.E. When Nicky was born, I heard other parents say they wouldn't wish away their child's DS. I couldn't understand this thought. But now, having DS is such a part of him, I just can't imagine him any other way. Does this mean I'm finally starting to accept it?
When Nicky was born Nate's favorite book was Flap Your Wings. It's the story of a pair of birds who come home to find a strange egg in their nest. They are quite sure it's not their egg, but they keep the egg warm, feed the baby that hatches and teach him to fly. The baby turns out not to be a bird at all.
On one of the many nights we sat at Nicky's bedside while he was in the NICU, Kim said "I feel a little like mother and father bird, we have this creature in our nest, he's not quite what we expected but he's in our nest so we have to feed
him and teach him how to fly." Suddenly I knew that everything was going to be all right. And it has been.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Saturday, August 05, 2006
First a hat for M.E. to go with her coat. She wanted a plain hat with "that smooth stitch" no cables or anything interesting.
Of course, Nicky thinks it "mine":
Another Chatelaine Shawl in Louisa Harding Kimono Angora. This is my own design based on a pattern from a Barbara Walker Treasury. It's knit from the top down. I wasn't quite sure how to end it, but was trying out short rows and thought it would make a neat shawl to have the points of the pattern diamonds as the edge.
I added beads to the cast-off edge. The edge was just a simple knitted cast-off instead of the knit 2, knit 2 together because I was afraid of running out of yarn, ended up with about 10 yards left.
Next the Hexagon bag. Ages ago, I was playing around with knitting quilt shapes, at the time I didn't know it could be called modular knitting. Each row of hexagons were knit around, not intarsia. It has an i-cord loop closure and a knotted i-cord "button". Knit from three colors of Patons Classic Merino. Only trouble was two different batches of winter white, one felted much better than the other.
Finally, a hat scarf combo out of Elann Peruvian Alpaca based on a pattern from BW's first treasury. Started the scarf sometime last fall, decided to add a hat.
Modeled again by M.E.
Friday, August 04, 2006
- Scoot everywhere on his bottom,
- Sign or say more than 100 words,
- Put together 2 and 3 word sentences (e.g. "Mommy no sing" everyone's a critic <sigh> ),
- communicate his needs & wants,
- Take his clothes off and put some on,
- Follow directions when he wants to,
- Throw an object hard & fast,
- charm the pants off everyone he meets...and a million other things
In other words be a "normal child" whatever that is.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
He said "nice" and he wasn't talking about the pattern. Don't think I look as good but it's finished. I had a heck of a time getting gauge and when I did the fabric didn't drape. So, it was knit using the number of stitches for the x-small but medium dimensions for everything else.
Yarn: Berroco Denim Silk, Stone washed (1413)
Pattern: Trish from Berroco book #215