April 27, 2007

It May Not Be A Lot

I've been trying, very hard, to get things done. But it's really not happening. I'm making progress, but not much.

Starting with the Little Bunny Foo Foo Socks:

No, I didn't finish them. But I did finish one. And I couldn't wait to show you. I'm about 50% done with the second one. But again, one sock won't do anyone good unless you are a one legged person, which I am not.

I've also been working on the Cabled Tunic, but two or three rows really isn't working out too well. I'd have to do one 24 row repeat to see a noticable difference, you know? Cables are endless!

I made a gauge swatch out of the Lana Grossa Elastico yarn:

It's going to make a Diamond Sweater by Debbie Bliss for Scout. I've actually knit this sweater twice, (one in cream Debbie Bliss Wool/Cotton and another in some Sirdar Snuggly in a pale pink shade).

So that's it really. Not much to even blog about.

Other things to note in life:

I spoke with my therapist on Tuesday morning and we went over the DSM, (which is a book that psychiatrists/pyschologists/therapists use to follow the criteria, and diagnose, mental/behavioral disorders). Jem has 9 out of 9 under the ADD symptoms guidelines. He has 8 out of 9 under the ADHD symptoms. I've spoken with his therapist as well. We have a psychiatric evaluation on May 9th and then we can go from there. I know there is much controversy about diagnosing and medicating, but it seems it's our last option as this point. And I'm really hoping that it will help him.

We still have Scarlett, though I don't know for how long. We haven't found anyone who can take her, which makes things hard because I really don't want to take her to a shelter not knowing what will happen to her, you know?

I went the LYS, again, for the sale and bought two more skeins of cashmere. I'm thinking I, (might), try Eunny Jang's Anemoi Mittens. I'm not sure, mind you. But I might. They'd be awfully pretty in baby blue and white cashmere, don't you think?

Not much else to report really. I did finish Scout's letters for the bedroom, but I couldn't take a nice enough picture. Believe me when I say they look great! Jem says he wants his done too, so I will do his next week.

This weekend, you ask? Tomorrow, I'm going to have my nails done. (It's time for a fill.) I'm also going to catch up on my blog reading, since it's been about a week. I plan on making lasagna, (from scratch), and maybe something from The Cake Book. (If you are a baker or you just plain ♥ cake, get this book!) Sunday, I'm going to sand and paint Jem's dresser, (it's pink and white...he wants blue and white). Then Shawn and I are going to paint our bedroom.

Pictures to follow...


Rose Red said...

I'd say you've been pretty busy! The bunny foo foo socks look great.

Meg said...

So, I love the colors in the bunny foo foo socks... I really have to get my act together and order some because every single time you post a different colorway, I go into shock.

I'm happy things are working out with your son. At least you have a better grasp on what is going on now.

Is the diamond sweater the beaded one from special knits?

Have fun getting your nails done. That is a luxury I've been thinking about for about 9 months now!

tiennie said...

The LBFF socks are so pretty. Love how the pattern breaks up the colors.

About Jem - you should do what's best for you and your family and especially Jem. Don't worry about what others want you to do.

Rebecca said...

how is that Elastico yarn? is it really elastic?

wow. that must be rough with Jem and all his symptoms. i hope you find some balance for him and your family.

those Anemoi Mittens would be lovely in white and blue. go for it!

i've thought about getting my nails done, but since i've been working with horses of late, it seems silly. but i so need a manicure! lucky you!

elan said...

I went through the ADD diagnoses process with our middle son. Do what is right for you & your family. I want you to know that it seems to get better with age & maturity. They are some of the most successful adults out there despite problems at school, if school is difficult search for something he can succeed & thrive at, for Jimmy it's music.