|Today Dom's therapist came to me at the end of his shift to bring me his art from the afternoon. On one, he had drawn a happy triangle all by himself. Drawing shapes is something he has been working on for probably a year now. |
Then she also gave me a picture he had colored and he wrote his name at the bottom of the page! She said she didn't tell him to do it. Her back was turned and he said "Look! By Dominic!" She thought maybe it was something we had been working on with him. He's been able to spell his name for a while now by typing it on the computer. I had no idea he was able to write it. He just learned how to hold a pen correctly last week. I'm so proud of him. :D
|Dom's last day of preschool for this school year was last Thursday. He's going to be doing another year of preschool next year (hopefully at the same school - still waiting to hear from the school district about that!). There was a little performance from both preschool classes. They had to stand on risers and sing a couple of songs with hand motions. Dom spent most of the time in the very back row checking out the ocean mural that was on the wall. He was supposed to be in the front so we could see him since he's such a shorty. By the time the class started the last song, he'd decided that singing would be fun after all and made his way up to the middle row where I could partly see his forehead. lol After the singing the kids had to sit on the floor in front of the risers while the teachers called them up one by one for an award. Dom was called near the end, but he sat very patiently and clapped for the other kids. As soon as his name was called he jumped up and ran over to his teacher to get his award. I told him to smile for the camera and he gave me a thumbs up. Well done, Dom. :)|
|I started these socks a year ago and finally finished. Yay! I love these socks. They hug my feet and the yarn is so soft but feels really sturdy. Love. Love. Love.|
Pattern: Pomatomus by Cookie A.
Yarn: Zen String Bambewe Fingering in Truffle (sock club exclusive colorway)
Needles: 1 1/2
|One of my childhood friends just had her first baby a couple weeks ago. This yarn was slotted for socks for Mike, but I thought it'd make a perfect cardigan/booties set. He's a little upset about it, but I think he'll get over it. ;)|
Pattern: Offset Wraplan and Perfect Little Booties
Yarn: A Swell Yarn Shop Duet Sock Yarn in Army Guy
Needles: 3's for the cardi and 5's for the booties
I didn't make any modifications to either pattern. The cardigan pattern had some errors when it came to the collar. Definitely check the math before you begin that part. The designer just repeated row 1 of the body for row 2 of the
collar, but that makes it backwards and the math is wrong. There should
be 98 sts if you do it the way the pattern states, but you only pick up
Row 2 of the collar for size 0-3 months should say: k1, k2tog, pm, ssk, k14, k2tog, pm, ssk, k26, k2tog, pm, ssk, k14, k2tog, pm, ssk, k19
row 4 of the collar, do not decrease before the first marker - k those
1st two sts of each RS row. Decrease normally over the rest of the sts.The bootie pattern turned out very cute. The short rows for the top of the foot were a little confusing at first, but I figured it out on the second try. It's helpful that I'm familiar with short rows.
|Look! A crocheted project! ;)|
Pattern: Marvelous Fulled Mini Tote Bag
Yarn: Little Turtle Knits 3-ply Farm Yarn in Plum
Hook: K hook
This was a very simple and quick project. I made it for a sock kit swap I'm participating in. I think it only took about 2-3 hours total. The yarn did fade quite a bit when I felted it, but I still love the color - it's just a bit more muted now. The yarn felted up well enough. I did have to stick a couple pairs of the husband's work pants in with it in my top-loader, though.