Saturday, August 22, 2009

Knitting and other news

Sadly, the green sock in my last post is definitely going to get frogged :( I thought I'd just live with the dropped stitch and fix it somehow, but then I tried the sock on and it's too tight around the ankle. So, I have to frog it back anyway to make the heel flap longer to fix that, so I might as well go all the way and fix the dropped stitch properly anyway, right? This means that the project has been relegated. To the back of the line. I was going along so well with it too :(

And note to self... next time I decide to make a striped v-neck vest.... DON'T. Doing stripes on shoulder straps is extremely annoying and fiddly. If I ever feel like doing that again I should read this post to stop myself.

In non-knitting news, my littlest big boy, M, started pre-entry kindy yesterday. Yes, I know it's week 5. He's missed half the term. He's not actually supposed to start until next term, but he's recently been diagnosed with a severe speech delay :( SEVERE. Apparently this qualifies him to get an early start at kindy. He's been going fortnightly anyway to occasional care, which he loves. He was initially sad that he would no longer be going to the OC room, but got over that pretty quickly. When I went to pick him up yesterday he burst into tears crying "I don't want to go!" So I'm guessing he liked it. He'll do two session of kindy next term and then start fulltime kindy as planned next year. Hopefully this will help him along a bit more with the speech thing. We are now doing a pretty intensive speech program with him and seeing a private speech pathologist for it (just as an aside, if anyone is looking for a new, lucrative career, then speech pathology would be my suggestion). The biggest challenge for me has been trying to get a 3yo to sit and focus on saying sounds and words correctly for more than a few minutes at a time. It's exhausting! But he's going well.

Hopefully I'll have an FO to show off one of these days. It's slow going at the moment.


Sarah Bean said...

Yep, that sounds like a challenge alright. The sitting down and practising words bit... wouldn't like to try that with mine!

Stitch Sista said...

Sounds tough. Hope the speechie helps.