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Saturday, September 20, 2014

welp, summer is gone folks

First day of the 3rd grade.
I don't know how this keeps happening.  I didn't realize it had been SO LONG since my last post.  The whole summer went by!  I guess that's what happens when I'm focusing on school, and working full time, and trying to run the Primary all at the same time.  So let's see...what's new?

I'm still at work and it's great.  It's hard but it's great.  My husband is working full time at a Nissan dealership and loving it.  Dante started his senior year of high school a few weeks ago.  Senior year!!  I don't know how that happened.  It seemed at first like we'd never get here, but at the same time it feels like I just had him.  It's a strange time warp.  Alex started 3rd grade and is doing wonderfully now that his accommodations are in place.  The small changes made by the 504 have been a huge help.  Also, it doesn't hurt that there's a new, more seasoned teacher and a new principal as well.  I like them both much better than the combo we had last year. 

The Primary is flowing nicely and thankfully, all of the people we lost over the summer have returned so we're better staffed.  My kids are almost ready for a rip to the temple and we're all pretty excited about it.  They've been working very hard at improving their behavior each week and I think they're just about ready.  We have a challenge in place where they're trying to earn the coins they need (they're filling a jar) before October, and I think they just might do it.

Now to the yarn.  I knit another yoked baby sweater for a friend/co-worker who is expecting a baby any day now.  You may recognize the buttons from Katie's etsy shop.  They're left over from the sweater I knit for Alex a few years ago.  They're perfect for this little gem.  The yarn is hand dyed and I bought it when I went out to California last summer to visit my parents.  The Yarn Yenta and I went to her favorite local yarn shop and I came home with this (among other things I won't mention here, lol).

Right now I'm working on another sweater.  I have six on the needles.  I just need to finish one already, lol.  I also have two pairs of socks, one shawl, and my Pop blanket still in progress.  Meanwhile, I designed a sock pattern for the Super Sock Scarefest, which will be released on October 1st.  If you're in the group, you'll get the pattern for free.  It will be released to the general knitting public after the 2014 round finished up. 

And since I'm in a confessing mood, I feel compelled to say that my good friend Heather and I took a pilgrimage up to Webs a few weeks ago.  You know you're in trouble when you walk in and see the shopping carts (like at the grocery store).  We got one just to be funny, and to have a place to put our purses.  We filled it with yarn.  I bought enough yarn to knit a sweater for every person in my immediate family, plus another skein of Noro Kureyon for my Pop blanket, and two skeins of sock yarn in ridiculous shades of red and pink, cause the last thing I needed was more sock yarn.  Oh well.  Such is life.