Now then, onto the Early Childhood Development ladies. Two of them came over to play with little man this morning and found out that, other than his delayed speech, he is excelling and even performing some higher-level skills. My response to their discovery: Well DUH! That's what I told you. Honestly... Then the Speech Pathologist worked with him and concluded that his level of speech correlates with about a 12mo old's. Again, no surprise. So, the plan as of this morning is that they will come by bimonthly for a while and see how it goes. I'll keep you posted. However, he is now saying: "doggie", "baybee" (more often), "nigh nigh", and "moon". Small steps.
Now for some knitting :) Here is a picture of the luscious yarn from Deb at Fearless Fibers in the Alaska colorway. This will be a sweater for little man (Relax, I do have more than one skein). This will be my first sweater - so any input on an easy pattern would be appreciated :) "How is this her first sweater?" you may be asking yourself. Well I will tell you! Usually, when it comes to new knitting patterns/techniques, I try it out on myself first so I can work out the kinks. With the arrival of the minions I haven't exactly enjoyed a stable weight - hence no sweaters. It will be an adventure! I think he likes it!
Wait for it.....
CASHMERE! This little diddy has been in my stash for a while now - I've been waiting for the opportune moment for a little self-indulgence. See Anne... (did you see what I just did there? Ha ha! Way too excited over a link!) I too have cashmere, just not as much :) I think that this little gem and I will become better acquainted after the Christmas projects are completed. Could I possibly be so frivolous as to make myself some cashmere socks? Hmmm. I guess you'll just have to wait and see! This is also from Deb who has other yummy yummy cashmere that I have been coveting on her ETSY site: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=32548. Anne knows all about my cashmere woes. The knife just plunges deeper and deeper every time I go and check to see if it is still there. So by all means, go and gobble it up so my misery can end.
It just doesn't get any rounder than this does it?