Adjustments

So, the knitting has been in full force.  I finished the shawl last night, but it needs blocking before I get full photos of it.

shawl



I've been continuing with some simple block sewing.  I'm nearly done with my Sparkling Pond quilt top.  I'd love to get it fully finished in time to put on our bed for spring.

more sparkling pond blocks


But...no block design lately.

I'm still in my funk.

We've had to get Henry tested for developmental delay.  He's been lagging behind in some physical skills and now we've noticed a decline in his speech and social skills.  He saw some school therapists this week.  We'll know more about the plan for treatment in a couple of weeks.  But it is a lot to take in and adjust to. 

So, for now, I may wrap up in my shawl and get back to knitting the green mittens and watching Jane Austen movies.  Thanks for being patient with me.

17 comments:

Kylie said...

Hi Melinda,
It sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now. That must be hard. Love your gorgeous green blocks :) Thinking of you,
Kylie xx

Angela said...

It all looks great! Baby steps. Crafting helps keep us sane...not drive us the other way.

Amy Friend said...

I think it is great that you noticed those things now. You are on the right track to getting him the help that he needs. I know it isn't easy. My sister has gone through this with both of her boys.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love your sparkling pond blocks. I hope the meetings, etc. about Henry go well and you get plenty of good support. Take care x

melissa said...

sending you lots of love.
glad you have some comfort crafting to help you through the stresses.

angela said...

Knitting and Jane Austin films is a very comforting way to spend the days.

Good thoughts going your way for Henry.

Prof. S said...

Crafting is good therapy (and I bet Henry hugs are too!). Wishing you all the best, -- Jennifer

Prof. S said...

Crafting is good therapy (and I bet Henry hugs are too!). Wishing you all the best, -- Jennifer

kat said...

Let's talk...I'm currently so stuffed up with a cold talking is easier said than done, but I'll give you a ring later in the week. Hold onto the light!

Freddie said...

Always a worry when children aren't doing quite as well as expected. I am sure all will be well though, not everyone develops at the same speed.
Love the soft greens of your stripey blocks.

Muriƫl said...

Just take it easy, Melinda. There is no need to stress over your crafting or bees. Please take care of your family first, that is the most important thing! I hope you'll find some good support for Henry.

Anna said...

thinking of you and henry.

Lindsey said...

I'm praying for you guys. I pray that you find the right way to more forward and comfort and peace until that way presents its self.

Tania said...

Your shawl is a beauty. And I can imagine that garter stitch therapy is exactly what the doctor ordered. Need another one? Maybe you like the look of tone of these (I've been squinting sideways at them)...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/line-break

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stripe-study-shawl

Carla said...

Oh I love me a pretty string quilt!

cmvs said...

do you know the book "leo the late bloomer"? it's one of my favorites. as an early childhood educator i can assure you that lots of kids who might seem a little behind at first, will blossom and bloom in their own time. henry is so lucky to have such attentive, supportive and conscientious parents. with your love and support i know he will do just fine.

oh and your shawl is ridiculously beautiful. that yarn! ooh i am totally a madelinetosh fan as well- isn't it the best?!

karen said...

Melinda, you're shawl is beautiful. Knitting can be so very comforting at times. I wish you and your family strength during what sounds like a difficult time.

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