Welcome back…. To me.

WARNING… whereas this is indeed a YoPyr4 post… I have many other things to chat about… As this is a catch up post as well.

Let me start off by saying… There are no excuses for my non-existence in the blogosphere these past few weeks.  None whatsoever.  

Over the last while I have had interviews for the next stages of per,aren’t employment with the school board I work for.  And I now have to anxiously wait until July or August to hear if “I made it” or not.  So I am anxiously awaiting that.

At the beginning of March I was up at the crack of dawn to log onto the toronto parks and rec website to register my two boys for camps for the summer.  In this venture I was extremely successful… I managed to secure spots for both boys at a local day camps for 9 out of 10 weeks this summer… As the 10 week we will be up at my mom and dads trailer resort in a housekeeping cottage… “Getting away from it all”

The 9 weeks of camp was a big weight off my shoulders… And what is even better… Is I didn’t have to pay anything!  The city has toronto has made a few of their community centres “priority centres” which means the programs that are offered there are FREE.  Same quality of programs as everywhere else just $0.00!! 

So now we get further into March… Where I find myself worki feverishly to finish off a sock monkey set for a friend of mine, who wants to purchase it for a friend of hers.

 

This is it pictured here… Still with eyes needed for the slippers and the head of the lovey blanket.  And some ends need to be woven in. 

At the start of  the March Break I thought I would be neat to cast on a shawl pattern I found on Knitty.com… With the idea I could start and finish it over March break… Well my body had other ideas.  I got terrible sick during that week and sleep most of the Tuesday and into the wednesday… So alas… The shawl did not get completed In a week.  And is still not completed to this day… As real life often gets in the way and is a huge barrier to my knitting (and crocheting) progress.

This is a photo of what it should look like when it is done… Which will be very soon I guess… As I only have 15 or so rows to go.

 

It is called WAVEDECK designed by Kate Atherly.

I did however, manage to make a cute little rib it sweater for a baby shower I went to yesterday… Yet stupidly forgot to photograph it.

This is a picture from the pattern… Which is easily found on Yarnspirations.com 

I also started a cute crocheted granny square-type of poncho.  It requires 64 squares and 4 half squares.  I have 12 done… So this is the picture of the one from the pattern.  It is a lion brand pattern.  

  

If you have read many of my blog entries in past… This is what you should know about me…I work with special needs children & I love my job.  This year I am in a school covering a maternity leave. Primarily my experience is with children on the Autistic Spectrum.  And I have been doing this kind of work for many many years.  

Last week was autism awareness week… And Thursday, April 2nd was world autism awareness day… Where people from far and wide were encouraged to wear blue to represent autism awareness.  My sons and I did… As we have in past… Yet this year I was lucky enough to be in the presence of and amazing staff at the school I am at who all participated in educating the students and the community of this neurological disorder all week.  The following are just a few photographs of the hallway outside the library.

  

This is a bulletin board display solely done by a grade eight student on the stertrum.  It is amazing.

 

 

And this is a TWITTER WALL where students and community members could write their thoughts and feelings about what they learned throughout the course of the week.

 

And this tweet stole the show… Right from the mind of the young man that created the bulletin board.  AMAZING.

MY APOLOGIES for so much of this post being less to do with knitting… But more to do with other things… But I felt it only fair to mention them all… As they are what has been keeping me from my knitting 😉

Before I go… Let me leave you with one last photo… The lights of my world… And life’s biggest distraction… My boys 😉 

  

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4 thoughts on “Welcome back…. To me.

  1. Must be a huge relief to have the summer plans settled! And even better if it comes in cheaper than planned! I missed Knit Night last week (temporary crown) and might miss it next week (permanent crown appointment) but we’ll catch up soon. The boys look very handsome – the little one looks quite dangerously charming!

    • We missed you!
      I hope you feel better soon!
      The little one is wicked… Wicked and dangerous…. And handsome 😉
      The big one is darling and lovely…. And handsome 😉

  2. Lovely catch-up post, and great projects.

    I enjoyed reading about Autism Week – one of my sons is currently undergoing diagnosis for Aspergers, so it’s a topic close to my heart.

  3. Lovely to read about Autism Week; it’s a topic I’m learning more and more about as I become a SENCO (special educational needs co-ordinator) at my school. Fascinating stuff, and great to hear the children’s voices.

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