But first, a knitting update. The Red Head Pullover is still on the needles. It continues to look small to me, but I measured it against a sweater that fits Older Son and it looks to be the correct size. I decided on EZ's "Shirt-Yoke" shoulder shaping (from Knitting Workshop). I've had some problems with it, but seem to be progressing reasonably well now. The second incarnation of the Halloween Socks are moving along as well. The first of the pair has been completed and tried on and although still a bit snug deemed to fit well enough that I had to forcibly remove it from Younger Son's foot. A few birthdays loom in the near future, knitting for them shall begin soon-ish.
Also of Note, I've had some connectivity problems, though not technical. I'm blogging to you from a borrowed laptop, which the current owner (Dave) has had and will presumably have in the future some need of. So. If I disappear again you'll know where I've gone. My next-to-last post was sent from a different computer which was good except that for reasons too convoluted to go into here I've now lost all my e-mail. So if you were expecting an e-mail from me please e-mail again. (Liz, if you're still there I wanted to answer your comment via e-mail but lost it.)
A brief update on Younger Son's problems. The school has decided to work with us (yeah!) and have not only provided me with a name but have also undertaken to speak to the parties involved and "express my concerns" to them.
Now along the lines of What Good Is A Forum If You Don't Egregiously Abuse It...
A NOTE TO THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE
If you see that the garbage can in the kitchen is overflowing, that is, that the contents therein are spilling out over the top of the can and onto the floor and environs of the can; LET THIS BE A SIGN UNTO YOU that the garbage can is full and that the bag within it should be removed and tied at the top and taken to the place outside of the kitchen in the back yard where such full and tied at the top bags are kept until those whose livelihood it is to collect such full and tied at the top bags do come to collect them, which day being the fourth day of the week in the morning hours. And when you return to the kitchen, I beseech you, do not leave the garbage can standing empty and forlorn, but have pity and fill its bareness with a new garbage bag which you will find at hand in the closet in the kitchen wherein they have been kept lo, these many long months. Also, if you approach the garbage can with the thought to put some thing therein which you do have in your hand, but deem that the space within the garbage can is insufficient to hold that which you have in your hand, forswear, I implore you, to leave said thing sitting on the floor beside the garbage can for this is NOT THE SAME as placing this thing into the garbage can, in that this thing may not be removed in a bag which is tied at the top and taken to the place outside the kitchen in the back yard where such full bags are kept, and may not then be removed by those whose livelihood it is to collect such full and tied at the top bags on the fourth day of the week in the morning hours. Forsooth, fetch a NEW and EMPTY bag from the closet in the kitchen where such have been kept from time immemorial and place the thing you hold in your hand but that the space within the garbage can is insufficient to hold within the NEW and EMPTY bag. Tie this bag at the top and take it to the place outside the kitchen in the back yard where such tied at the top bags are kept until they are collected by those whose livelihood it is to collect such, which being the fourth day of the week in the morning hours.
6 years ago