where i’ve been hiding

A yarn shop opened about 3 blocks from my house.  Honestly if my little town would get a quilt shop I would never have to leave the city limits again.

At my first stop, I found the yarn.  Then came home to start knitting and realized I didn’t have a size 2 needle.  No problem.  All I had to do was walk back up the hill.  At this point, I knew I had to switch to a size 6 for the crown, but did I check to see if I had a 6 – of course not.  A couple of days later the brim was done, I was digging for 6 but only came up with 8 and 9.  No problem.  I really like having a yarn shop in town.

The pattern is “aloof” from hattitude, a book of knitted hats that a friend gave me for the birthday.

I’ve also been working on a quilt.

I’ve have definitely been eating far too many of these.

I’ve been patching jeans.

I’ve also discovered that iLs takes a serious commitment.  I didn’t really think an hour a day, 5 times a week would really bite into a schedule, but it does.

The other thing I didn’t expect was to see a such change in him, but that’s a story for another day.

There has also been play dough.  This time it’s blue.

play dough

1 cup flour

1/3 cup salt

1 Tablespoon cream of tartar

1 cup of water

1 Tablespoon oil

liquid food coloring

Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, water, and oil.  Place over low heat.  Stirring constantly until it is the consistency of mashed potatoes.  Remove from heat.  Add food coloring.  Stir until color is blended.  Knead dough until smooth.

2 thoughts on “where i’ve been hiding

  1. Heather says:

    we did a similar listening program with Douglas for sensory stuff, through his OT (we call it “Body School”). It has been about a year since we stopped. I’d love to compare programs.

    The local autism support center has actually become local ( a mile or so away) instead of local 45 minute drive away. In New England, miles on the road vs. how the crow flies makes a big difference!

    Love the quilts. Do you patch with reinforced fabric on the jeans or just the fabric. Our blow outs are many, and the pockets aren’t deep (for replacements)

  2. mybricole says:

    hi Heather,
    I’m working on a post about iLs right now. We bit the bullet and bought a system to use at home and then we go to OT once a week. It’s some pretty cool stuff.
    It’s kind of funny because those jeans were brand new, but distressed with holes. I knew they would just rip out on the playground so I patched them as a preemptive strike against bigger holes. I use a bit of fusible web underneath. These jeans still had the shredded bits so I just did the outside, but if there is a empty spot I will give extra support with some sort of iron on patch on the back too.

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