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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Knitting a Scarf and a Parents Evening

I had a break from working on Chrysanthemum Fairy and decided to have a go at an easy scarf pattern that was linked on Black Sheep Wools Facebook page. I did not have the yarn they used so looked in my stash and found some King Cole Inspire in shade  932. The yarn is 35% Cotton, 30% Superwash Wool and 35% Acrylic. It has a slight slubby texture in that the yarn isn't a consistent thickness, nevertheless I have started this scarf and my progress is below.

I intend to do the scarf again when I have completed this one in the recommended yarn and if anyone is interested in the pattern here is the link at Black Sheep Wools.

Black Sheep Wools Lacey Stripey Scarf Pattern

Yesterday evening I went to my son's Parent's Evening. He is currently studying for a Level 2 in Art and Design. To say that we are over the moon would be an understatement. Tom has Asperger's Syndrome spent all his school years at a special school, two years at a specialist college and 1 year doing a learning for living course. This is the first course that he has undertaken which was his choosing and he absolutely loves it. The tutor said he was a joy to teach, there is no reason why he cannot go on next year to study the level 3 course for two years  which is equivalent to A levels and she felt that potentially he could go on to University. This is such an achievement for a boy who did not speak until he was 5 1/2 years old and then his first word was Sainsburys as he was reading a signpost. We also discovered that he writes poetry. Tom says very little and when he does speak he does struggle at conveying what he wants to get across. Yet if he can write to you it is perfectly clear and in context. As you can imagine there is one very proud Mum here.



4 comments:

  1. Your scarf is so pretty and I can imagine how proud you are of Tom! That is wonderful that he's found a course that he loves so much--I'm sure he has a bright future :)

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    1. Thank you Carol, I have been very naughty and started my second scarf using the recommended yarn. It is working up a treat, will post about it tomorrow.

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  2. What a great scarf and congrats to your son.

    Linda

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