Hey… betcha thought I was backin’ out of the whole Twisted Tuesday thing! Nope. Just hadn’t gotten my act together.
That’s all changed.
I got the spinning wheel out and started spinning up some more of the roving that I purchased at Madrona. This time I’m working on some roving from Chameleon Colorworks.
Chameleon Colorworks. Color: Klee
I started spinning this yesterday at lunch time and so far I’ve only been working on it at lunch. It is a good activity for when Anna Grace is relaxing and enjoying the Super Readers. Today she snuggled with me and tried to help me draft the fiber while I spun and she enjoyed watching Wyatt and crew.
Here’s where we are so far:
Cameleon Colorworks in progress.
I may enter this into the fair. We’ll see if I can get it done without rushing. And without nubbs, breakage and other disasters.
Now on to other things…..
Yesterday we talked about the dyeing that occurred this weekend. There were 2 skeins dyed. One using Kool Aid and one done by Anna Grace using the Easter egg leftovers. Well, here’s the results of the one using the Kool Aid. It was kettle dyed using 4 packs of grape Kool Aid. I really thought it was going to turn out gray (and I wasn’t happy about that) but it turned into a nice plum purple and I’m loving all the little variations.
Kool Aid Yarn: Grape
The other skein was one that I let Anna Grace dye using her left over Easter Egg dyes. I helped her put the yarn in the yellow, green and blue leftovers. Then we spooned some of the orange leftovers on top. Well, it didn’t look like much once it finished drying but then I got out the niddy noddy and reskeined it for her this afternoon. And now it looks pretty cool. (Reskeining is such a miraculous thing. I think it goes in the same category with blocking lace.)
I tried to get Little Miss to pose with her handiwork but she wasn’t into cooperating.
Anna Grace the fiber artist
Anna Grace’s Easter Yarn
And finally… what happened with the speech therapist?
Well, I emailed her and reviewed my concerns and she was very receptive. She is going to repeat the language portion, one subset at a time, over the next several sessions. She stated that she would be mindful of distractions, etc. I think this will give Anna Grace the greatest opportunity to demonstrate where she is in her language skills.
The whole thing, emotionally, has really thrown me for a loop. I immediately felt plunged back into all of those emotions that I thought were long buried. The feelings and fears from when we first realized something was wrong and wondering if she would ever be okay. While I had been so sure for months that she was overcoming this, she was victorious and would live a normal life… a life where the outside observer wouldn’t realize that there was anything different about Anna Grace… this whole incident left me with my confidence shaken. My confidence and my faith.
So now I am trying to fight my way back. Reminding myself of all that God has done for her and all the success she has had in these past three years. But the fear is back. The fear that I thought I had dealt with and that I thought was gone. I am no longer confident in making decisions regarding her insurance, her therapy, etc. I am, again, filled with self doubt. And worry. And disappointment in myself over how quickly I was shaken.
This too shall pass.