Daily Archives: March 6, 2013

Yarn Along

Yarn Along time today…

First, lets tackle the easy part. The knitting you see is a pattern I’m working on, basically a pair of ribbed leg warmers with a traditional stitch pattern set into the front. I’m hoping to write it up if I ever get them finished. I’m thinking these will look stellar with a pair of red tights underneath them!

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Now the hard part. I’ve been writing a lot more lately about the state of our household. Obviously, we’ve been struggling and it’s been a tough year. I  think it is important to share struggles. While I love blogging for inspiration, the mother blogosphere is much too heavy on the “Look at my great life!” side and with not enough of us who admit, “this is hard, my house is a mess and my kids are crying all day long.” You all know I try to keep it real around here!

But I also respect my boys’ need of privacy,  my husband’s need of privacy, which is why you rarely see a face or a real name.  I’d like to be able to share (because I know it is helpful for many of you) but I also need to respect that my children will be grown-ups someday and might not like me putting every detail of their life out there for all to see. So I’ll just announce it like this: as of January this month, we are now an Aspergers family. Tough news, but good news because now we know what needs to happen to get life back on track for this sweet young man, as well as the rest of our family.

I don’t plan on switching up my blog too much…I like the knitting/sewing/spinning/family life balance that I’ve got going on here. But I also want to share if I’ve found anything particular that I think is interesting or helpful, and I also want to be an advocate for those who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. I think there is a great deal we can all learn!

And thank you to all of my readers who have kept reading. I appreciate the support and comments, especially when I have been having a rough week. I want this blog to be a positive place, so I try hard not to get too much on the “this is so hard!” side of it. And I promise to keep up the knitting and sewing around here too! I have some exciting things planned…

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