Over the Rainbow...bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the Rainbow, why then oh why can't I?
Lyrics from my Daddy's favorite song, and one that I dearly love.
I finished the Autism Awareness Project yesterday and had a profoundly
*what if nobody likes it?*
These are the moments when I wish to be MORE like my kiddos instead of having Normal Syndrome.
Since I have NS, I worry about what other people think and whether they will like me, and adjust my behavior accordingly. This seems CRAZY to my daughter, and we frequently have conversations in which she wants to know WHY I would want people to like me if they were going to not like me just the way I was, or care about the things that are important to me.
I am always at a loss to explain to her why I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to please people who are simply not interested, or just miserable in general.
We have a saying in our family...*You can't please all of the people all of the time, and some of the people will NEVER be pleased any of the time, no matter how hard you try!*
So, truth be told, the pattern came out EXACTLY as I had envisioned it, the yarn was a delight to knit, and I'm THRILLED with the finished project. PROUD, in fact.
I'm delighted to contribute the pattern to the project to raise money for Autism Awareness, and hope that someone else will enjoy knitting and wearing it as well...
This weekend there will be a Real Photo Shoot of the project.
I am SO excited about it,
and as soon as I send off all of the files,
I'll post the link to the pattern.
In the meantime, since we are almost at the end of April, which is Autism Awareness month...
please add *Thinking in pictures* by Temple Grandin
to your reading list. She is SO much like my daughter bird, and reading anything she has written
always makes me feel like I have a passport and an interpreter to the Planet Aspergers.
Blessings to you and yours....