Dr. Seuss socks
Monday October 24th 2011, 11:24 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Life

This one’s for Susan Schutz: Parker in his Dr. Seuss-green socks, handknit by Susan, whom I owe a big thank you to. She loves to knit socks. I love that other people love to knit socks.

Meantime, I read this. I want one. I want one at church, I want one at Stanford Memorial Church where we attend the occasional convocation on campus, I want one at Menlo College where we attend the occasional concert, I want one at the theater, I’d install one… I simply want one everywhere I go. I read that article and wondered how it could be that I had never known much about nor appreciated such loops before.

(Quick: John! Do my hearing aids have telecoils? I don’t think they do… Can we do them as an add-on?)

And that’s right after I come up with the six thousand bucks to get the hearing-aid necklace that a Stanford professor individually makes to order, with a half dozen or so microphones in it and background sounds screened out by the body. I met him when he spoke to a local group, I’ve seen it demonstrated, I’ve been gobsmacked by what could be.  I. Want.

But eh, it’s fine, I do okay with what I’ve got and I’m really glad I’ve got aids with really great sound quality. Just knowing these other possibilities are out there makes me a very happy hearing-impaired musician.

Thought about all this, cranked up the stereo today and knitted most of the small shawl I started last night for a friend. A sheared-mink/cashmere blend, and looking forward to her surprise, it was hard to put it down and call it a night.

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Not to mention the temple department. What a lovely article, that.

Comment by Lynn 10.25.11 @ 4:32 am

I want one of those loops at all of our schools but if I can’t get that, the school that has the auditory impaired class – they are building a new school and the class is going to be located there. Quick! Ship the article off to school building committee! (Probably too late, but if I don’t try we won’t ever know.)

Comment by afton 10.25.11 @ 5:42 am

Love those socks – the color is right up my alley. (Wonder if Wintersilks still has the cardigan… off to look…)

And cashmere/mink. I can only imagine.

Comment by Channon 10.25.11 @ 8:35 am

That article is fantastic. I know a few people with cochlear implants to whom I’ll send the article.

Is that green making Parker grow? I think maybe I was wrong about 7’20”. Try 9’33”, or the Jolly Green Giant.

Comment by Don Meyer 10.25.11 @ 9:25 am

I was totally fascinated with the article and forwarded it to my boss whose husband has cochlear implants.

Parker is so sweet! He’s going to be very tall like his daddy!

Comment by Joansie 10.25.11 @ 10:13 am

I hope you get one everywhere you go, eventually. You deserve it.
Oh, and I love the intermittent baby photos…that Parker’s a cutie!

Comment by Pam 10.25.11 @ 1:07 pm

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