Joining Ginny for another yarn along this week and this time she is hosting a giveaway as well! Go check out the yummy yarn that is up for grabs.
Still working on the teddy bear, as you can see. I am a little perturbed with myself because when I was knitting the leg on the right I didn't pay attention and added an extra knit row which should have been a K2tog around row... so that leg is one row longer and pointy-er than the other leg. I have to go rip it out and re-do it but don't feel like it at the moment, maybe I will go read instead. Still working on The Discipline Book as well, plus reading a little out of The Joy In Loving. It is kind of a perpetual calendar sort of book with each day of the year having its own page and a quote of hers. I really like it. Today's quote was "Once you know you have hurt someone be the first to say sorry. We cannot forgive unless we know that we need forgiveness, and forgiveness is the beginning of love." I am also reading a couple books I have read over again but maybe more on those another time.
February 2, 2011
Joining Ginny again for another yarn along. Knitting this adorable little teddy bear that my daughter asked for when we were looking through my patterns for a sweater to knit for her. Yarn is I Love This Cotton! from Hobby Lobby and I have to say I really like it. I don't normally knit with cotton because I find it somewhat limp and lifeless and mostly it just reminds me of dishrags when I am knitting with it. That said, I haven't knit with any cotton besides this and the ubiquitous Sugar and Cream or Peaches & Cream. This cotton is so nice and soft and actually feels like it has a modicum of bounce to the knitted fabric. I can't stop rubbing it on my face :)
Reading the Dr. Sears discipline book. Not that my little bear is unmanageable or anything but I find myself running out of tools to use with her as she matures and gets more clever ;) And I have a tendency to give in to frustration/irritation when disciplining if I am not very very careful so I am hoping to glean some more parenting tools/tips.