Yarn Along

Here in the desert I don’t feel much need for knitting. In the middle of winter we’re luck if it hits 45 degrees at night. However I found this amazing skein of yarn at the yarn shop while looking for doll hair for V’s doll and I couldn’t help but buy it. It screamed at me take me home and make me into a hat. So I took it home. I’ve been searching for the right pattern for a long time and I finally found it! Tonight when the girls go to sleep I’ll cast it on and hopefully get it done before winter, one row at a time.

I’m reading Love and Logic for Early Childhood. I’ve read a lot of AP style parenting books over the past three years and many of them call to me but most of the strategies I haven’t been able to carry out with S in a way that really works. So as a last-ditch attempt to get some help I checked this book out from the library. I can honestly say it has changed my perspective on how to talk to my children. The first and main rule is empathy over anger/frustration. This was huge for me! S has really opened up to this. Our ability to talk to one another has really expanded in the last two days. I don’t want to dive to far into explaining it because I’m not done with the book yet, but it’s easy to read I would recommend it if you find yourself getting frustrated all too often.

 Hooking up with Ginny for Yarn Along

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14 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. Angela says:

    That is a lovely colorway. Have you read How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk? Also a great read for understanding how to empathize with your kiddo’s feelings and communicate effectively…

  2. heathermama says:

    that yarn will look great for that hat. (did that even make sense?? lol)
    i love a parenting book that really helps open up your way of thinking. i might have to check out that book.

  3. Kate says:

    I’ll have to look for that book. I feel like I’m in a major parenting slump (as odd as that sounds) and need something new to snap me out of it. This sounds like just the thing :)
    I LOVE the colorway of your yarn. It will be a gorgeous hat.

  4. Your yarn is sooo yummy, and that pattern choice is lovely! This week I’m sharing a Sunday Sweater test knit. :)

  5. Lovely yarn KC, can’t wait to see the hat.

  6. Lisa Coffee says:

    I have friends who love the love and logic approach. I haven’t explored it much yet. Parenting is like making soup: a little bit of this, a little bit of that, a bit of intuition, a bit of “let’s try this” and hopefully you end up with something wonderful.

    • KC says:

      I feel like most of this whole raising kids has to do with a method of teaching that works for me. Something that I feel comfortable with and can put into practice without second guessing myself. I always hear that parenting is about confidence even if you have no idea what you are doing.

      I agree though that parenting is like a minestrone soup a little bit of everything because what works one day might not work well another.

  7. lori says:

    your yarn is really pretty and will make such a cute hat!

    i’ve enjoyed reading all the comments and thoughts on parenting,it is truly a journey with many paths isn’t it?

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