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