Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Sweater

I have been making things over here.  When no one is looking.  Sometimes I sit and watch movies and crochet all afternoon with only my bladder to interrupt.  It really is quite amazing.  So different than the last couple years. 

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I found a pattern that was kind of like this but in knit and realized that though I know the basic stitches I can't read the patterns and don't know how to do anything that isn't called knit or purl.  So, while I wanted to make this sweater for the Bug I knew I was going to have to resize the pattern.  I couldn't even tell where you were starting on the pattern so I didn't know how to go about resizing.  But I know how to make a baby sweater in crochet.  I know how to resize.  I even taught a class on making fake ribbing in crochet.  So I had everything I needed.

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This was going to be all blue.  But I ran out.  Wow did he get big!  I know this should have been expected but I had no idea.  This has about 4 skeins in it.  Granted, the ribbing takes up a lot of yarn... but still, people!  I made him a vest last year that took exactly one skein.  One.

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I haven't tried it on him because it has been too warm.  I really hope he'll wear it.  I love how it turned out!

ps- I finally found a good place to take pictures.  On the front door.  Who woulda thought?

pps- click on any picture to see more.

ppps- Remember this crochet cuteness.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cha-cha- changes...

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I just love hearing the Bug talk so much.  Instead of a g sound at the end of words he does a t sound and it cracks me up.  I know it won't be long before he drops that and starts sounding even more grown up so I am enjoying it now.  Where's papa go-int?  What's mama do-int? I'm cook-int. I'm sing-int!
We've also been hearing a lot more singing.  He sings Twinkle, Twinkle over and over and the "Abcd's" too.  One morning on the walk to school he was watching the sky and pointing out airplanes and clouds when he saw the moon.
"What's dat?"
"Hmm, what is that?"
"Yea. Dat the moon!"
He then commenced singing Twinkle at the top of his lungs.  It is pretty awesome.  Very punk rock.  It totally melts my heart.
Earlier in the morning when he came into our room he told us, "I need to sing!" and went back to his room to pick up his uke ("dougar") and just strummed.
School seems so wonderful for him.  There have been some tears in the mornings but they change into not wanting to leave at the end of the day and asking to go back all evening.  I get the impression he likes it.  Last night on our walk he said he wanted to go see one of his teachers.  It is so wonderful to feel so good about the program.
He is also finally counting using all the numbers in order.  It was "2, 5, 6!" here for a long time.  He looks at papers and tells us if the characters are numbers or letters.  He stays up very late from being so excited.
We just changed the bedtime routine so 9 is bedtime.  And we count down.  30 minutes, what do you want to do? 5 minutes, time to brush teeth!  2 minutes, let's get cozy!  John and I are just sitting by the bed instead of laying down with him now and there is absolutely no talking after lights out.  I don't know that it is working though.  He still is awake until 10 most nights.  Just laying there quietly in the dark trying to sleep.  I'm not sure what the solution is though.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Finding a new normal

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We are all in a constant state of change.  Here, as I am sure it is in many of your homes, things are changing so rapidly I can hardly keep up.  School starting, a new job, building my health coaching business, a new dog, and on top of all that Fall is in the air!  That means what I want to do most is sew, crochet, and now knit too.

I think I'll take a break from Wellness Wednesdays being every week and let them pop up when the mood strikes and focus more on the everyday living.  If you have anything you'd like to talk about concerning wellness feel free to send me an email at little anilia at gmail dot com. 

Once we settle into the new rhythm I'm sure you'll be hearing lots about food and wellness again.  A couple people had emailed me after I announced I was taking clients for September asking if we could work over the phone and I wanted to let you all know that yes, we can!  I have one spot left if you are interested!

In the mean time, here are a few pictures of what I've been doing with my time!

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