yarnalong_gsheller_grayOn Wednesdays, Knit Luck participates in Ginny's  Yarn Along, where craft bloggers of all stripes share what they're making and reading. It's a great way to meet other bloggers and see some amazing projects in action. It's also a great way to get people to visit your blog. Hello Yarn Alongers! Happy to see you here again! Be sure to share your Yarn Along link in the comments and I'd love to visit!

This week, I'm trying very hard to finish the Wonderland Dyeworks socks as part of Team BBMF for Team Training of the Ravelympics, but it's not photographing very well, so I'm sharing the start of my Amari Shawl, which I'm knitting as part of a Knit Along with Project Stash (Hi Evelyn!). I'm loving this shawl. It's soooooo easy and I'm finally getting a chance to use a yarn I've had in my stash for YEARS: Blue Sky Alpacas Melange. Softest yarn next to cashmere.

I was supposed to finish the Diminishing Rib Cardigan, but the likelihood of that was limited anyhow. I'm pretty stoked that I'm almost finished with the body. I bet that I'll have it finished in the next couple of weeks. So here are the socks (maybe done by the end of the week?) and the book I'm reading: What to Expect THE TODDLER YEARS.

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My two and a half year old is making me crazy and I have been losing my patience too much, so I've gone back to the most helpful book and it has had some amazing advice for those people who need help maintaining their sanity with their toddlers. It's an ongoing struggle and I have to learn to make being calm and patient my everyday goal. When things are going smoothly it's easy to forget that I can have a temper and that toddlers can push your buttons. So whenever I feel like I'm having problems coping, I need to go back to this book and read the "Building Self Esteem" section, the "Disciplining Your Toddler" section and "Keeping Your Cool" section. I'm also working on developing a schedule for my kids. I'm not usually a big fan of schedules. I prefer to work on a more whimsical and some would say impulsive level, but I don't think that works out very well for toddlers. So here's the schedule that I'm working on:

 

  • Wake up
  • Breakfast right away
  • Cuddles and games
  • Get ready to take daddy to the train
  • Take daddy to the train
  • Do an activity at home or out
  • Lunch
  • Naps
  • Snacks
  • Activities/park
  • Clean up
  • Dinner
  • Pick up Daddy
  • Get ready for bed
  • Stories and cuddles
  • Bedtime
Are you a parent? How do you maintain your sanity with your toddlers? Got any good parenting tips and tricks for this knitter? Please share in the comments.

 

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