Yarn Along May 30th

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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0 #1 Jen 2012-05-30 18:23
Ohh good idea to read this book! My daughter is 2 1/2 and we've been having quite a few moments of me pulling my hair out while she has a tantrum. I'll have to pick it up because I am going crazy here lately!!
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0 #2 Angela P 2012-05-30 18:30
Jen,

This book is going to save my bacon! Hope it helps yours :)

Angela
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0 #3 Tamarakay 2012-05-30 23:52
I was about at wits end one day while visiting at my folks and was just ready to snap at the twins. My brother started laughing and said "stop being such a baby, you baby." and it made me laugh. To this day (the twins are 22) when I feel that anger pulse that pops in my head.
I do need to get this book for my daughter. Her daughter will be two in October, but is already full on in her twoness.
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0 #4 Bina 2012-05-31 00:06
I like your schedule Angela: But must be more of a routine.
I just say get your babies out in the fresh air!
Maybe we need to do some knitting at the beach this summer...
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0 #5 Erin 2012-06-01 20:13
My advice is old, my youngest is 19 now. What I would do if I had a chance to go back?....I would urge you to relish in the small moments, that is what their memories will be made of. They grow so very fast and with each year, they move ever so slightly, away from mom and out into the world. Small moments, make time for lots and lots and lots of them. Also, I never used any method of taping my kids, no camcorder here... and I wish I could go back and hear their young and inquisitive voices.
Also.... I am 19vesperstreet on Ravelry and am at the mid point of my Amari lace border. Love that pattern!
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Mom. Wife. Crafter. Succulent Gardener. Co-op Preschool Parent. 

 

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