Monday, July 7, 2008

things you can do in three hours

Out of the blue, Joseph has started taking some pretty substantial naps. Monday morning he slept for THREE HOURS. Considering that up until a week ago he was only taking half hour cat naps (which are useless for everyone concerned), this is awesome. I'd like to say that I've used all this time to wipe out my to do list (which includes minor things like packing all our belongings so we can move next week) but no, instead I pretty much bonded with the dogs while watching television and listening to my iPod. I've been listening to the Anne of Green Gables audiobook. Somehow I never read this as a child. I remember reading Bridge to Teribithia and several books involving mothers/sisters/friends dying of cancer while the popular girls got to read Anne of Green Gables and The Secret Garden. Seriously. Anyway, I'm very much enjoying Anne and it would have been nice when I was in third grade to feel like I wasn't the first girl ever to harbor fantasies of dying of smallpox, but whatever. I'm sure the nuns had their reasons.

Anyway. Knitting. I've been looking for something I can do while hanging out on the floor with the baby. Television is out of the question because he's starting to pay attention to it, and anything involving sharp needles is problematic. So, I spent fourth of July weekend figuring out how to knit, thanks to YouTube. It is seriously like magic. I can't quite figure out why making loops of yarn turns into, say, a sweater instead of a tangle, but I do like it. The green project is going to be part of a pillow from Knitting for Baby. The other thing I'm working on is a diaper cover because I figure it will be less of a tragedy if I make a few mistakes on a diaper cover, as opposed to a sweater. The diaper cover involves ribbing and increases and I feel like a rock star.

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