Sunday, May 2, 2010

bed time hating bed time these days...riley seems to be trying to figure out his limits with dan and i

he fights bed time (since being back from hawaii), screams and cries over bedtime, cries for daddy-then when daddy tries to put him to bed he cries for mommy. so last night i pulled out the pack and play and put him in it after getting fed up with the fight, he cried for like 5 minutes and then was out. tonight it was the same thing but dan was not here-he had gone to the gym. when riley would not lie down i pulled out the pack and play, he immediately ran to his bed, cried, and said night night...but then i lied down next to him to get him to fully calm down and was rubbing his back, he sat up and got up to play, so back into the pack and play he went. after like 5 minutes of crying he was so so sick of this!

Saturday, May 1, 2010


wow, i really am horrible at this!

today was rileys introduction to swimming was just a orientation lesson, our real lessons start june 2nd...not your typical swim lessons (definitely not american red cross or swim america lessons--yes both i have taught and this is not them! not at all, but i did think about asking if they want/need another teacher, hehe)

riley loves swimming! he loved the lesson we got today and really did very well

the lessons are from swimbabes, they teach survival skills first and swimming skills (stroke) after
so he will learn to jump into the water (fully clothed eventually) and float on his back until an adult comes to save him or until he reaches the side of the pool and can get out himself (that might be a reach, but if he got to stairs i can see him being able to figure it out to get out himself)

Monday, January 25, 2010

scarf exchange

so on Ravelry were doing a scarf exchange...and on my LYS-the knitting bee-'s website they have advertised their yarn of the month--fresco! and along with this they have a free pattern for a basket whip cowl, so im making a heather grey cowl for my secret partner...and then im going to go get myself some more fresco yarn and make one for me!! i LOVE this yarn!!
i lied, im too in love with this cowl to give it away, i found some other yarn that i think is perfect for my swap partner and am making a lace scarf out of it...picture below

socks making my first socks and well, they are taking all my through the heal turning (the hard part which really wasnt hard) and on now on the decreases to get to the foot...the problem? well im using mochi plus and i keep making mistakes (and not noticing them until im rows beyond them...and i have to tink back to fix it...the mochi plus DOES NOT TINK WELL! will post pictures when im done
oh ya the pattern im using is the basic socks from I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Socks

Friday, January 22, 2010

Knitted felted knitting bag!

so im in the process of designing/knitting this bag, but i need somewhere to keep my notes, and eventually the pattern i develop so here it is!

yarn using: wool of the andies from KnitPicks, worsted weight
needle size:13" needle on 24"circs

knit using double strands-or maybe use the bulky weight instead of worsted?

CO 200sts

round 1: Knit
round 2: purl
round 3: knit
round 4: purl
round 5-:knit

im using 2 colors, black and orange--i knit with one color till i run out then switch to the other color and on and on until the bag is the desired length.

for a rectangular base: use double stands CO 75sts, knit 25 rows
attach to bottom edge of bag using your prefered method of attaching

alternative base otption:
seam bottom of bag together
decrease stitches to 10 or increase from 10 up to 200
for a strap knit a strap 1.5-2x's your desired length 4 sts wide (also using double strands) graft/attach to bag

Monday, June 8, 2009


ok and apparently the links didnt go through... here they are:

AAP News
YouTube Rear Facing
YouTube 5pt Harness

rear facing child seats

i honestly cannot remember who i was talking to about the benefits of extended rear facing car seat use...but here are a few links that talk about the great benefits of extended rear facing use and some videos...