We also started putting books with more pictures than words in front of Sean. I hope to raise a reader. I am a reader, but Jamie is not (Well, unless you count the Montreal Gazette every morning, and Beckett Hockey Magazine that he gets in the mail monthly - LOL)... but I want Sean to enjoy reading a book. I've saved all my Christopher Pike & R.L. Stine books for when he's a little older. I also have Roald Dahl books, Shel Silverstein, and for when I have a girl - all my Judy Blume, some Nancy Drew. What I am upset about most? Selling my ENTIRE babysitters club books at a garage sale... Should have kept those. But those are LONG gone. Oh well. Who knows, maybe my daughter won't even like those one day when she exists and is of age to read.
Sean kept falling asleep on us tonight, but then when we'd put him in his crib, 10 mintues to 20 minutes later (it varried), he would wake up.... and we'd feed him some more, and do this all over again. I swear, the kid was UP ALL DAY - and didn't nap at all. And I swear - he ate and ate and ate all day. I feel like I did nothing else but watch TV (we just caught up to the current episode of Entourage).
Pattern: Altered Mini-Clapotis, though, I used my own length not what's shown here.
Needles: US 8/ 5mm
So frustrated, I called up my cousin Jenn. Explained exactly what happened, and since she is working on the same blankie for her soon-to-be son, I decided she'd be the right person to ask. So, with following what she has done, I re-cast on with some Opal yarn (thank you Mary in my SP10 Group - I need to photograph the leftover yarn she sent me and post a picture - this swatch/square came from your leftovers!):
I cast on 51 stitches on US1 (2.25mm) DPN's - and knitted away! It only used 4 grams of yarn for 1 square. I got a 3"x3" square. Perfect size. Exactly what I wanted.
I started out with 14 grams of leftovers in this colorway - from this one particular ball (I have more of it in leftovers) and I can get at least another 2 squares out of this same colorway - which I love. I'm a fan of red & black together!
So square number 1 is done. Hopefully more will get knit up tomorrow. And at some point, I must cast on Jamie's sock number 2... I am being pressured to finish his sock!