Book reading

Yesterday, after a few weeks of having a hard time bringing our little girl to bed, I had an idea. My girl loves to read. Instead of carrying her around – which wouldn’t help anyway -, let her play a little or leave her alone for a while, I decided to sit down on the couch with her and her little bear, and read a book. It was the first time I actually managed to read her a whole story. She was just silent, listening to my voice, watching the pictures and leaning on my belly. It was lovely, just lovely. After the story, I asked her if she wanted to go to bed, and she said yes. I tucked her in, closed the door and… Heard nothing anymore. What a difference to all the screaming and crying! Today, her dad managed to do just the same thing. Just a peaceful, quiet moment.
We were so confused when the crying started a few weeks ago. We thought she didn’t feel well, was having problems with travelling, teething maybe, last week she has been ill, but by now, things should have been fine again. And they are. She never had problems going to bed as soon as we had found our rhythm, and obviously, this didn’t change. She just grew a little bigger, this baby of mine.  And we didn’t grow quickly enough with her.


Needles and… needles!

Santa brought me something fantastic this year (many fantastic things, actually), something I want to show you. When Ivo asked me if I had any wishes, I didn’t really know. Until I was at the LYS and saw this circular needle set of Wolle Rödel, called Knit Pro:

There are four different cable lengths and eight different needles sizes, which can just be screw onto the cable length you need. Changing needle size or cable length is done in a blink of the eye. And if you need the needles for a different project, instead of a needle a stopper is put on. Since I just started to love knitting in the round, using a different technique than I was used to, this seemed to be the perfect thing to wish for Christmas. I had never seen something like this before.

Now, this box is mine.. It was found under the Christmas tree, carrying my name on it. Santa knows, really knows..

Yarn along

There it is, my picture.. Isn’t it stunning? Worthwhile waiting for? *wink* It took me another 30 minutes today..

I’m having some trouble uploading pictures, I’ll try again tomorrow. Sorry!

Has it been so long already? Oh my.. The last months have been very busy. For all of us, probably. One of the things I wanted to change in the coming year was to write more regularly, but the year started with some illness here. We’re slowly moving back to normal though, so it’s time to turn back here. I have been knitting like a mad woman last months, enjoying it so much. One thing I planned to knit was a hat and matching scarf for my love to match his new coat. After spending two hours at the LYS I found just the right yarn and color for my project, a warm red. When I came home, I spoke with my mother on the phone, who told me she was knitting ‘a hat and matching scarf for my love to match his new coat’. My project ideas were put aside, the yarn left in the bag, until after Christmas I had another purpose for it. It is now being turned into a nursing bag for my baby. I love the color, and the yarn knits up very fast. Last two days, I managed a skein a day. It’s almost finished, though it might turn out a little too girlish for a baby-gender-unknown. But we’ll see..

Today I finally went to our local library to get me a membership. I had to go to a certain desk to fill in some forms, and then pay at the book takeout. Getting there, there was a little failure in my account, telling I had paid already. The lady at the desk couldn’t change anything anymore, so they gave me one year of library membership for free. That’s a nice little present! I got the book HypnoBirthing by Marie F. Mongan. I’m curious about her approach to giving birth, I hope it will still be a little down to earth.
And there is enough to read, since I got The Creative Family by Amanda Soule as a Christmas present! The first book I’m reading from her, after reading her blog daily for months now. I really do like it until now, but I’ve only read about twenty pages until now. Her writing style is positive and free, just like her blog. And from the first page on, she is just inspiring. I saw her book The Rhythm of Family is available at the library, this might be the next book I’m getting there.