Saturday, April 14, 2007

Green Gable

It's finally finished! It's been a slow week for knitting and it seems like it's taken forever. Here's a quick picture of it blocking, but I'll take a picture of it on once it's dry. I added about an inch of lenth, but the rest is by the pattern. I stayed up late to get it done.
I also finished a swatch for Sahara last week, but my gauge was off. I'm going to swatch again on size 7s and see what I get. I'm hoping to start the Sahara tomorrow.

Also, on a non-knitting note... We've finally gotten around to the sleep issue with L. We had her 1 year appointment last week and I spoke with the Dr. about it. All of her teeth have come in, no sicknesses about and we started letting her fuss. I appreciate both sides of this argument and we've tried many different things before we started this. We kept her up an extra 30 minutes Friday night. It took about 45 minutes for her to go to sleep with us entering after 3 minutes, then 5 minutes and then 10 minute increments until she was asleep. She was up 3 times in the night. Each time she was back down in less than 10 minutes total. I only nursed her once over the course of the night (it was quite a feat with her standing in her crib... anyone who has nursed a toddler can attest to the gymnastics sometimes needed!) She woke for the final time at 7:30 a.m. Her naps went well too. I went in once after 3 minutes for the first and didn't have to go in again at all for the second. She seems to be catching on well. Bedtime went better tonight. I went in twice with the timing lenthened a bit and she was asleep within 20 minutes. I'm trying not to be overly optimistic, but think we're on the right path (finally!)

Oh, I joined the Sockapalooza 4 last night. I can't wait to see who my secret sock pal will be!



Hattie said...

That's a cute top! Love the color.

I felt bad when I let my son first cry himself to sleep, but it only took one night and he never ever had an issue again. I think it's harder on us than them.

chrisknitz said...

Awesome! I haven't been too taken with that pattern, but yours looks gorgeous.
Glad to hear the sleep issue is better at the moment. Here's hopping it continues to get better. I think your approach is a good one. We did that for the 2nd one, we were way too lenient with the first. But now the oldest (12) sleeps great and the youngest (9) just finally stopped coming into our room. But only when we put them in the same bed in the same room! Oh well.