Thursday, January 04, 2007

I think I can, I think I can...

So, I really want to go to TNNA. With all the talk about the show and stuff I've been doing lately, it just seems like the right time to attend so I can at least see what it's all about. It's possible that I would be ready to exhibit in June (although more likely I'd wait until next January), but not if I've never been to a show. So we are trying again with Owen, despite last weekend's disastrous results.

He's upstairs crying right now, so I'm trying to distract myself by blogging. The cat is helping by grabbing my arm with her paws so she can lick it more vigorously. Her favorite hobby is licking my fingers and sticking her butt in my face while I'm trying to type. Such a charming animal.

It's nights like this when I curse Dr. Sears and all of his attachment parenting hoo-hah. I mean, most almost-2-year-olds sleep in their own room, without needing to be coddled five times a night. But no, not mine! We're too busy bonding. I refused to do the cry-it-out method with either of my kids (granted Sydney was a champion sleeper almost from birth, so it was never an issue), and I just need to keep reminding myself that Owen crying while Bill's holding him isn't the same as leaving him by himself to cry it out. It makes all of us miserable, but I doubt it will do any lasting damage (as long as Bill and I can keep ourselves from throwing him out the window). I am so ready to be done with the waking up at night thing. I haven't slept more than 4 hours at a time in nearly two years! It's amazing what your body can get used to...

In GYW news, I sent a bunch of patterns off to Knot Another Hat this week. I believe she's going to be offering them on her website as well as in the shop, so go check it out if you want some yarn along with your patterns (Sarah has great taste in yarn and offers free shipping on orders over $50). I'm also expecting a delivery of yarn for sock kits from Lavender Sheep very soon. She dyed up some lovely colorways inspired by two of the natural wonders in Oregon - Mt. Hood and the Columbia River (and you can get sneak peeks at them on her blog). I've got patterns to go with each of them which should be ready by the end of January.

Finally, I decided to offer my Plush Footies pattern for free download. You'll still need to create an account to download, but the pattern is in the same format as my for-sale patterns and will give you a good idea of what my patterns are like if you want to try before you buy. I am offering it though my shopping cart to help discourage plagiarists and those who search the net for free patterns that they can chop up and sell off as their own (which is something that happens all the time these days, sadly - there have been patterns from Knitty that people sold on Ebay as part of compilations of stolen free patterns). But I hope the trade-off is worth it since you'll get a nicely formatted, edited and tested pattern in exchange.

Wow, the boy is still crying. He is determined not to let me go next weekend, isn't he? We'll see how long Bill can take it. I'm going to go watch TV with the volume up loud and knit some lace.


Anonymous Kim Guzman said...

I certainly hope you'll be able to go to the TNNA show. I have to live vicariously through bloggers, ya know. :-)

And, Owen's sleeping. I could have written that part myself. Christian will be two on the 11th of this month. And, I don't remember getting up multiple times in the night to put the other two back to sleep.

But, things are so much different with this little guy! One day, you and I will sleep all the way through the night and then wake up with a start, wondering what we missed! It will be so nice to sleep again. I just keep thinking that surely he won't be doing this for very much longer. LOL

11:18 PM  
Blogger Knittymama said...

Oh, hugs!!! APing can be so tough. I always try reminding myself it's one of those tough investments that will totaly pay off as they grow. In fact, I was trying to remind myself that same thing last night as Knittybaby kept waking up every twenty minutes wanting to nurse!

And you're right, crying with your husband is totally different than CIO. Good luck!!!

7:16 AM  
Blogger Miss Tonia said...

Hope you get to go on your trip! Here's hoping he gets the hang of it, so you can go.

Have a great weekend!

9:58 AM  
Anonymous DebbieKnitter said...

Ohhh hang in there. My daughter is 3 and STILL wakes up and needs me to help get her back to sleep, it's just her personality and she is VERY attatched to mommy. AT first that was so endearing, after 3 years,..whew ya know. My son however, NEVER was like that, he liked to be rocked and snuggled but he could wake up and put himself back to sleep ya know. I neve have agreed with the "cry it out" method either, I kinda think it barbaric but I respect others decisions to do it. I guess it's just different strokes for different folks ya know. I hope it all works out fast for you but you might find that Owen KNOWS your in the house and if he KNOWS your not, he may not have this type of a little glitch (tons of tears I mean heehee) My daughter will cry and scream if I am in the shower and hubby is coloring or something with her, she is crying for me but if I am GONE, nope, she is happy as a clam!!! I spyed before too LOL.

9:36 AM  

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