So my little baby is actually seven months old now and celebrated yesterday with the arrival of his fifth tooth--the top left front tooth. For a while I was concerned because he had a vampire grin, with two top teeth, but not the front ones. It was looking funny! This arrival explains the increased drool and sleeplessness of recent days. We have been trying to teach the vampire baby how to brush his teeth with his chunky blue baby tooth brush. He likes to chew on it, as it must feel good on those sore gummies.
In my need for solitude I spent an hour alone at the local bookstore on Sunday while the boys bonded. I had two gift cards that were burning a hole in my wallet that I had to use. I have been very frustrated with knitting lately. Besides my hands hurting, the acrylic baby yarn eating up my already dry skin, and not having the time or concentration available to complete anything, I just keep looking at the piles of started projects with disgust. I found two books that may help cure my malaise. Stitch Graffiti is an updated cross stitch pattern book--not the traditional type. It has a number of great patterns, many smaller, that I want to try. In checking for it on amazon.com, I realize it would have been much cheaper there than Barnes and Noble, but I did have gift cards. I also picked up the Sublime Stitching Craft pad, which has many iron on transfer patterns for embroidery. I have always enjoyed needlework and find it much quicker to finish than knitting, so hopefully a few imediate gratification projects will help my knitting frustrations!
Gotta make dinner for the vampire. I hope he likes avocado and sweet potatoes!