Thursday, January 26, 2006

Socks by the Wayside

I've set my February socks aside for the moment to complete a more pressing project. I'm knitting Shedir for a co-worker of the DH who is battling cancer for the second time (she's my age). I cast on last night and was this far by this afternoon: Yellow is her favorite color, and I thought that the starburst on top lent itself nicely to that color choice. I know that yellow is not the most flattering of colors on a lot of people (especially when you're not feeling well), but if it is her fave, at least it will be a mood elevator. So, until this is done, I'm going to try to keep away from the socks.

In other news. We are attempting potty training. Yeah. I think I went a little too gung-ho for the kick off. Zoe has informed me that she "hates potties" so I have backed off a bit, which seems to be helping her mood. I'm just so tired of diapers! Not just changing them (since that is my real hobby, knitting is just an elaborate ruse), but buying them, having them around, thinking about how to find them on the cheap, all of that. I swear, I'm devoting too much of my brain to diapers lately. It would be nice if the end were in sight, but Ilsa assures me we can always "go Target and get more." >Sigh<


Blogger Elisabeth said...

I hear you on the diapers/potty training! My youngest is 2.5 and is finally starting to potty train. After over ten years of diaper changing every day I'll be totally stoked to have them out of my house.
Good Luck!

1:27 AM  
Blogger said...

I'm tired of changing Elwood's diapers too. But, what are ya gonna do? :)

2:19 AM  
Blogger jennie said...

Good luck potty training! it must be such a challenge with two...I'm a twin, but unfortunately, i don't remember potty training (tho mom says I was a whiz at it... no pun intended)

10:14 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

My nephew is going through potty training. We have a tough time with him when he's over here...says "no potty, no potty" and has a mini fit sometimes. His mom and dad (my brother) say he does it no problem at day care, they don't have many problems and neither does her parents. We can figure out why he is like that here...he'll sit on it sometimes, so he's not afraid of it (and he has one of those little seats to put on the big one), and a lot of the time he'll sit on it AFTER he's gone in his diaper or pull up.

5:08 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your DH's co-worker. I can't even imagine what she must be going through, battling cancer for the second time. I'm sure she'll love Shedir and that it will bring her much comfort in the difficult months ahead. Yellow is such an uplifting color, too! I sure hear you about the potty training... we'll be starting our 23 month old soon and I'm not looking forward to it at all! Remembering how long the process took with my son doesn't make things easier, either. ;-) Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm glad I found yours and will be stopping by often- hope you will, too! Take care! :-)

5:48 PM  
Blogger lexa said...

I understand the pottie training thing - I am going through that as well. This one is lazy compared to his older brother. The older one was fully trained shortly after turning two. This one is a different story. He had gotten pretty good at one time but then fell off the wagon. They say not to push them, and I don't want to turn him completely off, but it sure would save on money to not have to buy Pull Ups! (I'd have more yarn money!)

6:13 PM  
Blogger Skiptastic said...

I'm just so happy that I don't have to potty train a thing. Occasionally I have to clean up the drips when I overwater the plants, but that's my own fault, and I can see it coming. I'm anxious to see the cap when you're done, it's a beautiful color.

8:22 AM  

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