Happy Sleep Book

The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years by Harvey KarpThe Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep:Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years

by Harvey Karp

I found a new sleep book.  It seems more accessible than my other two favorites, which are a bit dense (Weissbluth and Ferber). Now if only something would get baby to sleep through that 2 am feeding.


Tycho sock progress

I finished the first sock and the toe of the second sock.  I used 12 stitches on each needle to start the magic toe.  I increased 4 stitches every other round to 40 stitches. Size 2 needles.

Tycho sock progress

Tycho’s first sock to heel

For Tycho’s socks (he’s 2.5 yrs old) I’m using the yarn listed in the previous post. Note that I added a pic of the label of the yarn to that post, if you’re interested.

On Cassie’s socks I realized that with the stripey yarn, it doesn’t make so much sense to do the short-row toe; the magic toe gives a more symmetric stripe pattern around the toe.  So on these socks I’m doing the magic toe, though I’m keeping the short row heel.  In the end, this yarn doesn’t stripe up as strongly as Cassie’s yarn did, so it probably didn’t matter.

Talking to a lady at a LYS (Gene Ann’s) near Chicago she showed me how to use two circular needles to do socks, so I’m trying that on these.  Right now I like it.

These socks are 40 stitches around, and 4.25 inches from the toe until I started the heel. I LOVE these colors.  Fortunately the yarn came in a ginormous skein, so I can make baby socks out of it until I die, probably. 😛

Tycho's sock to heel

Tycho socks

Now it’s time to make socks forTycho.  I picked up this yarn for his socks at a LYS when I was in Texas for LPSC.

Yarn bought in Texas

It should make pretty socks! I’ve got the first sock done to the heel. Will post a pic when I get one.

Here’s the label for it:

Colinette JitterBug yarn label