I’ve picked up knitting again but with a round wooden knitting loom (handmade in the US from Sistermaide) instead of knitting needles which are rather sharp – not the best idea with little kids around who might like to use them as swords.
Here’s my first attempt to make a beanie. Some dropped stitches and oddly placed threads but the kids loved it. It didn’t fit either kid but fit a couple of their dolls. Still, Wolf said that he appreciated it and it would go in his treasure box. I was very touched!
We found this cute roll of ABC sticky tape at Isetan and the kids had fun with it and origami paper this morning.
Some days I am too exhausted to carry Kitten for her nap and really need to lie down. Wolf on the other hand wants to play and we have a situation with one sleepy kid who won’t sleep because her brother is playing noisily in the bright room.
This afternoon, I got Wolf to turn off the light and pretend he is in a dangerous zone somewhere with wandering monsters (so he needs to be very quiet) and he needs to recruit stuffed friends scattered around the bed to be his soldiers (he learns to id them from touch) and he has to build a fort from blankets and pillow and assign jobs to his soldiers.
So far so good! He does whisper questions to me and I issue instructions on the scenario but it is quiet time.
Mommy Doll (see previous post) has been assigned the role of Commander because she is the most powerful. :p
Update: The game lasted an hour till he wanted to rest too.
I recently got 2 Waldorf dolls for Kitten from the amazing dollmaker Mim of Chestnutdolls. Kitten loves playing with dolls and I had to get a baby doll with the mama doll. Wonderful, wonderful workmanship. We love them so much!