Thursday, January 26, 2012

The new arrival: Ion

Ion Martin Friend, born 8:19 am on Jan 26, 2012. Mamma and Daddy are exhausted and happy, and Heidi loves to give Ion many kisses. Ion made up for Heidi's 16 hour labor by arriving less than two hours after we walked through the emergency room door, and Mamma is trying to decide which is more traumatic: gigantic speed and intensity and fear, or slow building up of pain with frustration at progressing slowly. Not that labor is ever not going to be traumatic.

They NEED to come up with a better way to get these muffins out.

Anyway, here he is.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Toddler havoc

This is a lint trap. With a wooden stacking ring inside it. This would have been funny if, you know, it were funny.

All's well that ends well, though. Daddy rescued the dryer (we really could have cared less about the toy today) and the toy was restored to the baby (who did care about it). And there was no disassembly required, which surprised me.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Knitting For Baby Boy

Finished objects this week: Diagonal Garter Stitch Baby Blanket (by me) and Ridiculously Cute Horse (by Ryan).

Have I mentioned that Ryan only learned to knit in November? As a gesture of solidarity with my dream of teaching knitting classes?

I take all the credit for being an awesome teacher. Except not, because between the time I spend designing patterns for new modules, planning scripts and videos (which he then films, records and edits), teaching, and jealously hoarding my own personal knitting time, he gets told "figure it out your own darn self" more often than not.

Just kidding. I help. I really do. I just also strongly encourage him to be a self-reliant knitter. This is a good thing, no?

I'm so proud of him.