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Invincible? If Only.

Tiri has decided that the rules of gravity do not apply to her. Perhaps she feels her cuteness will work to keep her from harm, or perhaps she thinks she's made of rubber and will bounce. She is climbing everything! It was thrilling to find her sitting on the back of the couch, but with her antics today that now seems small potatoes somehow.

I found her standing in the stroller trying to reach something in one of the cup holders. She had climbed in over the tray and everything. How? HOW?? I also found her in the kitchen this morning when I had my back turned trying to get breakfast done, trying to strap herself into her booster seat highchair doohicky.

I was a climber when I was small, but I don't think I went to such heights. Tonight I've been waging a losing battle trying to keep her from climbing over the back of the recliner and this padded swiveling chair we have.

To try to calm my nerves, which really is laughable but a person has to try, I started another sleepy sack. Same size needle as the brown one, but I cast on 8 fewer stitches, meaning 92. I'm doing a K2P2 rib at the top. The colors this time are yellow and a orange, tan and reddish violet variegated. It will have a more girly flavor, but not so girly that a boy couldn't wear it and still hold his little baby head up... metaphorically speaking, of course. :)

No photos yet, but I'm over half done with the ribbing. Once I get it done I think I will take my first picture.

The hat I am knitting to match the brown sleep sack is about half done. I'm onto the stockinette portion for the main body. It's the solid brown that I made stripes in the sleepy sack with.


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