She has pulled the needles out of my knitting three times in two days. She has poured Dadad's soda over the recliner. She has flung more toys than I can count. She whines, she stomps, she bites. She is a slavering beast who runs lawlessly through the house, and nothing, not a damn thing I do, makes a difference.
There's a down side to raising a secure child who knows they are loved. That's the downside. You can't SCARE THE LIVING CRAP OUT OF THEM UNTIL THEY BEHAVE.
We've tried sitting on the couch with no cartoons and no toys. We've tried no cartoons in general. We've tried taking the toys away. We've tried exile in the crib. Hand smacking, lectures, calm explanations. Nothing works.
And then, just when I'm ready to kill her, she does this:
The other night, Sekhmet was heard crashing around in my office after an ominous skittering noise. Unfortunately, there is no tile floor in my office to create those types of noises. When I went in to investigate, I found a moth the size of my hand, fluttering against the wall. Have I mentioned I have a moth phobia? Anyway, it's dead now, and I didn't scream or throw up.
Then today, Sekhmet spent an hour in the dining room, killing a Cherrio. I really wish she'd make up her mind.
The new camera is finally here. The old one only did 2.1 megapixels, and this one does 5.3, so all else aside (it's got some fancy options on it), odds are good I'll be creating better photos. It came with a mini tripod, and the baby's been trying to get her hands on it. When the husbeast told her it wasn't a toy, she gave us this look back that said "I bet it could be a toy. Let me have it, and I'll show you."
I've been playing around with it, taking detailed photos, since that was the idea, to take knitting photos for articles. So far, so good.
So now I can retake all these lace photos and then resubmit the article to Knitty for Winter. Since I'm going to knit a lace doily for that wedding coming up in August, I think I'll take photos as I go and do a quickie how-to to add to the article.
There was a question in the comments about 'knitting thimbles', and whether they were useful or just gadgets.
Well, if it's useful, it's useful, though it seems like more trouble than it's worth, to me. (The idea is to thread your yarn through the loops and use it to keep track of your yarns when doing stranded color.) If you've got ten functioning fingers, I don't see why you'd need it, but many of us don't have the luxury of ten working fingers so... if it works, it works.
Still think it's easier to just run the yarn between your fingers, though.