It was a rough day in the sand box. You should see the other baby.Melody is a very smiley baby and she has now begun to "talk" to people. It's hilarious listening to her babble. For some reason, she likes to talk to strangers or people she doesn't see very often. Since she sees me all the time, she doesn't talk as much, but she turns on the baby talk as soon as DH gets home. My sister came to visit over the weekend and Melody kept smiling and "talking" to her. The same thing happened when some friends came over on Sunday to meet her for the first time. I guess she likes to charm people. Now, if we can only translate what she is saying.This is how DH babysits on the weekends while playing on his XBox 360. I think he is hunting for terrorists. The boys are passed out, but Melody seems fascinated.
Karen asked me what brand of crochet hooks I was using on my last post. These are the Hamanaka Raku Raku Double-Ended Crochet Hooks. The soft rubber grip is ergonomic and the hook part is made out of aluminum. They are available from Japan and a lot of Etsy sellers sell them, but the price is kinda hefty. I was able to get a set from a Ravelry member based in Japan. On the Ravelry forums, she offered to help people buy the crochet hooks sets and ship them to us. She did not make any money from it and charged us the exact price of what it costs, so it was a lot cheaper than buying it from Etsy. Ravelers rule!
I got them in January, but never had a chance to try them until now. My normal hooks are the Susan Bates Aluminums which work well for me. I have tried a Clover Soft Grip Crochet Hook, but never liked it. I think it's the way I grip my crochet hook (like a knife). I really like the feel of these Hamanaka Hooks and it works well with how I hold a hook. They are very comfortable. I am still working on the bunny's arms, so progress is being made slowly.