We found that the cartoons he is watching is having a direct impact on his behavior. We had let him try some Cartoon Network but found that it made him out of control--he would try to imitate everything he saw and he would take an attitude with us because all those cartoon characters had attitudes. And that WAS the Y-7 rated programming! So we blocked the channel permanently. Nick Jr. is too young for him; so is Playhouse Disney. PBS and regular Disney seem to be all right, and we let him watch the occasional SpongeBob with supervision.
His newest obsession is Indiana Jones Lego. He even sat through two Indiana Jones movies because of the Lego stuff he saw.
Meanwhile, I've finally finished Elsie's Retirement Scarf:
It's a basic k2p2 rib, using Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy Sock yarn and size 10 needles. The fabric is warm but light and airy, not bulky. I'm not sure if I have enough yarn left over to make a matching hat...I'll have to measure it and see.
This leaves me with 5 UFOs: Blanket of Squares, the Pi are Square shawl, G's Scarf, Drunken Bees Socks and an unnamed pair of toe-up socks that I started. I want to work on the larger projects and try to finish them before we go. The socks are portable and they can travel across country a lot more readily than a gigantic crocheted blanket, a scarf and a shawl.
I did a final culling of the yarn herd. Over the next week, I'm packing the yarn in Ziploc bags in anticipation for the move. The last thing I need is a renegade moth sneaking in to nosh on wool while the movers bring it across the country in a dark, warm truck.