I absolutely love knitting, and I especially love knitting for babies. Why? Because everything knits up so quickly! Sweaters, hats, little cute socks, they are all so tiny that it doesn't take a lot of time.
I was counting on that when I found out I was pregnant. I could see lots of little sweaters and sleep sacks in my future. Cute little hat patterns for my fall baby to keep warm in. Unfortunately, I seem to have trouble with time.
I thought to myself, "self, 9 months is plenty of time to get all the knitting done!" And then I proceeded to not knit anything for the baby. Something always seemed to come up to take me away from knitting. Either dealing with the garden, the kids, the homeschooling. Knitting seemed to be last on the list - sadly.
So what knitting have I accomplished for this new little one who will join us soon? One little hat. That is it. One hat! I can't believe it!
My goal this week is to cast on for at least one sleep sack. It seems like an easy enough goal to complete, no fancy stitches, and can be knit while doing just about anything.
In all of this craziness of preparing for baby # 3, I also haven't done as much reading as I wanted to. I recently picked up a book from the library called Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity. It is incredibly interesting, and I am definitely savoring it right now. Plus, maybe it will give me some encouragement to get to the knitting!
How do you fit in knitting with littles and gardening and making food from scratch?! I can't seem to get it all done!