Wednesday, October 8, 2014

{31 Days} Preparing for Baby # 3 - Knitting

Welcome to my {31 Days} series this year!  We will soon be welcoming baby # 3 and I realized that there is a lot I need to do before that happens!  You can find all the posts in this series here.  Thank you for following along with me.



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! 


Joining in with Ginny, Tami, and Nicole

17 comments:

  1. knitting for a baby is such a sweet delight. Love the hat and I believe a sack will knit up quickly :)

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    1. I sure hope so! I just need to sit down and start, and maybe let my kiddos watch a movie for a bit :-)

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  2. I don't have littles anymore and I STILL don't have enough time to get my things done. I do get in a fair amount of knitting but my housework does suffer a bit. I think it's all about balance. And when you have little ones it's even more difficult. I'm sure you will get that sleep sack done before you know it!

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Donna! It is all about balance, something I know but am having a hard time accomplishing as of late :-)

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  3. One stitch at a time... That's how! I know how you feel! I went back to school and have to juggle school work, kids, the hubby, and dinner, housecleaning, and if I have fallen asleep by the time that's all finished I just do one stitch at a time.

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    1. Yes! One stitch at a time :-) I have to remember that! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Beautiful hat and interesting book. Might have to check it out.

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  5. I do the SAME thing! (Though, my lack of knitting/crocheting is more from not making time instead of not having time.) Before my third was born this August, I had a list of things to make. I ended up going through an intense nesting phase the couple of weeks before she was born and making a shirt and a hat within a week! Before that, I had crocheted a blanket for her. ;) Now, I'm finding that my best yarn craft time is when I'm waiting for my girls to fall asleep at nap time. Even just 15 minutes of focused work can make a huge difference! (My oldest is 3 and a half, so no homeschooling for us just yet. One day though!)

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  6. i just love baby knits. when i was pregnant with our 7th baby i went crazy with the knits. sadly we had such a mild, short winter she never actually wore all the sweet little goodies. i have been gifting them to other new mamas recently so at least someone can enjoy their goodness. :)

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    1. This happened to me with our third. She was born on Canadian thanksgiving day and I thought we'd have some gorgeous, canadian fall weather. We had to turn on the air conditioning that week! Hardly anything I made for her fit by the time our cool weather actually arrived.

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  7. Sleep sack, you say? My sister pointed out to me this morning that I haven't made one of those yet...one more thing to add to the list! sigh. KNIT ALL THE THINGS!!

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  8. I felt exactly the same with baby #2 - but once I started I couldn't stop ;-)
    And now she is three months old and has outgrown all of it. I did the same mistake again - knitting to many things in a newborn size. Well, hopefully they will be passed on to the next generation one day. Good luck for you and cast something on just A LITTLE bit bigger ;-)
    Lena x

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  9. Congratulations! Knitting for babies is so much fun! :)

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  10. Aw it's a very cute hat :) I hardly knitted anything for my babies when I was pregnant. Just couldn't concentrate enough and would rather fall asleep on the sofa lol

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  11. Baby knits are the best - a baby sleep sack will be lovely.

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  12. What an adorable hat, perfect for a Fall baby :)

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  13. OOh, I'm going to have to find that book. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has interesting 'time management'! The hat is lovely and perfect, though. When I was in my last month all I wanted to do was sleep!

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