{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.

It is amazing what happens when you put your mind to something.  I decided last week that I would cast on for a sleep sack, and I did!  Did I finish the sleep sack?  Nope, but I hope to before the end of the month!

I started searching for a sleep sack pattern, but couldn’t find anything that I liked.  That seems to always be the way with me.  I decide to do a project, but then I can’t find a pattern I like.  I think that is why I have so much sock yarn piling up in my stash…

I decided to just do a basic sack myself.  Obviously no special stitches, but it is easy, and that is about all my brain can handle right at this moment.

I grabbed some thick grey wool from my stash, and thought that would work well.  Not necessarily a girly color, but something that will keep her warm, and the warmth is the important part.  I grabbed the biggest needles I have (size 13) and went to town.

Now, keep in mind, this was done when my husband had taken the kids out for a bike ride, and unfortunately I haven’t found a good chunk of time to sit down and work on it some more, but I have some appointments coming up, and I am sure there will be plenty of waiting time for me to finish up the knitting I have planned.

I am still reading Homeward Bound, and I love it.  It is really interesting to read about all the different ways mamas are trying to bring money into the family, how they are raising their children, choosing a new sort of feminism. 

What are you working on this week?

Linking up with Ginny and Nicole


  1. That will make a great sleep sack. I have a tendency to find a pattern I like, and by the time I'm done I have changed it so much that it's not even the same pattern anymore. I bet you are finished before the end of the month!

  2. I love sleep sacks! I wish I would have made one to snuggle one of our little ones in. The yarn looks so soft. Happy knitting!

  3. That is adorable! I also wish I had made one when our littles were babies but never did! It looks like nice easy knitting!

  4. Beautiful yarn for a little sleep sack!

  5. I love this yarn, so very pretty! She will be toasty !

  6. What a great start - love the yarn.

  7. I am still trying to finish my baby blanket - I am focusing on that project this weekend. And then I will feel happier if my baby #2 arrives!


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