So, I don’t know where the heck the time went, but I have a month…eep…or less…eeep…before wee one makes their appearance! I will be 36 weeks on Thursday. I have sooo much knitting I still want to finish before Tad arrives too. So I figure I’d better set some goals. Here we go, excuse the lousy pictures, it’s rainy here.
On the needles and in no order of importance:
#1 Labor socks: my midwife gave us a list with everything we will need for our homebirth (oh yeah, did I mention we are having this baby at home?) and on that list is “warm socks” well duh, you can’t say that to a knitter, of course I have to make my own, and no I can’t wear a pair I already have knit. I came up with a quick eyelet pattern using the yarn that 2Trees from World of Yarncraft sent me. It’s soooo soft. Pictures to come when the light doesn’t suck as bad.
#2 My sister’s socks: ah, these poor things have been sorely neglected for nearly a month now. I need to get these finished and in the mail to her with some cookies, asap!
#3 Mr. Greenjeans: I really don’t know what my problem is with this sweater, it’s gorgeous, I love it, it fits, and I’m nearly finished!
I even bought several vintage Checz glass buttons from Etsy to choose from for the closure. I have a few more inches of cable and then the button band. I need to stop stalling and start knitting. I want to wear this to my baby shower…if it’s not 80 degrees anyway.
#4 Baby Sweater: Okay, technically this thing isn’t even on the needles yet, it’s just been swatched, but I need to get my hiney in gear here. I found the pattern on Ravelry. I wanted something sweet, but not gender specific. Tadah! And it’s being knit in super deliciously soft Peruvian Pure Alpaca Fina from Elann in Peridot.
#5 Baby Genius Burp Cloth: Okay, I have five finished and will finish the sixth tomorrow, but as anyone who has had an infant knows, six burp cloths is not nearly enough. I bought enough Sugan ‘n Cream to make I4. Apparently, we like to model these more than we like to model bibs.
#6 Baby Bib: Again, same with the burp cloths, I have about 4 knit up, they just need buttons. These I can put off for a bit, but not for too long.
So here is the plan! Here are the goals! Tad, please cooperate accordingly!
Finish Goal #3 by the end of this week (April 25th).
Finish Goal #1 and #2 by the end of next week (May 2nd).
Finish Goal #4 by May 9th.
Finish 6 more of goal #6 by May 16th.
Finish two goal #5’s per week until yarn is gone or baby arrives.
Hmmm, okay, I think I can do that. Cheer me on folks! I’m not doing much these days anyway. I’m starting to slow down and I’m sitting a lot so this is totally manageable.