97 more days until Baby Shamrock is due to arrive. Telling a baby when to arrive works really well, have you ever noticed that? They follow instructions. They care about your comfort. They understand timelines.
So this post should really be titled "83-111 days, or thereabouts, of knitting."
What kind of Yarnista would I be if I let my baby girl arrive with no squishy knit things to wear? While it's true that I have no clothes, toys, toiletries, or safety gear to use, I figure that can all be solved with one epic Target trip. Knitting, on the other hand, takes time, and that is what I will run out of if I'm not careful.
Over the weekend I started a spiral baby blanket, which I'll post a picture of soon. It's coming along swimmingly.
Ideally, I would like to get 25 baby things made before Shamrock arrives. Telling a Yarnista to knit 25 things works really well, have you ever noticed that? I'm certain I'll have no trouble whipping out 25 adorable knitteds, right? That is so easy and not time consuming, which is why everyone in the world does it.
Humor me here, OK? I have reached the I have nothing to wear phase, and you should take pity. My husband, who is 6'5" and 220 lbs, doesn't have any clothes that fit me, either. God love him, he is not pitying my lack of wardrobe options nearly enough.
I need more people to say "You poor, poor girl. It is NO FAIR that you have nothing to wear! You have my complete sympathies!"
Instead, God love him, he told me this morning that he was going to an outdoor/camping store to buy some REALLY GIANT T-SHIRTS that he heard were on sale.
Can you hear the violins that I've queued?
I told him no thanks, that I don't wear clothes from outdoor/camping stores because that is just not who I am as a person, but that if he wanted to buy HIMSELF some really giant sale T-shirts he was welcome to do so, and if I felt so inclined, I would steal them from him.
Do you know what he said? He said, "Right, that's exactly what I meant."
Pity? Do you feel it yet?
Let's get back to the baby knitting. That is more fun and more cute.
I've picked out several projects, and want some input on which colorways I should choose.
First up in the 97 days of baby knitting (once I finish my spiral blanket which is one of the larger projects in the queue) will be this sweet hat:
It's called the Rosy Scalloped Hat, and was designed by Kate Oates of Tot Toppers. So adorable.
I'm thinking about using one of these three colorways:
or Sweet Pea:
Help me choose!
I'm going to knit it out of Springvale DK, if that makes any difference to you.
I think I should reward myself if I actually complete my knitting goal, don't you? What is an appropriate reward for, "You just finished knitting 25 items for a baby human that you grew and gave birth to"?