Hey guys! Guess what? I did a thing! I had a baby! He arrived at the end of November, and in my unbiased opinion, he’s pretty perfect.
Plus, it’s nice to have a kid in the house who doesn’t fight me when I try to dress him in seasonally-appropriate knitwear. (I swear, the big kid hasn’t worn anything warmer than a t-shirt in months… it’s 40 degrees out!)
The baby is a big fan of being snuggled, especially in his cozy garter-stitch baby blanket.
He likes wearing his big brother’s hand-me downs (and rainbow-colored bootees from Grandma).
And, frankly, my favorite thing about babies is that you can dress them up in ridiculous outfits, like this rainbow-sweater-pants-and-storm-cloud-ensemble. Too stinking cute.
Anyway, pretty pleased with this kiddo (and his big brother, who’s being very sweet about “his baby”). I think I’ll keep him.
And as far as this blog goes, I’ve got a few months’ worth of posts already written, so there won’t (or at least shouldn’t) be a break in the blog.
I’ve got some exciting news. It’s good news (and we all need more good news these days), and it’s big (at least for me and my family)!
I’m having another kid! Wild!
Am I crazy? Maybe. Am I worried about being pregnant and having a newborn mid-pandemic? Absolutely (though, for what it’s worth, this whole ball got rolling before Covid really set in). Am I beyond excited to meet the little dude? Definitely.
And, since this kid will be a fall/winter baby (he’s due in a couple weeks!)- more excuses for knitting teeny tiny sweaters! (You know I’m only in this parenthood thing because of the tiny knitting opportunities.)
What will this mean for you? Hopefully, not much (except that there will probably be more baby sweaters on the blog in the immediate future). I’m working on building up a backlog of posts to cover me when it gets really hairy, but I’m still hoping to keep the blog going, posting once a week. And, I’m still planning on keeping my freelance pattern-writing going, though that might slow down for a bit. But, who knows what the future will hold? I can’t imagine I’ll have more free time going forward. Ha!
Do you have any favorite baby knits? Sweaters? Pants? Blankets?
I’ve been working on a super secret project for quite a while now. It’s a huge project, and it’s been taking up a lot of my time and attention. And, frankly it’s going to be taking even more of my time and attention going forward.
I began this project this summer, and it just seems to be growing and growing on me. I assume it’ll stop growing at some point, but for the foreseeable future, it’s just going to get bigger and bigger and more and more complicated.
In short, the project I’m working on is… a baby!
There he is! He doesn’t have a name yet, and isn’t due to be born until the beginning of April, but he’s very much making his presence known (I’m afraid of stretching out all my sweaters, so I’m down to cardigans only), and has currently wedged himself uncomfortably up in my rib cage.
(I wonder how many of you guessed something was up with all the babysweater talk.)
So what does this little dude mean for the blog?
Don’t worry, this isn’t going to turn into a “Mommy blog,” or an “All About Babies” blog, or anything like that (though I can’t promise that I’ll never mention the kid). I’ll still be talking yarn and knitting, and I’ll still be designing patterns, though maybe not as frequently (I’ve been told that babies need a lot of attention).
For now, nothing will change in the blog schedule, but over the next couple months, I’m planning on scaling back a bit. Monday-Wednesday-Friday posts are a lot of work. I’ll keep the 3-days a week through mid-February (and my 5-year blog anniversary!), then I’ll be scaling back to twice a week (so I can get to work on a little bit of a backlog, which will let me take a bit of maternity leave). Then, when the baby’s born, I’m planning on going down to once a week (at least until I get my sea legs). I’ll still be here, just not as much.
I’m really excited to meet my little dude! (And really excited to see if his sweaters fit.)