Even with a new baby, I have found a little time to knit. A little. Not a lot.
Which is why Kim’s Hats from Last Minute Knitted Gifts is perfect knitting for me right now. A small project, knit on size 9 DPNs, is bound to be finished quickly. I found enough left over Sierra yarn from Knitpicks (I think they are calling it Cadence yarn now) in my stash to make two hats- one for our baby and one for our friend’s baby who is 3 1/2 months.
I’m waiting to add the pom poms and tassels until the second hat is finished, so I don’t run out of yarn, and I am planning on lining the hats with some sort of fleece. I’m never lined something I have knitted before, so hopefully I’ll find a tutorial somewhere.
Did you notice the organza bag all my projects items are in? The baby received a few gifts that were inside bags like these and I LOVE using them to house my projects! They are infinitely more chic than my regular zip-lock bags.
When do I have time to knit? Mostly when my husband has been attempting to give the baby a bottle. I am breastfeeding exclusively (which turned out to be not as hard as I had anticipated) so feeding our little one a bottle of expressed milk has been Keith’s nightly project. I hide in the basement so the baby doesn’t hear, see or smell me, and try to concentrate on knitting instead of her loud protests. I also try to catch up on my blog reading too.
We’ve been encouraged by our pediatrician to persevere with the bottle despite the tears. She eventually will get the hang of it and enjoy being fed by someone other than mama. We’ve been using the Medela bottles with the orthodontic slow flow nipple thus far, but we put the Dr. Brown’s bottle on our Amazon Wishlist. The Dr’s recommended them. I’m currently waiting for Keith to wake up to see if the bottles could be wrapped up under our Christmas tree.
But these two are the best presents!
Merry Christmas everyone!