I was merrily carrying along up to the end of last year working on things like the sweater pattern I swore I'd create and the sky shawl when one of my sisters announced she was pregnant. In my family's house, that goes quickly from 'yay!' to 'oh, shit now I need to buy yarn and make stuff!'
Well, maybe that was just me. But other members of my family are also making stuff.
Anyway, so for the past 6-8 months or so, almost all of my projects have been baby stuff. I made this sweater:
|I have to credit the woman who works at the button section of the notions store I go to. I'll be looking at something that would work, and then she'll come up with completely different buttons that work perfectly.|
and a matching hat and booties:
and then started this blanket (haven't finished it yet, though):
and then got this out of the way:
and then started another, cooler weather sweater, for which I have no picture yet.
We're not going to talk about the amount of yarn I bought for this (more than I've used, certainly). I always get into this 'I can make all the things!' mode when it comes to special things like having an excuse to make really nice baby items (since this is my niece). However, it turns out that, no, when you work full time and go to school part time and have to do things like keep up with an apartment and get distracted by my fiance and my attention-whore of a cat:
|Who then proceeded to attack the sweater. He's already claimed the extra, wrong-sized, baby bootie.|
My niece is due next month. Oops.