Knitting for babies …

… takes longer than expected! Finally, I have my latest knitted project finished. It feels like I’ve been working on this forever, probably because I have. I started this before X was born; I was thinking it would be a cute, easy project to take on for my friend’s daughter. That was before the crippling carpal tunnel I got in the last trimester of pregnancy. Guys, it was awful. I could barely type, let alone manipulate knitting needles. I would wake up every morning and my hands and wrists would be curled into stiff claws that I would have to painfully straighten out before I could move them. Ugh, I digress. These memories are fantastic birth control.

Anyway, then I had a baby and my hands got better, but my time was decidedly more taken by this demanding little (adorable) monster. I actually had to start over because I realized the girl was going to grow out of it before I’d ever finished. But those challenges just make you more proud of the work? Maybe?

SweaterDress

This cute soft little knit was surprisingly hard to put together (my least favourite thing about knitting). There is the softest little puffed sleeves, which aren’t showing up too well on this makeshift hanger I got going. And the buttons are fun, but it’s those little details that drive me crazy.

Finishing this is giving me new motivation to get started on a new project, though. I think something for myself this time … it’s been a long time since I knit for myself.

Word of the day:

Doppelganger: a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person

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