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Little Finished Knits

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It’s been a busy few days, woolly-wise. One baby jacket finished (loved doing the fluted bands!). A pair of booties have hopped off the needles too. The new baby in the family arrived yesterday and the gifts are ready – she was little so she might even fit into the prem baby cardigan and hat I made in a hurry just before Christmas when we were warned she might have been on her way.

So today it’s back to my other WIPs. The weather has turned bitterly cold so I have a great excuse to sit in the warm with pins and yarn and not venture outside too often. I am feeling proud to have finished something speedily (not the usual for me!) and I wish fellow crafters equal success with their current projects.

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Striped Knitted Baby Hoodie

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Striped Knitted Baby Hoodie

Ta – dah! Here’s the photo of the finished article!

Writing, Not Knitting, Baby nearly here! (Boy or girl?)

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ImageI had a few hours this afternoon to actually knit.  So, what have I been doing? Playing about with social media, equally important but …. I am knitting a striped baby hoodie. The baby it’s for is imminently due.  I am worried it will arrive and I won’t have finished my baby gift (I know what ‘it’ it is, but I am not telling yet, mum’s strict instructions!).I am wondering how on earth I am I going to find time to do everything on my ‘to do’ list.  . 

Most weeks I have plenty of time to please myself but for the past ten days or so I have been extra busy, with more work than usual in my part-time job and another casual job that crops up just twice a year.   I have also been visiting a friend recovering after an operation.  Plus, I have been emotionally supporting my son who is avidly revising and taking exams.  (Emotional support equals reading his mood swings, providing an ear when needed, giving sugary snacks when needed and complete avoidance when requested!) 

Am I the only one who never finds enough time in any one day?  I read in a recent article elsewhere that those who needed to find time should stop watching their ‘stupid soaps’ and just get on with whatever it is they need to get on with.  I fully believe everyone needs some ‘down time’, be it watching tv, going for a run, doing a craft, making a telephone call to a friend or whatever they wish to do that is not work or a chore.   

I favour any of those (except a run – I don’t!).  So, I shall stop beating myself up about not knitting yet today.  I plan to get the pins clicking a bit later on and to tell the friend to wait a while before she pops out baby number three!