Tuesday, March 13, 2012

So Its Been Awhile...what would you save?

  Yes, so it has been almost a year since my last post.  There is a good reason for that.  First I thought pregnancy made me too tired to knit.  Then the baby arrived*....lets just say the last 12 weeks have been somewhat of a blur.

  The good news is my baby is healthy and happy (most of the time, don't come 'round about 6pm, your ears won't be able to take it).  Now that she's almost 3 months old she is napping as well (!!), and I finally have time to knit AND blog again.

   Except, did I mention?  We are selling our place and moving across the country.  Which brings me to the real subject of this post.  I have been encouraged to place my huge stash** into storage.  We need to make the house look like the buyers live here, and the likelihood of another fiber obsessed baby mama finding our home is pretty slim.     

  So I was forced to whittle down my stash to the bare essentials for the next two months.  With a little one, that means 5 skeins of sock yarn, some #1 needles, and a copy of Wendy Johnson's Socks from the Toe Up.  It would have been Knit Sock Love, but fancy charts and babies don't really mix.  That's it folks, 2 months of knitting.

  I need to go, the baby just woke up.  At this rate five skeins of sock yarn will last a lot longer than two months...and that's ok :)

* Evelyn.  Born Christmas Eve after a quick and easy 5 hour labor.  7 lbs 5 ounces.  Perfect in every way.  Except colic, colic has been a challenge.

** "Huge stash" is my husband's term, not mine.  I have tried to convince him that one extra large ziplock container and one box of books & accessories does not a huge stash make, and that some people have actual rooms in their houses devoted only to yarn.  No dice.  It had to go.