The Knitting Hustle
For me when I learn there is an upcoming addition to our extended family (or friends) I tend to knit something for the impending tiny human. I learned back in the Autumn of 2016 that the Giant and I were getting another nibling (niece/nephew combined.) As a knitter, and a fan of knitting for the tiny humans, I decided to plan a few projects for the following June (this year.)
I had decided that it would be best to work on the projects a little at a time, since I had well over 8 months before the tiny human would enter the world. I started working on a blanket for the wee one fairly early, but as some of you may know, the far off date made it far easier to put that project down in favor of other things.
With the loss of my Grandmother, and various health issues of my own, knitting took a back seat for most of December through the end of February. I finally started picking up the needles again in March, but rather than push head long into the blanket, I decided to cast on five million socks (not quite, but feels pretty true.) Plus I started a Find Your Fade Shawl, which actually inspired me back into knitting more than a round or two here and there.
Knowing I had more than enough time to finish the blanket and a few little sweaters and a few hats, I was not too worried about abandoning the tiny human knits in favor of the siren’s call of other projects.
Friday that attitude concerning the blanket and all the other tiny human knits came to a screeching halt, as we were informed that the in-laws were experience premature labor complications. I was anxious, and hopeful, and terribly concerned for such an early arrival. By the evening of Friday the excellent staff at the hospital had been able to stop the labor process and I think the whole family sighed with relief. It was around that time I decided it might be a good idea to start working on projects for the tiny human, simply because of the scare.
The Giant and I ended up stopping by a local(ish) yarn shop and I picked up two skeins to start the cardigan I had planned. I happily trucked along with knitting fairly certain I would have more time.
Things were good up until Monday. As a surprise the baby decided it did not want to wait and so the in-laws had an emergency c-section and by mid afternoon the little guy had arrived, about 3 months too early. Thankfully mom and tiny human are doing well. The NICU they are staying at is the best in the State.
After the fear and anxiety and joy of the whole ordeal was officially over (the pregnancy/labor part at least.) I suddenly realized I have a new nephew and no knitting finished for him yet. I gathered together all the projects/yarn and I am now planning on working on knitting-all-the-things for the newest member of the family.
I guess it’s time to get my knitting hustle on.