• 05May
    Categories: knitting Comments: 0

    baby sweater

    There is not really much going on here in the way of adoption news. We are still waiting to receive some paperwork in the mail, so wait we shall. We knew there would be a lot of waiting. I have plans to reorganize the house from top to bottom and get rid of all the things we accumulate but do not really need. That is not going as well as I would like, but it is my own fault for not being more productive.

    I do have a confession: I have succombed to the temptation and bought my first baby item! Because I am a knitter and we are adopting a little girl, it was just a matter of time really. I borrowed my sister’s Debbie Bliss baby knitting book and I have decided to start with a sweater. I went to my local yarn shop and picked up some baby yarn in an appropriate color (she did not have as many to choose from as I had hoped for). I have no clue what size she will be. The average age at the time of adoption is 12-14 months, but many of the girls are in 9 month clothing. So, I have to decide whether to knit a 9-12 month or 12-24 month garment. Probably the latter, so that she can grow into it and it will fit longer. I do not plan to knit a lot of things for her…just a sweater, maybe some socks, and a blanket. But I just could not help but want to make something special for her. It will also be a way to break up the monotony of waiting.  If I stay busy preparing for her over the next two years then I will be less inclined to become discouraged while waiting.

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