I had already come to terms with the fact that The Big Baby Thing would be tossed into a gift bag moments before entering the baby shower, that I'd ask the mom-to-be to open my gift first, then I'd quickly snatch it back from her and spend the rest of the party knitting on it. I was okay with that. If the mom-to-be is going to be part of our family, she better get used to that type of behavior from me.
|random photo of the sun setting on the trees|
But, my real concern is, the baby may be here much sooner than expected. Nothing to be overly concerned about, the doctors simply adjusted the baby's due date by multiple weeks. Multiple weeks! Doesn't the doctor know how important something like that is to a knitting grandma? I mean, come on! I've got a knitting schedule! A one week adjustment is one thing, but weeks, with an "S" ... Yikes!
But, whenever she arrives, the baby will need a Big Baby Thing and dag gone it if this first time grandma is going to be late with baby's Big Baby Thing.
But, and here's where I'm extra thankful for all the suggestions to let the Big Baby Thing be late and perhaps knit a small baby thing instead...
|Mint Green Stroll Small Baby Thing|
You all reminded me of an important small baby thing that I'd planned to knit and had completely forgotten about. Needless to say, it's on the needles now. In fact, it's almost off the needles!
And I promise it isn't dirty dishwater colored in real life. In real life, it's standard, genderless, mint green. Mint Stroll from Knit Picks to be exact. I'm holding two strands together to make the knitting go faster. I'm pretty stoked about this design. I'm making it up as I go and so far, it's working as planned. Knock on wood! Anyway, I'll be able to tell you more about it next week.