Hello everyone, I have a new FO for you!
This one was started on purpose in the summer, before the semi-accidental house, before the neverending story of repairs and renovation, before Peanut was a toddler of DESTRUCSHUN…wait, no, he’s been that for longer. My point is that I started this project before most of that went down, and never got around to blogging it.
So here I was with this hard project, one that I had started knowing it was about the product, not the process, and I didn’t have a platform to discuss it. Ok, and also complain about how hard it was. As you may have noticed, I am generally here for the process, as much if not more so than the product.
Updating our house was time-consuming and and so was my project. Packing was exhausting and so was my project. Peanut was burning through my emotional energy and so was my project. I felt like I had put all my irons in the fire already and then needed to keep finding more.
My anxiety was running high, I got a dose of depression. I’m pretty sure “If only I was doing all this while mildly depressed” is something that has been said by no one ever. My usual coping strategies—sleep, quiet, extra knitting time—were sidelined by the move and a needy toddler. Complaining in real life wasn’t even helping much because I was pretty sure this project would never be done, we’d never move, and Peanut would be a toddler forever. (Side note, he might be)
Then suddenly, two weeks early, my huge project was over.
And I’ll never enjoy the process, but I do love the product.
Welcome, Dollop. We are so happy you’re here.
10 responses to “Baby Surprise Jacket”
Congratulations on your newest FO! Cleaver way to announce it.
Thanks Marsha! 🙂
Congratulations! Wish you all the sleep you need! A son?
Haha, thank you I need it! Yep, a little boy 🙂
Well done on the jacket – LOVE the new knitwear model 🙂
Thank you Glenis! We are quite taken with him too 🥰
I wondered in an Instagram when I saw tiny foot if there was another little one. Congratulations!!!!
Thank you!!! Lots of tiny feet and hands from here on out, it seems like I only get knitting done with him on my lap 🙂
Congrats on doing all of the above at once and coming out well at the end!
Thank you so much! I’m glad everything came together and we made it through but I won’t be looking to take on any more big projects anytime soon!!!