Thursday, December 11, 2008

How It Gets Done

Problem: I don't have much time to knit any more.  But, I really want to finish Rachel's mittens.  Usually I have a little time at the end of the day to work on a project, but when your Knitting Hour collides with Baby's Angry Hour (read: 2-3 hours) something has to give and it's always the knitting.  

Solution: Thank goodness Henry likes my fleece pouch.  Thank goodness it's so simple to use a sleep deprived mom can use it!

Forgive my sullen immigrant expression.  I resemble my great-grandmother who was an immigrant and she never looked so sullen.  Really, I was simply intent on getting the greatest quantity knit while the baby was content (Commando Knitting).  I'm sure that's why our ancestors looked like that in the old photos.  They had many more babies and much more to do.  My particular ancestors had to do it on a diet of cabbage and corned beef on top of it, too.  I pity those moms!  I bet they had to knit while standing over a wood burning stove and frying bacon--and no fleece pouch for the babes.  Times have sure changed.

5 comments:

kristina said...

Love the baby sling. I SO, SO wish I had one for my daughter. She had many cranky times. :)

Striving Green said...

It's amazing when you think about what women before us had to deal with. Love the baby sling. You are an amazing multi-tasker!

Angoraknitter said...

Wow, that pouch looks nice! Did you make it? Now, can you nurse and knit at the same time? Your post is wonderful food for thought.

Ana said...

What kind of sling is that? I hated the one I had for our youngest. If we ever have another baby, I'm going to have to buy a new one, so do tell! It looks really cozy.

Knittymama said...

Hee hee, I'm laughing because that's how I've been getting my kniting done lately too. Do you ever poke him in the butt w/ double points? I have that happen sometimes...gotta use my short needles!