[knitting] A come back!

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*dusts around and removes the cobwebs* anyone still around??
phew it’s been a loooooong time, a little over four and a half months since I posted here. Let’s say I’ve kept myself busy.. My little girl is growing well and already making good progress: it’s great to see her grow and learn new stuff such as laughing, grabbing toys and rolling over. Especially after the first couple of months when I wondered if anything was happening behind those blue eyes. I think I was quite well prepared for the pregnancy and the birth, thanks to birthing classes, but not for what came after and it has been a trying period to say the least. But thankfully these days are over, we are now in a kind of reassuring routine, I’ve gone back to work since the beginning of September, Héloïse is perfectly happy at the crèche (the daycare in French) and I have even been able to go back to my sewing table!

Of course Héloïse is learning how to sew as the picture shows .

So for the last four months I’ve mostly been knitting in my free time, it’s much easier to pick up and put down according to her schedule.
The only thing I sewed was a sling (something that saved my life with a newborn), following Liza Jane‘s example in using Jan’s tutorial. Now my little baby needs less soothing by walking around but I’m still using it nearly daily: it’s extremely useful when you just need to pop out of the car for a quick trip to the post office and don’t want to pull out and unfold the pram.
Here is part of the knitting I’ve been doing: a little cardigan from the French book Les Intemporels pour Bébé. I had already knitted a newborn version, so cute! I just need to buy some buttons. Next to the cardigan are a little pair of Drops Garn Studio booties, important now that autumn has really arrived! With the long ribbing section, they stay on her legs a little longer than slippers. Let’s say I have more interesting things to do than pick up lost slippers every minute 🙂
I’ll show you the results of my short sewing section in the next few days, it’s a a pair of trousers from an Ottobre magazine.

 

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8 thoughts on “[knitting] A come back!

  1. Welcome back! I don’t have kids so, to me, women who care for little ones are super heroes. I can’t imagine having a fragile life be so dependent on me. Good to hear you are both doing well and that you are finding some balance and a bit of time to craft.

  2. Good to have you back. It’s so hard with little ones to carve out time for crafting but you’re right that it’s the key to sanity. I remember that feeling of “what do I do now” on our first days at home. It does get easier. I’m just sad that my two are now too big for those adorable booties.

    • Thanks Evie! Yes time flies, but paradoxically many days of the first months felt like they would never end.. The “what do I do now?” question is exactly the one: why is she (still) crying? When should I put her to sleep, is she eating the correct amount, etc. and what do I do with her when she’s awake as she’s too small to play?
      I still feel sometimes that I’m not doing things properly – does this feeling ever end 😉 but you’re right, it does get easier. And being able to go back to my sewing table this weekend is really making a difference. I just have to learn to sew in short periods!

  3. Welcome back! I don’t know how moms do it– it just seems so difficult! I’m glad you and the wee one are doing so well. 🙂 Her sweater is so darling!

    • Thanks Sonja! I agree with you: being a mom is difficultn but you’d better not think too much about it 🙂 and of course a smile from your baby makes you forget a lot!

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