Monday, 2 May 2011

Working... or not

I'm currently sitting in Costa a coffee shop belonging to a well-known chain trying to cudgel my brain into producing something vaguely sermon-like,  but failing miserably because my mind is on other things - namely, my friend's new baby that I've just visited, and knitting of course.  The baby is gorgeous (so small!) but has made me realise that really I don't want another (though there's still a small bit of me that is very broody) - I don't think I'd survive.  I'll have to make do with lots of cuddles.  There's something a bit sad, but also a bit liberating, about realising that my baby days are passing.  Rebekah has finally worked out how to crawl, sort of, has stopped breastfeeding, and won't be a baby for much longer.  Steffie is just about out of nappies (yippee!) and will start nursery in September.  Hannah is already at school and getting more grown up and independent (when the mood takes her).  And so we will enter a new phase as a family.  And with it will come other pressures, like whether to work or not, along with Hannah's particular needs which are always there but change over time.  I've thought for a while that no stage is easier, it's just that the challenges are different, but slightly more sleep would be welcome.

But I digress.  I'm really excited about this KAL, I've never done one before and I have all sorts of ideas in my head about what I want to make, which may or may not be possible / sensible.  I also have a baby gift to finish and a few other small things to knit before the summer holidays, plus Rogue to finish off (I've lost my chart for the sleeves, and I really don't want to have to re-do it - it's all coloured in with notes on increases etc, so I need to have a good look for it before I can carry on).

Anyway I'd better get back to work before I run out of tea and laptop battery.

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