I feel like I'm getting used to having a baby in the house, and remembering what that means for me in terms of time management. I've been adjusting my expectations about what I can achieve in a day (less than I imagine), when I need to go to bed (not as late as I used to), and what sort of food we're going to eat for dinner (pasta or sausages it would seem).
Strangely I seem to have less time for things that I used to do, and yet more opportunities for things that I didn't have opportunities for before. Like going out for coffee with other stay-at-home-mum friends, painting my toenails, and baking. As it looks like Little (but fast growing) A is going to be sleeping in our study and craft room for the foreseeable future (6 months is about how far I can see at the moment) crafting is something I'm finding it hard to find opportunities for. Until I can set up a temporary sewing station somewhere, crafting entails knitting on a couple of small projects that are nestled in a basket in the lounge room.
My Hari scarf was my labor knitting project. I only knitted about 6 rows then, but have been picking it up regularly since and it is growing steadily. The pattern is amazing- so simple (easy to memorise) and yet so sculptural and dynamic. The photograph totally fails to capture the gorgeous colour of the yarn- Morris & Sons Paddington in Cornichon. (an almost perfect match to my new giant green Scarf Shop scarf in Olive Moss).
A garter wrap cardigan for Little A stalled just before Christmas when I realised I was going to run out of yarn. It's been frogged back to the start of the sleeves and I'm knitting it with shorter sleeves (omitting the cuff) and hoping that this will solve the problem. Garter stitch is perfect for mindless moments.
I have another knitting project waiting to get started. Actually awaiting arrival of the book with the pattern. I'm planning a February Baby Sweater for this lovely rosey Pear Tree yarn, a birthday (and birth day) gift from Sooz (Thanks again!).
I have also managed a little bit of hand sewing in an effort to tidy up some of the things lying about in A's room. Stitching the buttons onto the top of her Christmas Stocking to complete a matching pair. It's a bit wonky, but I'm blaming that on the fact that I was baby wearing when I did it. (I'm taking all opportunities as they arise).