Despite the carefully laid out plans and the miles and miles of lists that we've been making in order to maintain some sort of control over the chaos of the Schwartz Family Life....The clock in ticking down and we're starting to feel a bit of pressure.
So, what does a Mama do when she has a To Do List that seems overwhelming? She sits and she knits. If her belly is round and her organs are getting kicked and punched by little teeny tiny angel hands she knits wool soakers.
Sophia has been a cloth diaper baby since day 1. We've tried pretty much everything except the All in One diapers (which are the Cadillacs of cloth diapers. I never bothered because they take FOREVER to dry and it seems like they're less efficient because of the extra energy consumed by the dryer.) I have a pretty abundant stash built up from Soph (who is fascinated with what Mom and Dad do on the toilet but not yet interested in doing it herself) but we were lacking in the newborn department. In any event, I got a great deal on some organic fitted newborn diapers. All I needed to do is knit up a few wool covers.
So, in the middle of our somewhat crazy life I started hunting down patterns and picking out 100% wool from my stash of yarn. (That's right folks...I didn't buy ANY new yarn for this project. I just used what I had on the shelf!)
How loved would you feel if you were raised by a family that actually covered your sweet little buns in something healthy, safe, AND handknit?? We're hoping that the warm fuzzies that our children will one day feel because I knit their diaper covers will cancel out their need for therapy because of all the bizarre traits they received via their genes.
...and.....They are so damn cute.
After I finished 5 diaper covers I decided to take a break and knit a new sweater for the Big Sister. I saved a few skeins of organic cotton from the moving madness and cast on and knit this sweater.
Much to my surprise (and thanks, no doubt, to the car ride to and from South Jersey yesterday) I knit the entire sweater in less than 24 hours. I wove in the stray ends last night before bed and Soph got to try it on this morning.
She ran several laps around the house after I put it on and was rather happy with herself. She didn't really enjoy the photography session though. She's much more interested in DOING the photographing and doesn't like actually getting her picture taken.