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Last October (September?) I started knitting this blanket for my baby.  It traveled to Ireland with us and I picked up and put it down so many times in the last several months I sometimes wondered if it would get done… but then I would think, “Oh, I’ll have plenty of time to finish this before the baby comes.”  So, when I found out that I was 3cm dilated last week I decided that I needed to get this blanket done (even though it wasn’t even on my list).  And I did!

And yeah… my bag is still not packed yet.

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Last week I was looking for a knitting project to work on while I was sitting at the fair tent and I came across this pattern for a pumpkin hat and booties.  I’ve been knitting on and off again for several years, however my only successful projects have been a patchwork blanket and several scarves.  But this summer I was inspired (by what did she do today and soulemama) to start knitting again and force myself to actually learn how to follow patterns.  Since then I have learned how to use double pointed needles, made some fingerless gloves, a few hats, and an odd one-size-fits-all (except for me) sweatervest.  My big, long term goal is to knit a wearable sweater (I’ve made 2 or 3 attempts but it just hasn’t happened yet).  I might start with baby sweaters since I had more success with this baby pattern.

So I was excited to actually complete this pattern and have it come out as something recognizable.  I’m still in awe that I actually made those booties.  I couldn’t visualize how they would work when I was reading the pattern but I just blindly followed the instructions and they magically appeared!  I’m hoping that my sister will like this set for her 5 month old…

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