Life takes a new rhythm when a baby comes around. Priorities change and are re-evaluated.
Sleep is often an issue that keeps creeping up on me. I love reading new baby magazines and they say, "Sleep when the baby does!" That's great, until you have 2... or 3... or 4, and then there is no sleep--and even less when I now have 4 children that have a chance of waking up at night! I was happy to get 2-3 hours of consecutive sleep.
Supper on the table becomes a challenge.
They can be worn twice right?
Decorating and redecorating for holidays? The Christmas tree can be up until February... The baby likes the lights anyways.
The weird thing is, I chose this sleepless crazy colicky baby time to take up new hobbies.
Why?! I don't know. Maybe because I was staying up till 1 am anyway, I might as well do something. That late at night it usually the only time my house is quiet ANYWAY.
That is the beauty of YouTube. I was able to teach myself to crochet and knit just through various videos.
Why spend money on a book?! (I'm too cheap for that). I found Knittinghelp.com and started right up. I also checked out TLC.com for simple beginning projects so I learned how to knit, purl and all the other tricks of the trade.
Then, when I needed to do something decorative (like a pretty flower) I bought a crochet hook, and added that to my repertoire.
Once I figured that out, I went crazy. I'd do a hat after baby hat.
Check out my Pinterest Board for awesome Knitting and Crochet ideas and patterns!
Over the last week I decided to make this beautiful crocheted sweater for my baby girl. So, off I went to the library (again, too cheap to buy the book), and found some wonderful easy patterns. This one turned out great!