Taking Stock

So here we are, 2018.

Among other things, this is the year I become the mother of two. In just a few short weeks. For all practical purposes I am the mother of two already. I have to feed both kids, deal with them waking me up during the night, and they both enjoy the occasional kick to the ribs. I went to my doctor's appointment and the number one thing he told me to do was slow down, which fits nicely into my theme of "savor" for the year, but does nothing to truly calm the stress level of being nearly 9 months pregnant while chasing a toddler.

One of the things I am doing to try to get a handle on my stress level is take stock of my WIPs. I've frogged a few things that have languished for far too long, and I unearthed a few that I had forgotten about.

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This is my All Points South, which you have never seen because right after I cast it on I got distracted by the Half Moon Oracle. Fortunately that was my last FO of 2017 and I am hoping to get it blocked this week. I was thinking about casting on another shawl but now I think that will just have to wait because this has recaptured my interest.

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And then there's my Big Sister, which I desperately want but for some reason stopped knitting back in October. It's so cold and none of my clothes fit anymore, so I feel really motivated to work on it again.

I'm also slowly gathering yarn to wind for projects to have at the ready for when Stormy gets here. I got so much knitting done when Pasha was an infant because we went through a time when he'd only sleep while being held. I know every baby is different, but I am going to be prepared this time if it happens again. Starting with these lovelies I got for Christmas. 

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Though, if I'm being honest, I may have already started knitting one. Oops!