I confess that my back is aching, quite badly at times and, although I know that this is a very common late pregnancy symptom, I have become quite grumpy about it, not least as it's stopping me from knitting (and blogging). Now that Baby's reached that magical 37 weeks (= full term), I had hoped to "pop" sooner rather than later, but this is not an opinion shared by the consultant. When I shared this hope with her, she very gently asked when Daniel had made his appearance, knowing full well that he was a week late, and then tried to reassure me that if Baby is over 10 days late, we can talk about induction. This isn't quite what I had in mind but then again, neither of us are in charge of this situation - isn't that right, Baby?
Trying to be positive about it though, another three weeks buys me a lot of knitting time (if only I could sit to knit!). Earlier this week, I finished a hat for Baby, using the same yarn as that for Daniel's jacket anda pattern from a book I already own. I believe that this may even be referred to "stash busting"! (Don’t be fooled by the colour: As with Daniel, the "colour" of this baby is still unknown but one thing is for sure: Blue is my favourite colour and, as such, all members of my family wear it.)
Just think what I can knit in three weeks though! So I've cast on another hat, which is part of a Vintage Sailor Top and Hat combo that I picked at WoolFest earlier this year, with the vague idea that perhaps I would be able to use it for one of mine (but nothing stronger in case I was unable to act on the idea). But in three weeks (possibly even four!), well, of course I can start and finish it. Particularly since it only comes in one size (0-3 months) so there’ll be no second chances (except, maybe, for grandchildren).
You may think that I'm tempting fate, and perhaps I am. Or perhaps I'm just testing my consultant and all the years of knowledge and experience she has. Or maybe I'm just testing Baby and their desire to be dressed in a baby alpaca / silk / cashmere (oh yes, very baby compatible!). I know where my preference would lie, especially since it is so cold outside, and the yarn is oh-so-soft. But Baby, if you could just shift your weight just a little, I could make some decent progress with the knitting and that would be to the benefit of both of us.