Thursday, October 25, 2012

room to grow

Our October started out so cold that I really couldn't knit these baby longies fast enough! I'm a slow and distracted knitter, but here they are, finished just in time for the first real snowfall of the season.


My baby isn't technically a baby anymore, but I just can't help still calling her that (won't they always be our babies, after all?). She's growing so fast now in every way that I find myself feeling the moments slipping through my fingers while I struggle to grasp them a bit longer. Much like the stitches while knitting, no sooner do I complete one, than does it slide off the needle and another one takes its place. Connections are woven. The garment speeds toward completion. The casting off a bittersweet end. 
 

I thought much about these things as I worked on this pair of longies, making sure I added that extra inch to allow baby room to grow. Isn't it something that kids give us so much opportunity to grow along with them? They are more adept at it for sure, but if we let them, they will show us what a gift it is to never stagnate. To keep going even through the growing pains. It doesn't stop me sometimes wishing, though, that time would just slow down already


(Here you can see I had one of these moments, where I let the baby play with the ball of yarn to buy myself some time so I could finish just one more row. Then, I spent double that time untangling the baby and mess of yarn. Hrmn.)


Now onto some much needed mittens and a new hat

10 comments:

  1. Those longies are adorable! Can't wait to see the mittens and hat...

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  2. Such sweet pants. I think a certain little man in my life could use something similar! I just need to get my current never ending knitting project over and done with!

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  3. They look superb and sound like they offered a nice moment of reflection for you. I hope you have a great day with your sweet babe!

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  4. I still call C baby girl and talk about her as if she is a new baby. It's hard to imagine that she's almost 2, but it goes so fast!

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  5. I can't even verbalize how cute these are. And those little curled toes!

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  6. beautiful!!! and your photos too!

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  7. Ooh, must check this pattern for newborn size! After three early-mid Spring babies, I'm due soon with our first winter baby. She will be fully equipped with many knitted things...must try some longies! Love the way they look!

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  8. Cute britches for the baby! :)
    I saw on the news that ya'll were getting snow already...

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  9. wow, jaime, those are amazing. so, so beautiful. i love them.

    i definitely felt the bittersweetness that you are describing a lot this past year. i didn't like it one bit! i feel like i have finally made peace with it. i also realized that in the blog world, people are always saying they want time to slow down. this mindset was sinking in to my subconscious and affecting me. not in a positive way of holding the present in awareness, but in a way of grasping a little too much, at holding on a little too tightly to the present. but paying attention to how often I was reading this message and bringing that into awareness really helped me bring this growing up business into perspective (as did talking to parents of older children and hearing them tell me they were glad those baby days were behind them, even if they were so dear!) :)

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