So, I’m sitting here on the sofa, trying to enjoy some quiet knitting time while little PB is napping, and I can’t turn off the chatter in my brain. Does this ever happen to you? Sure it does. We all have our ways of coping, and for me a standby way to shut down the chatter is to write a rant or make a list. So here it goes.
It’s almost Halloween and I don’t have a costume for PB. It’s her first Halloween, and not one she’ll remember, and so I haven’t felt like worrying about it much. I’ve gone to the shops and checked out a few options; there were even the daydreams back in August of what I might knit or craft for her. But the truth is (and here I risk sounding like a Bad Mother) I just don’t care if she has a costume or not.
It turns out other people seem to care, as I get asked nearly every day what she’s going to be for Halloween. I feel this outside pressure to have a 1st Halloween Moment documented in photos, and the thought of not doing so makes me feel guilty. I don’t know about other mothers, but I don’t need any encouragement in that department!
I bought this outfit thinking it was cute and could be worn for a couple of festive occasions leading up to and including Halloween.
In the end, the maternal guilt got the better of me and I hustled off to Target to buy a costume. And I still feel bad for not making her one. Sigh.
- I haven’t touched my Mystery socks in a week. I knew this was likely to happen, which is precisely why I decided to knit both socks at the same time.
- Instead, I’ve been casting on and planning new projects like a mad woman. Some are gifty surprises, and others are for me. I bought yarn for the Climbing Vines Pullover, and am actually considering knitting it in pieces as written. I know.
- A dear friend sent me a Rhinebeck Ravelry party goody bag this week, and it was a welcome surprise on a day I was feeling particularly alone in our new town. It was full of little treats, including some dandy coupons that led me down the rabbit hole of online yarn shopping and project-planning.
- I am thinking about holiday knitting. Nothing grand, but a few little ornaments as gifts. Check out these wee snowmen from Mochimochiland; I might make a million of them, they’re so cute! Do you have any holiday knitting plans?
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and, if it’s your thing, a festive Halloween!