Pattern: Pinwheel Blanket
Yarn: Berroco Comfort in Ballet Pink
Needles: size 8
I loved Aesop's Fables when I was a child. All of those stories about animals were fun. I read them over and over. And years later, I realized that I had been learning from those tales all along. I can't even pick a favorite, but one that comes to mind more than some is The Tortoise And The Hare. What I remember is that the one capable of the greater speed didn't win the race. The race was won by the slow tortoise, who kept steady at it.
I felt a bit like the tortoise this summer as I worked on the baby blanket. (Hurray! I'm done and the baby has not been born yet.) I did not have great spaces of time to work on this. I knew this when I started. But a blanket was needed.
I just knitted every tiny spare moment I could find. A few stitches before bedtime after the toys had been picked up. A nice way to wind down at night.
Several rounds early in the morning before the little ones woke up. A wonderful way to start the day. Knitting was my morning meditation.
I knitted at nap time. There were interruptions all along the way. Little hands tried to help. Little hands got into things that meant I had to stop and rescue someone or something. But I kept knitting.
And this new baby, who will be here soon, has her blanket ready and waiting.